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Senior Advisor Information Privacy and Sharing

Date: 13-Aug-2019

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development

Senior Advisor Information Privacy and Sharing


  • Manage privacy incidents
  • Exciting programme of work
  • Dynamic, fast paced environment


Be a part of a team of expert advisors who are working together to embed a culture of value, trust and confidence in how we manage and use personal information.


About the Role


We are looking for an experienced Senior Advisor to join us as we focus on:


  • improving the privacy incident management and privacy complaints functions that our team provides to the Ministry
  • providing fit for purpose advice to the Ministry on how to manage and use personal information appropriately


You will manage privacy incidents and complaints, including undertaking investigations, providing high level advice and determining what action to take.


You will provide advice to a diverse range of projects and business areas, identifying practical solutions to managing information and privacy sharing risks.


You will look to identify areas of development and adopt a continuous improvement approach to ensure effective and best practice approach.


Skills and Experience


Our ideal candidate will offer:


  • excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence at all levels
  • proven experience to think strategically and from an organisational view
  • an ability to apply risk-based thinking to providing privacy advice
  • proven experience managing privacy incidents and complaints
  • strong writing skills
  • a pragmatic approach to solutions.


About our Team


We provide expert knowledge across privacy, information sharing and ethics related to the responsible use of personal information.  We are a dedicated team and are passionate about improving the services we provide.


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications close: Thursday, 29 August 2019

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