Senior Researcher-Workforce Diversity

Updated: about 2 months ago

Undertake research to deliver innovative, ground-breaking initiatives for the Construction and Infrastructure Industry. 

ConCOVE aspires to provide strategies and models that will help the industries achieve sustained population parity (at least) for Māori, Pasifika and Women at all levels of
participation in the workforces"

The Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) is a new initiative funded by the Government for the Construction and Infrastructure Industries. This brand-new organisation has been tasked by TEC (Tertiary Education Commission) to engage with the NZ Construction & Infrastructure sector to understand their workforce needs. Based at MIT's new custom built trades training school, Tech Park, the Senior Researcher will be joining our team of Researchers to supporting the Project Leads tasked with reporting on the following 5 project streams; Career Progression, Disruption, Diversity and Sustainability and Productivity to create an overarching Career Framework for the Construction and Infrastructure Industries mapping different job types, vocational pathways and what intervention and strategies should be included in this innovative framework.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Project research activities and being a first level support to the Project Leads.
  • Undertaking ConCOVE data and related research, that supports the Project Leads and Director to formulate and support change.
  • Challenging the status quo to identify improvement and innovative opportunities.
  • Connecting and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that activities are delivering the desired outcomes as per the plan.

This role would be suited to an experienced Researcher with a passion for the Education and the Construction and Infrastructure sector, with sophisticated research reporting and exceptional data analytical skills, bringing strong system and data sciences understanding and a focus on delivery. Emotional intelligence and stakeholder engagement and relationship management capability will be crucial in this stimulating, groundbreaking role.

We offer a work environment which values genuine people who care for others, are well-connected, open and approachable and strive for excellence in all we do.   

Ka hoatu mātou he wāhi mahi haumaru ki te tāngata, he wāhi ngākau nui ki te āwhi tāngata, he wāhi manaaki, he wāhi whai pānga, he wāhi āhuru me te kaha whai i te hiranga i ngā wā katoa.

'Oku mau ma'u 'a e 'ãtakai ngãue 'oku ne fakamahu'inga'i lahi 'a e kakai lelei 'oku nau 'ofeina mo tokonia 'a e kakai kehe', fehokotaki mo vã lelei mo e kakai', loto tau'atãina pea fanout 'a e fetu'utaki mo kinautolu' pea nau tuiaki ke ma'u 'a e lelei taha' 'i he ngãue kotoa pë 'oku nau fakahoko'.

Matou te ofoina atu se falefaigaluega e fa'atāuaina tagata amiotonu e alolofa i nisi, ma e tele le latou feso'otaiga ma mafuataga eseese, e talia so'o se tulaga ma aga tausa'afia e tauivi mo mea sili i so'o se galuega matou te faia.

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Job Reference: 27721

The Apply Now action take you to MIT's Careers site where you will find the job description. For all other enquiries' contact Alison Redfern-Daly Talent Acquisition Specialist, People and Culture, phone 09 968 8759. 

 Applications close: Sunday, 5th December 2021   

(Please note we may choose to interview prior to the above close date). 


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