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Data Scientist

  • Location:


  • Applications Close:

    05 March 2023

  • Sector:

    Mental Health
  • Type:


  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

  • Contact:

  • New permanent position
  • Part-time/full-time
  • 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?

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 newly established organisation, this is a great time to join the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission and play a key role in developing different analytical techniques and approaches to answer 'what's happening, why?' and 'what needs to change?' You will have a combination of curiosity, inventiveness and ability to deliver actionable insights to drive investment decisions within the wellbeing and mental health and addiction systems.

As the Data Scientist, you will undertake research on data from across Government and develop analytical approaches that further our understanding of wellbeing within Aotearoa New Zealand. In particular, your work will provide insights on mental health and wellbeing and generate innovative ideas on data identification, sourcing and management.

You will have experience working with cross-Government data and preferably IDI knowledge and analysis within a te ao Māori framework.

The Monitoring and Insights team provides transparent analysis and reporting on the mental health and wellbeing of all people and provides insights on how mental health and addiction service providers are contributing to these outcomes.

Our ambition is to be a thought leader in how we use knowledge, analysis and insights to shape how the country thinks and talks about mental health, addiction and wellbeing. We see a significant opportunity to use the analytical tools available to us to shine a light on what's happening, what's working and what needs to change - and to provide a foundation for the Commission to fulfil its role as system leader.

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 description and application form.

Please send your completed application form to

Applications close 5pm Thursday, 27 May 2021.



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