Senior Business Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 11-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: 149567
  • Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
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  • Summary:

Are you either an experienced Business Analyst who wants to step up into a Senior BA role or a Senior BA who wants to work in the best little Enterprise Portfolio Office (EPO) in the best little capital city in the World? 

If so then read on…!


This role will sit within the Enterprise Portfolio Office (EPO) of Stats NZ. The successful candidate will be part of a team of around  40 project delivery professionals spread geographically across Wellington and Christchurch. 

Capabilities within the EPO are:

  • Business Analysis
  • Change and Benefits
  • Project / Programme Management (including Project Administration and Coordination)
  • Portfolio Management

We are looking to fill more than one position. As a minimum, we need one great candidate. By the time this advert closes we could be looking for two, possibly three! We are replacing people who have graduated on to other roles, and we re also gearing up to meet a daunting but exciting pipeline of work over  the next 18 months.


This role is:

  • Based in Wellington (but travel to Christchurch will be required occasionally which is cool as our Christchurch people are really friendly and welcoming!).
  • Challenging. There are many types of projects on the go within Stats NZ  as well as in the pipeline.
  • Some of these projects are Business facing and include Business Infrastructure, including significantly modernising our statistical operations.
  • Some of these projects are externally facing and include significant changes to how we collect, ingest and store data for use.
  • Fun! Like all organisations we have our minor frustrations but alongside that we have a lot of fun and we are all friendly with many varied interests that make for different and entertaining breaks and conversation.

There is no truth at all to the rumour that I only employ Liverpool F.C. Supporters. Our People and Culture team keep a close an eye on me for that.


Who we are

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.    

To be successful you will need to demonstrate in your application and interview most of the following


  • You will have at least 6 years experience as a BA, and other experience before that in the Project delivery environment.
  • You will have worked as both a vendor and a client
  • You will have worked across multiple Industry sectors
  • You have a willingness to learn, and share that learning


  • Dealing with conflict will not be an issue
  • You listen with your ears not your mouth
  • You have a can-do attitude, which you approach in an energetic and innovative manner


  • You are a good mentor and have proven experience in upskilling and passing knowledge onto others, not just to other BA s.


  • You will be a people person and able to work in a very diverse environment
  • You will be very aware of modern technology trends.
  • The big picture is important to you and you have the proven ability to break down silo s  

What s in it for you? 

The advert template says I have to do three bullet points. Rules are made to be broken are they not ?  

What s in it for you is exactly what you want to make of it. I ve been working a long time now, and have worked in many organisations in both private  and public sectors, as well as in consulting, and I have never worked in a place where there are so many different and challenging opportunities. The salary is realistic, we are  work-life balance friendly, we are fun… what more could you ask for?

I can honestly say that I enjoy coming into work every day. If you are the right person so will you


Who we are

You ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner. 

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ s data ecosystem, then come join our team!  

A couple of tips to help you with your application   

You are applying for a Senior Business Analyst so I am expecting your CV to written to a very high standard but not 20 pages long.

There are probably spelling and grammer mistakes in this advert (my excuse is I was educated in Liverpool). There will be none of that in your CV and cover letter.

Cover letters are really important to me, they need to reflect your personality, and not be a precis of your CV. I don t read the CV till I have read the cover letter.  

Contact details   

If this job sounds like you, for a copy of the Position Description please click on or copy and paste the following link:

For more information about this role please contact me (Dave A Alcock)  on cell ph:027 283 6917, or email For more about working for us see,  

Applications close:  Sunday 24th, November 2019.