Deputy Director Office of the Director | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Job Description.pdf (PDF, 715KB)
|Application Close Date:||20-Sep-2019|
Deputy Director Office of the Director, Joint Venture, Family Violence and Sexual Violence, Wellington
About the Joint Venture Business Unit
In September 2018, a Joint Venture of ten government agencies was established to eliminate family violence and sexual violence in New Zealand. The Joint Venture Business Unit supports the Joint Venture to operate, including by being the Government's lead advisor on family violence and sexual violence from a whole system perspective. We lead with influence and collaboration to provide space, focus and momentum for government, Māori, communities, NGOs and private organisations to work together.
We work with our partners to provide strategic policy advice and recommendations to the Joint Venture and to Government, including on the strategic direction and actions to take. We ensure our advice is based on best practice, evidence and includes the voice of lived experience. We establish and maintain relationships with our partners, designing and developing better solutions that bring about transformative change and establishing effective governance. We monitor and report on the performance of the family violence and sexual violence system. We role model the change we wish to see and are a facilitator for Māori - Crown partnerships.
About the Role
The Joint Venture Business Unit for Family Violence and Sexual Violence is looking to recruit an experienced Leader to join the team as Deputy Director – Office of the Director. The Deputy Director, Office of the Director reports directly to the Director of the Joint Venture to lead a team to ensure that the Joint Venture Business Unit operates effectively and efficiently and meets its work programme and key deliverables. They are responsible for the smooth and high-quality functioning of the Unit, including interactions with key governance and external stakeholders under the direction of the Director.
As part of the Unit's leadership team, the Deputy Director plays a critical role in shaping the family violence and sexual violence elimination strategy and working across government agencies and stakeholders to influence, support and facilitate implementation of the Business Unit's deliverables, including facilitating the successful operation of the Joint Venture.
Specific functions include:
- Provision of services that support flexible working and successful operation of the Business Unit, such as risk management and business continuity processes.
- Tracking and reporting on Business Unit performance to the Director and governance bodies.
- Meeting the external and internal engagement needs of the Business Unit.
- Ensuring timely and high quality ministerial servicing.
- Ensuring timely and high quality corporate services for the Business Unit.
- Provision of high quality and timely secretariat functions for governance groups, executive support and team support for the Business Unit and business support for the Unit.
- Facilitating continuous improvement of the Business Unit and operation of the Joint Venture
To be successful in this role you must be comfortable with the ambiguity that is inherent in the management structure of a Joint Venture – the first of its kind in NZ government. An influential leader with a practical, hands-on style is essential, as well as the ability to develop and nurture a strong team culture. The Deputy Director is expected to coach others in management and effective relationship skills.
Education, Skills & Experience
- Experience and skills in the advancement of organisational performance and/or system performance
- A working knowledge of analysis and theory of Family Violence and Sexual Violence
- Experience and skills in programme management or oversight of complex work programmes
- Excellent experience and skills in engagement with Ministerial offices
- Experience and knowledge of Te Ao Maori and Tikanga Māori – including thorough knowledge of Treaty principles and the ability to enable constructive Crown/Māori relations
- A good understanding of central government processes, and experience working constructively and collaboratively across government
- Experience working with Ministers and the ability to deliver expert, frank and timely advice to Ministers and Government
- Leadership experience – through influencing and connecting across teams and people.
- Leading and developing teams with demonstrated success in a management role
- Communicating with a wide range of audiences on a range of complex issues
- Relationship management demonstrated by establishment and maintenance of a range of effective business/operational management inter-relationships across business units and/or a network of professionals, managers, and external parties
Salary range: $165,394 - $233,498
How to apply
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Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 20 September 2019.