Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki

General Manager, Change, Wellington

Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 13-08-2017


New Zealand

Work type:

  • oin our new Ministry and influence change for all New Zealanders
  • Improve outcomes for vulnerable children

 About us:

The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki is the new Ministry that supports the vulnerable children and young people in New Zealand.  Oranga Tamariki works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of children and young people.   In everything we do, the wellbeing and best-interests of children are paramount.  The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services. 

About the role:

As a new organisation Oranga Tamariki has an ambitious programme of change to manage. We are looking for a senior leader to support and advise the Oranga Tamariki Leadership Team to shape and deliver the overall change programme and set the organisational strategy.  This will be a key role, working at the heart of a new Government Ministry to influence its future direction, as well as establishing and staffing a central programme management office to support the organisation's change capability.

 Skills and experience:

You will have substantial senior change management experience and an intimate knowledge of what it takes drive outcomes through teams of people.  You will be a big picture thinker with the people skills and strategic nous to navigate a complex environment. You will have experience dealing with senior public sector officials and be skilled in influencing teams across an organisation.

Ideally, your experience will include managing a programme management office in a large organisation or directly managing large scale change projects.

 What we offer

This is a real opportunity for a talented and influential senior leader to play a central role in shaping the organisational strategy of a new Ministry.  We offer a dedicated and supportive team, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of vulnerable Tamariki. If you want to be part of changing the way New Zealand supports our most vulnerable please apply now.

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