1 Aug 2022

Contract Whai Wāhi Hapori, Tatauranga 2023 | Community Engagement Advisor 2023 Census

Stats NZ  Hamilton, Waikato $ 68,106 - $92,144 negotiable + superannuation

Job Description

Mōu | For you

Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ are dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, health and wellbeing. We welcome every gender, race, ability, religion, and background and encourage people to be their authentic selves.

Starting Salary $ 68,106 – $92,144 negotiable + superannuation 

  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments
  • Develop and grow your career (coaching, training, study support, secondments)
  • An environment where we can all be leaders, where your ideas and input are encouraged
  • Contribute to meaningful work that makes a difference to all people in Aotearoa
  • 3 extra annual leave days (taken during Christmas office closure)
  • Free annual flu jab, eye tests and subsidized eyewear
  • Join various social, network and support groups (toastmasters, multi-cultural, social club)

Te tūnga | The role 

We are looking for a dynamic Individual who is truly passionate about making a difference in their community – South Waikato. This is a fixed term role until April 2023.  You will be reporting to the Regional Manager and working alongside the Senior Advisor.  You will also work closely with other regional teams engaging and supporting communities.

We are a newly established team where you will play a key role in navigating approaches to make sure our communities voices are heard so they can see themselves in the Census data.  Your engagement skills, embedding whanaungatanga and awhi mai, awhi atu will be paramount.

Nōu te rourou | What you bring 

We encourage and consider transferable skills and experience gained from outside of work e.g., cultural, community work, sports, volunteering, or a comparable role in a different sector or industry.

We want to see the following in your cover letter and CV any information relating to:

  • Why Tatauranga Aotearoa – Stats NZ is the place for you, why us, and why Government?
  • Any information about your knowledge and experience, or desire to learn and build knowledge and experience of Te Tiriti, Tikanga, Te Reo and Te Ao Māori, and engagement with Māori.
  • How you’ve demonstrated or encouraged diversity and inclusion in and/or outside of work.
  • Examples of strong relationships you’ve built and how and why relationships are important.
  • Examples where you’ve demonstrated leadership, e.g.  lifted others up, led by example, demonstrated problem solving, owned a project or piece of work, spoken up for yourself or others.
  • Examples where you’ve shown curiosity and tried new things, taken on other perspectives, challenged the norm, reflected on your own and other’s behaviours, attitudes or motivations to learn.
  • Where you’ve demonstrated customer centricity, everyone is a customer mentality, collaborated with others and invited feedback, spent time with diverse people and communities to broaden your views.
  • Experience in building stakeholder trust and confidence and ability as a community connector, collaborator, and facilitator.
  • Strong cultural competence; able to understand and respond to the needs of communities.
  • Experience in building stakeholder trust and confidence and ability as a community connector, collaborator, and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated experience in uplifting communities, including but not limited to; Māori, Pacific Peoples, Rainbow/LGBTIQ+ and ethnically diverse audiences.
  • Demonstration of mātauranga Māori, fluency in te reo, understanding of tikanga and applying Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a work setting.

Ko mātou | About Us 

Tatauranga Aotearoa – Stats NZ is a Central Government employer of around 1400 people across Aotearoa. We provide data and statistical outputs to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGOs and New Zealanders make every day. Our work is About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa – data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply 

We realise we’re asking you to submit a cover letter and CV that encourages you to be you! We are truly committed to diversity, inclusion and lifting our cultural capability.

Please reach out to [email protected] to arrange a kōrero (chat) before you apply if that is what you need from this process. Or reach out to us with any questions at [email protected]

Note: We will be screening applications as we receive them to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes (depending on application numbers this date may change). You may be asked to complete a pre-interview screen via phone or video.

Check out our careers site to find out more about working at Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted, do not contact the Hiring Manager

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job. Pre-employment checks are part of our recruitment process.

Via our career page

Job Category: Community Services. Job Type: Contract.

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