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Kaitotohu Rauemi 2023 Tatauranga | Senior Advisor - Workforce Planning 2023 Census (Fixed Term until

Stats NZ
Christchurch Christchurch, 8142 Canterbury, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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Mōu | For you

Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ are dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, health and wellbeing. We welcome every gender, ethnicity, ability, religion, age and background and encourage people to be their authentic selves.
  • 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), see careers site for other benefits and networks
  • City based offices that cater to a variety of working styles and needs

Te tūnga | The role

This role - Senior Advisor is fixed term (until October 2023) based in either Christchurch or Wellington. Reporting to the Senior Manager of the PMO (Programme Management Office), your focus will be implementing and refining the Census end-to-end workforce planning process, ensuring that people resources are managed and that our planning addresses our critical capability requirements. You'll build strong relationships and partnerships with workstream leads, hiring manager, finance, recruitment advisors, P&C and other PMO stakeholders as necessary.

We see you bringing your skills and expertise with data and your workforce planning experience to enable others to manage and forecast their people resources and identify and implement opportunities for improvement.

Prepare the agenda, circulate invitations and capture actions and chair the meeting for the weekly Resource Management Forum (RMF)
  • Forecast future resource needs, in conjunction with senior leaders and colleagues
  • Create resource reports for the resource management forum, the Programme Leadership Team and the Board.
  • Provide a leadership role so that Managers / Programme Coordinators and EA's can better support the way consultants and contractors are onboarded and offboarded across the Programme.
  • Facilitate sessions with hiring managers and senior leaders to effectively plan future resourcing requirements
  • Continually assess resource related processes and ensure they are fit for purpose

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 hear about any of the following in your cover letter and CV any information relating to:
  • Examples of key relationships you've built and how and why relationships are important.
  • Where you've demonstrated leadership, e.g., led by example, demonstrated problem solving, owned a project or piece of work, spoken up for yourself or others.
  • Where you've shown curiosity and tried new things, taken on other perspectives, challenged the norm, learned and applied or shared your learnings.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic workforce planning perspectives and the values and norms that underpin them
  • Relevant work experience, for example working in a PMO, Human Resources, as a Project Manager, or as a Business Analyst
  • Able to professionally and confidently present sometimes complex information concisely to a range of audiences.
  • About your knowledge and experience, or willingness to learn about Te Tiriti, Tikanga, Te Reo and Te Ao Māori.
  • How you've demonstrated, encouraged or supported diversity and inclusion in or outside of work.
  • Proficient in MS Excel with experience working with large data sets, ensuring data validation and integrity controls are in place

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 Michelle Saban at
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