Strategic Privacy Consultant
6 months secondment / fixed term
About us :
Our public service is being called upon to deliver a unified, seamless and effective digital experience for all New Zealanders.
As a member of Digital Public Service / Te Kōtui Whitiwhiti branch you will help champion this change. We are seeking experienced professionals with vision and influence to help drive a strong, successful and connected digital public sector.
The Digital Public Service Branch works across the public service to connect, influence and support the system to take advantage of new digital opportunities.
It also supports the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) to drive the government's digital transformation and position government to succeed in a changing and evolving digital age.
The Branch has recently redefined its purpose and reorganised itself to deliver on the expectations of the government's Strategy for a Digital Public Service.
About the role :
Due to an internal secondment we have opportunity for a strategic privacy consultant to join a team who form part of a group that develop, drive and implement change to enable agencies to meet their privacy obligations.
The team brings together an advisory function that support and enable agencies to form part of the vision to meet the Strategy for a Digital Public Service.
The position supports the functions and mandate of the Government Chief Privacy Officer, especially in working through and with agencies to lift privacy practice maturity and capability.
This enables stakeholders to make informed decision and develop strong central positions on complex and emerging topics.
You will be strongly supported in an environment that values continuous improvement and fosters a culture of encouraging "big picture" thinking to help our people connect and strive towards excellence.
More information on our group can be found here #dps
What will you bring to the role?
You will bring an inclusive style to your work with the confidence to build strategic partnerships with agencies to deliver tailored solutions to achieve common goals.
You will use your expertise to navigate complex situations with ease and facilitate the provision of strategic and high-quality privacy advice.
As a SME you will contribute to the continual uplift of privacy awareness and on the identification and effective management of privacy risks.
What you will need to succeed :
The privacy consultant will bring a background from either (or combination of) a privacy, legal, regulatory, compliance or data governance experience to help drive and deliver the work.
Key requirements include :
What we offer :
We offer a culture where our people are committed to creating a working environment that is inclusive and encourages talent and potential to thrive.
We strongly believe in work life balance and this is practiced with a range of flexible work options and wellbeing initiatives - just talk to us about what works for you.
Applications close : 5pm, Monday 22 November 2021
For more information please contact : Heena Ravji at