Part-Time Change Programme Manager (30 hours per week)
Playcentre has held a unique place in the New Zealand Early Childhood Education sector for more than 75 years. It operates as a parent co-operative, with more than 470 centres nationally. Playcentre philosophy is based on child-initiated play and recognises parents as the first and best educators of their own children.
We are seeking an experienced change programme manager to facilitate the amalgamation of 32 Associations and all Playcentres into one organisation ‘Te Whanau Tupu Ngatahi o Aotearoa’ so that the change is effectively understood, embraced and embedded within the organisation.
In this 9 month fixed term position, you will work with multiple and diverse stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition, minimising risk and disruptions to the delivery of Centre services and executing appropriate change management strategies.
The successful candidate will have:
– Successful track record of managing change within large, complex organisations
– Strong knowledge of change management frameworks, theories, practices and methodologies, with the ability to develop a solution that is fit-for-purpose
– Familiarity with project management methodologies, approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle and how this integrates with change management
– Strong interpersonal, written, spoken communication and organisational skills
– Knowledge and understanding of te ao Maori and/or experience working in a bicultural organisation/Te Tiriti based relationship
– Some understanding of Playcentre and values that align with Playcentre philosophy
This role will suit someone who wants to make a real difference within a long established NZ community organisation. You will have the flexibility of working from home and will need to be available to travel nationally.
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