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Senior Performance Advisor (4177761)

New Zealand Police
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 22, 2022

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Senior Performance Advisor, it starts with you!
  • Based at Piki Ki Te Ao (Otahuhu)
  • Permanent Band I
  • Police Employee (Non-Sworn)
  • Full Time
  • JR 4177761

About the role

New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for reducing crime and enhancing community safety. We work in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses and other public sector agencies to achieve our purpose - Be Safe, Feel Safe.

Tāmaki Makaurau is the identity for the three Police Districts in Auckland. It represents the intent of the District Commanders to draw together the collective capability of the three separate districts and deploy in a more integrated manner to achieve improved outcomes.

The role of Performance is to provide information and analytics supporting decision making at the strategic, management, operational and tactical levels to achieve better outcomes for the community.

This is a rewarding and challenging position that will research, develop and maintain an overview of the performance environment, develop and maintain information products, deliver internal performance frameworks, provide internal and external reporting and communication to support Police strategies and improve performance. This position will report to the Performance Manager and lead a team of two Analysts. The Performance Group will be based in Otahuhu. Some flexibility in the start time of the working days is likely to be possible.


Key accountabilities include:
  • Developing and maintaining Police's performance management framework and wider performance management system
  • Providing and presenting on performance analysis and advice to strategic decision-makers
  • Working collaboratively and effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, particularly subject-matter experts and data and research practitioners
  • Confidently liaising with business stakeholders to understand their need and data capture processes
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to confidently deliver effective presentations and being comfortable engaging with all levels of the organisation, making complex information easy to understand and having the ability to build strong relationships
  • Lead a team of two Performance Analysts
  • Demonstrate the ability to create innovative ideas and solutions in relation to anticipating and responding to changing needs

What you'll bring

Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge, and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

We need someone who:
  • Has a tertiary qualification in commerce, science, statistics, information management, public policy, or other similar disciplines;
  • Has an analytical and curious mind;
  • Is customer-centric and a clear and concise communicator; and
  • Has experience using SAS (desirable).
  • Short-listed applicants will be provided a data set prior to interview, requiring basic analysis, and to construct a brief PowerPoint presentation summarising their analytical findings - to be presented at interview.
  • An analytical assessment may be required of short-listed applicants, following interview, to assess Excel proficiency, analytical capability, and problem-solving ability.
  • The successful applicant must reside in Tamaki Makaurau
  • Minimum of four years' experience as an Analyst or Performance Advisor

If you are an internal applicant, you must apply internally through the police system. You must provide an alternative contact email address.

This role is set at Team Leader/Manager level, this means your key purpose is to lead the activities for Our Business and enable people to deliver them."

We will ask you questions based on "How we will deliver Our Business - Core Competencies" and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL:

These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL:

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About us

Our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe.

Working Flexibly

Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We're open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

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How to apply

Please note: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police Careers page: to apply for this position.

If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit an application form and a CV. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Senior Talent Pathway Advisor:

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 4th October 2022
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