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Data Analyst/Scientist

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  • Location:


  • Applications Close:

    08 April 2021

  • Sector:

    Mental Health
  • Type:


  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

  • Contact:

  • New permanent position
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi grounded organisation
  • Wellington based

Do you thrive in an environment where you can be part of shaping something new? Are you looking for a start-up role that will have a positive impact on the lives of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand?

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission opened its doors on 9 February 2021 to bring leadership and oversight to the transformation of our mental health and addiction system, and to contribute to better and equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in Aotearoa.

As a newly established organisation, this is a great time to join us and play a key role in supporting the Commission as we assess and report on progress with system transformation, monitor mental health and addiction services, and advocate for the collective interests of people with lived experience of mental distress and/or addiction.

We are looking for a data guru to join our team and are flexible as to which position we recruit for and the level of experience you can bring to the team. You could currently be either a Data Scientist or Data Analyst and looking for your next challenge where, in either role, you will contribute to the development of the strategic approach for the data insights capability (both qualitative and quantitative) of the Commission.

While the positions have some crossover of accountabilities as a Data Scientist you will be more outward focused by identifying meaningful data sets from other organisations/sectors/research that has a correlation to mental health and wellbeing and generating innovative ideas on data identification, sourcing and management.

As a Data Analyst, your focus would be in the analysis of data from a range of sources to generate insights and measure outcomes to enable well-informed decision making and reporting against our frameworks.

This is a rare opportunity to be part of a small team that plays a key role in enabling and influencing the transformation of the mental health and wellbeing system - now and into the future.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi grounded organisation, we are committed to fulfilling our responsibility as an independent Crown Entity to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and work in partnership with Māori as tangata whenua.

We want our workforce to be a reflection of our communities across Aotearoa and are actively seeking applications from people who represent that diversity.

To apply, please go to our website where you can download the position descriptions and application form.

Please send your completed application form to

Applications close 5pm, Thursday, 8 April 2021.