Principal Advisor Information Management

  • Company:
    Education in New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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Principal Advisor Information Management

  • Permanent, full-time
  • National Office, Wellington
  • Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

    Help shape the future of Education

    At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

    Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

    While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

    About our group and team

    The Data and Information Stewardship group (DIS) is responsible for developing and executing policies, practices, procedures and technology to manage the data and information lifecycle to deliver on the needs of data and information for users of the information. The group champions the management of safe and appropriate use of data and information for better decision making.

    The Information Management team is responsible for leading Ministry thinking, design, advice and practice for the trusted collection, use, management and sharing of Education data. This includes delivering advice and services to the Ministry, our partners, and directly to the sector.

    About this role

    The Principal Advisor is responsible for thought leadership, expert advice and relationships that underpin the Education Sector’s confidence in the collection, management and use of data and information. The Principal Advisor will develop key capability across information governance and data use and will be a visible leader and change agent for trusted and high value Education data.

    About you

    We’re looking for a passionate and enthusiastic thought leader in the rapidly evolving space of data governance, ethics, transparency, and sovereignty. You’ll have a solid background in information, privacy, or policy development, and understand that delivering real world data solutions means building trusted relationships. 

    This is a varied and challenging role in complex and rewarding Sector. You’ll enjoy working with a wide range of stakeholders and experts to understand needs, explore options and influence outcomes with Education Data. We’ll count on your expert advice to shape, frame and design our data journey using a diverse and inclusive approach.

    To be successful in this role you will offer:

  • strong influencing and relationship management skills, being able to quickly establish rapport and trust
  • experience in embedding best practice data stewardship and information governance approaches into complex environments
  • engaging and high-quality communication skills, including for written advice, policy development, and other formal communications
  • working knowledge of emerging issues around data sovereignty, ethics, transparency and the appropriate use of data
  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
  • You’ll be joining a high-performing team with in a dynamic, flexible, fun and busy environment with a focus on shaping the way forward for Education Data.