Senior Advisor Privacy, Government Services Unit, Policy and Visitors Group, Wellington | Wellington

Posted on 10-May-2019
Application close date: 27-May-2019
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Job Specification

Conservation is of increasing interest to New Zealanders. It is at the heart of some of the most important issues facing our country: protecting our natural and historic heritage; contributing to our social, cultural and cultural success; and enhancing our wellbeing by encouraging people to connect with our nature and heritage.


Over the past few years the Department of Conservation has become subject to an increasing level of public and political engagement and scrutiny. In order to build its reputation as a trusted, respected, high integrity public service agency, the Department is seeking to further lift its performance across a number of core public service functions.


The work of the Government Services is team at the centre of DOC's outcome ‘well-served Government and citizens'.  We develop strategies, policies and systems for Privacy, OIA and engagement with the Minister and Parliament.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Privacy Advisor to join the Government Services team. As our Senior Privacy Advisor, you would:

  • lead the charge to embed Privacy by Design thinking in the whole programme and all new services
  • lead privacy impact assessment and assurance processes
  • provide proactive leadership to help understand privacy risks and make sure privacy benefits are achieved
  • provide privacy leadership to our work to update our approach to information sharing, working with a range of other government agencies.
  • provide expert advice and oversight to a wide range of areas of the programme, working closely with your colleagues in our Policy & Privacy team and beyond the programme.


You'll have experience in privacy management and be familiar with privacy legislation and processes, confident in dealing with diverse and senior stakeholders, and willing to work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to complex problems. You'll be comfortable with working flexibly within Government Services team's work programme. Familiarity with project and programme environments with technology and process redesign elements would be an advantage.


If you want to join a team of smart, committed people who are doing innovative work to make a difference, then be sure to get in touch.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Site.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For more information about the role please contact Desiree Brown, email:   quoting vacancy 800/1103 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 May 2019.


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


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