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Privacy Manager

Job Title: Privacy Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Wellington
REF: 118425
Contact Details: Kathy Claridge
Contact Email:
Job Published: 15 days ago
  • Opportunity to build a new Privacy team

  • Bring your ideas – we will listen

  • Flexible working environment

If you are someone who sees change as opportunity then we are keen to hear from you. The newly established Workplace Services Group at Te Tari Taiwhenua (DIA) is seeking proven leaders who know what good looks like and are keen to make their mark.

Te Tari Taiwhenua is on a journey to lift its privacy maturity. This is an exciting newly established role where you will be responsible for leading Te Tari Taiwhenua’s central privacy function. You will build the Privacy team from the ground up and lead the delivery of a challenging multi-year work programme.

The Privacy team will be responsible for providing strategic and operational advice on privacy and promoting and embedding a privacy aware culture within the Department so that staff, members of the public and the government retain the highest level of confidence in the Department’s ability to safeguard the personal information it holds.  

At Te Tari Taiwhenua we embrace flexibility and how that works for each of us as individuals. We also ensure that we have team connectivity with team anchor days, social activities and quarterly away days. We have fit-for-purpose technology which fully supports remote working. Please let us know what flexibility looks like for you and we’ll do our best to accomodate your requirements.

You will have proven experience:

  • As a Privacy manager in another government agency OR significant experience at a Lead or Senior Advisor level

  • Managing and leading a high-performing team (highly desirable)

  • Providing advice on complex privacy issues

  • Applying your knowledge of the Privacy Act 2020 in a New Zealand government agency

  • Developing and managing relationships at all levels

  • Facilitating and influencing decision making with senior managers and key stakeholders

  • Delivering significant work programmes of a similar nature into organisations

You will bring strong stakeholder engagement and communication skills and have the ability and desire to recognise and seize opportunities to improve on Te Tari Taiwhenua’s performance.

Ideally you will be a New Zealand Citizen who is able to gain and maintain a TOP-SECRET national security clearance.

At Te Tari Taiwhenua (DIA) our purpose is to serve and connect people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation. In other words, it’s all about helping to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders.

If you feel excited by this opportunity to really make a difference, please feel free to reach out to us to find out more and discuss whether this fantastic opportunity is the right fit for you.

If you are interested in this opportunity please click the APPLY NOW button. All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

For further information contact Kathy Claridge on 027 355 1950 quoting job number 118425

Applications for this role close at midnight on Sunday 14 August 2022.

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit