Pohlen Partners

Chief Executive

Pohlen Partners

Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 16-01-2020


New Zealand

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Leadership in helping to make New Zealand workplaces more diverse and inclusive


Diversity Works is the national body for workplace diversity and inclusion. Working across all dimensions of diversity, the team engages with New Zealand organisations to increase understanding of the complexities and the benefits of diversity and inclusion, making a difference to the success of people, teams and organisations.

Previously known as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Trust, the messages of equal opportunity, equity and diversity have been promoted in the public and private sectors for more than 25 years.  Today, with over 400 members, Diversity Works continues to advocate and educate for behaviour change, increasing employer and employee knowledge and best practice.

The Position

In conjunction with the Board, the Chief Executive will be accountable for strategy and implementation, elevating awareness of diversity and inclusion benefits and best practice.  A highly visible role, the successful candidate will be a thought leader who champions and builds understanding and connectivity across commercial, community and public sector organisations.  An on-going focus will be to identify and advance the dialogue, through research, collateral and training, with recommendations to help New Zealand workplaces “do diversity and inclusion well and do well because of it”.

The Person

You will be a leader who can influence and motivate a team, sharing their passion for moving the dial. You will also bring wisdom to recognise and acknowledge diversity of thought and experience, astute to situations where change may take more time and a different approach.   Your commercial perspective and action orientation will enable you to turn strategy into operational activity.  With a pragmatic outlook and recognising the rewards and challenges of the non-profit sector, you will be results-driven with financial acumen to manage, interpret and present outcomes to the Board.  Your impactful presentation skills will amplify the compelling message to varied audiences, across New Zealand.

Career Opportunity

Imagine a future vision for New Zealand where equality of opportunity is embraced, richness of ideas brings success and individuals thrive.  This position will bring fulfillment and elevate your leadership visibility, across sectors. 

Take the lead in inspiring, championing and guiding diversity and inclusiveness in the workplaces of Aotearoa New Zealand.

To apply, phone Robyn Webb at Pohlen Partners on +64 9 3570570 or send your application directly to us, via the application link.

Please note; due to the holiday period, your application will be acknowledged, with evaluation progressing after 13 January 2020. 

Your application may be discussed with our client unless otherwise requested.

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