Deputy Director Family Violence Sexual Violence | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Job Description.pdf (PDF, 715KB)
|Application Close Date:||20-Sep-2019|
Deputy Director Family Violence Sexual Violence - 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
We are currently recruiting two Deputy Directors to join the Joint Venture Business Unit. The Deputy Directors will work collaboratively to collectively lead a flexibly resourced team that supports the Joint Venture, and the Joint Venture Business Unit, to deliver its core work programme.
As member of the Joint Venture Business Unit's Leadership team the Deputy Directors play a collaborative role so that the Unit can fulfil its functions and lead with influence across the Joint Venture.
As part of the Unit's Leadership Team, the Deputy Directors play a critical role in shaping and delivering 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.
These positions report to the Director of the Joint Venture – Family Violence Sexual Violence. They will have a small number of direct reports and are also responsible for providing guidance and advice to team members.
Specific functions include:
- Leadership and provision of the Unit's advice on policy on family violence and sexual violence from a whole system perspective, directly to Ministers and governance groups, as well as providing input into policy advice developed by others.
- Development of advice and initiatives that will improve service integration and encourage change that can support the elimination of family violence and sexual violence.
- Development of advice that supports the operation of partnerships across the Joint Venture.
The Deputy Directors will also from time to time lead and support specific projects with a focus on:
- Innovation across services, policies and procedures that can more effectively eliminate family violence and sexual violence.
- Greater prevention and early intervention activities.
- Improved contracting of social service providers and engagement of communities to meet Government's objectives.
To be successful in these roles 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. 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
- Deep experience and skills in the development of public policy and engagement with operational policy and delivery matters.
- A working knowledge of analysis and theory of Family Violence and Sexual Violence
- 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.
- Good understanding of social sector policy, ideally with experience in family violence and sexual violence matters.
- 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.
- Experience in working with flexible teams or close working in collaboration with others.
- 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
To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter. For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 20 September 2019.