Records advisers needed to fulfil legal requirements
There will always be a demand for people with skills in records and information management due to legal requirements. The law requires government departments and other public sector organisations, such as district health boards and education providers, to keep certain records.
According to the Census, 255 records advisers worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Significant events influence record adviser demand
Demand for experienced records advisers can increase when significant events occur. Government inquiries into matters of public importance generate records that need to be collated, managed and protected over the long term.
Historical events, such as New Zealand's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, also generate large volumes of records that need to be accessible for future generations.
Technology skills in demand
Employers are more likely to hire records advisers who can work with digital information systems. The skillset for records advisers now includes a strong IT component due to the increase in cloud storage systems, artificial intelligence and data analytics.
Types of employers varied
Records advisers may work for:
- government agencies
- legal firms
- district health boards
- universities and polytechnics
- private businesses.