Senior Advisor Information Privacy and Sharing

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1509980
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Information Privacy and Sharing
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Permanent and Fixed Term Opportunities, Wellington Based


Become a part of our supportive team of expert advisors who are helping the Ministry to manage and use personal information respectfully and successfully.

  • Provide a wide range of privacy advice across an exciting range of Ministry projects
  • Help the Ministry to identify and manage privacy risks
  • Work in a dynamic, fast paced environment

About the Role
We are looking for two experienced Senior Privacy Advisors to join us in our work to provide fit for purpose, “privacy by design” advice across a diverse range of projects and business areas. 

We have one permanent position available, and one fixed term position until the end of June 2022. 

You’ll be able to come up with practical solutions to help the Ministry to respect the privacy of the people whose information we hold. You’ll work with other Government organisations to ensure information sharing is safe, well managed and effective. You’ll write sound privacy risk assessments that the Ministry needs to inform its decisions. 
You will also help your fellow team members:

  • to manage privacy breaches, including meeting the new mandatory notification obligations under the Privacy Act
  • to identify and implement changes that will improve the way in which the Ministry handles personal information 
  • to provide a wide range of other privacy-related advice, including supporting our frontline staff who handle requests for information
  • to provide training and to develop excellent guidance material 


Skills and Experience
An ideal candidate will offer:

  • an excellent knowledge of the Privacy Act 2020
  • a pragmatic and solution-focused approach to privacy issues
  • excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • an ability to complete privacy risk assessments
  • strong plain language writing skills
  • experience in thinking strategically 
  • an ability to clearly plan, identify and describe work (to enable you to work in an Agile environment)


About our Team
We provide expert knowledge across privacy, information sharing and ethics related to the responsible use of personal information.  We are a close-knit 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: Sunday 14 February 2021 



Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.