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22 May 2020

Full-Time 20/164 Manager Community Advisor Services

Department of Internal Affairs –  Christchurch

Job Description

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Christchurch but would consider other locations in the South Island
Business Group: Hāpai Hapori
Branch: Service Delivery & Operations
Salary: $103,338- $139,809

Leadership role – delivering services to NZ Communities

Te Tari Taiwhenua/Internal Affairs serves and connects people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation.

At Te Tari Taiwhenua, the work we do makes it possible for community groups to not only access funding, but also supports them to manage themselves as effectively as possible.

The Service Delivery and Operations branch is the face of DIA. Whether we’re helping to register births, deaths or marriages, or assisting in passport applications, community grants or civil union and name change registrations, we’re dedicated to serving the needs of all New Zealanders.

We are seeking a Manager Community Advisory Services to lead the delivery of community advisory services in the southern region of our Hāpai Hapori / Community Operations group. This is a key leadership role in the community and voluntary sector in the southern region, with the ability to directly influence the success of the local communities.

You will be someone who relishes the opportunity to lead and influence within your community. Leading a team of dedicated Community Advisors, you will be responsible for the effective distribution of grants across community groups, hapū and iwi in our southern region. The offices you’d be responsible for are Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and Greymouth.

Leading a diverse team, who are committed to making a difference for New Zealanders, you will draw on your significant people leadership experience and past success operating in the community and voluntary sector.

You will bring a depth of experience that allows you to lead your team as they work with the myriad of community groups, stakeholders, hapū and iwi engaged in the southern region community sector.

Leadership responsibilities include:
•Building a work environment that successfully enables and supports communities, community groups, hapū and iwi to achieve their aspirations
•Connecting with other leaders across the sector including central and local government and the community sector, to grow resilient communities
•Building and maintaining a high performing and engaged team that develops and promotes innovative ideas within the local community
•Developing a culture that inspires confidence and trust between the community sector and the Department
•Ensuring the Department’s Te Aka Taiwhenua Strategy is embedded within the team and supports Tiriti based practice

Along with your skills and experience from the community/social services sector you will bring strong influencing and engagement skills to the team and wider community.

If you want a job where the work you do matters to New Zealand, we would like to hear from you. Ideally you will be based in Christchurch but there is some flexibility around location and working arrangements.

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we’re a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:
•People can easily access the services and information they need
•Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
•People’s sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
•New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: , Monday 1 June 2020
For more information please contact: Clare Toufexis on 027 200 0894 or [email protected]
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Job Expired June 1, 2020

Job Category: Community Development. Job Type: Full-Time. Job Salary: 100,000 and above.

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