Ministry for Women

Chief Executive

Ministry for Women

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 01-04-2020

Salary:

Country:
New Zealand

Work type:
Permanent

  • Lead national policy development to achieve better outcomes for women and girls
  • Provide expert advice to influence change
  • Collaborate widely across sectors and with the community

The Ministry for Women, Te Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine, is the government’s principal advisor on improving the lives of New Zealand women and girls. Our vision is that Aotearoa New Zealand is a great place to be a woman or girl, wāhine Māori succeed as Māori, and gender is not a barrier to wellbeing. To achieve these aspirations, the Ministry works with organisations across all sectors and with Māori and other community stakeholders to understand issues and influence change. 

The Chief Executive, Ministry for Women is responsible for leading the Ministry to provide expert strategic policy development and implementation advice to achieving better outcomes for women and girls. They provide purposeful leadership to a maturing organisation that delivers results across its priority areas, while embracing innovation and change. 

We are looking for an experienced policy leader who can influence and shape cross-cutting initiatives and achieve results to be the next Chief Executive, Ministry for Women. The appointee will have a record of delivering system-wide outcomes throughout their career, enabled by their deft influencing and relationship-management skills.  A strong understanding of the levers that will increase the strategic impact of the Ministry’s work is essential. The appointee will work with Te Puni Kōkiri, as well as iwi and other Māori groups to improve outcomes for Māori wāhine and ensure the strengths of wāhine Māori are recognised. 

Excellent leadership by Public Service chief executives  is essential to  high performing departments and a high performing Public Service.  Chief executives are required to work collaboratively in a spirit of service and strive towards the  overall goal  of a system of world class, professional State Services, serving the Government of the day, and meeting the needs of all New Zealanders. 

For further information or a confidential discussion about this position, please contact Kirsten Henderson at Fisher Leadership on +64 21 616 341 or at khenderson@fisherleadership.com.   

Applications must be submitted to CEMfW@fisherleadership.com by 1 April 2020, or click on ‘Apply online’ below, quoting reference SSCmfw0320.

If you think that you are the right person for this vital role, an application pack can be downloaded from ssc.govt.nz/about-us/current-vacancies.

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