13 Jun 2022

Full-Time National Director

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award  Lower Hutt, Wellington $136,000-$160,000

Job Description

  • World leading youth achievement award
  • Well established organisation with a fantastic brand
  • Seaview, Lower Hutt location

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a world leading youth achievement award with more than 1.3 million young people taking part in 130+ countries around the world. In Aotearoa their vision is “Equipping all young New Zealanders for promising futures.

The purpose of the Award is to provide an exciting, flexible, and meaningful journey for young people that builds well-being, confidence, skills, and identity.

Despite the challenges of the last few years, the Award has enjoyed significantly increased registrations and a commensurate increase in revenue. They have recently digitalised their Award key processes and are at the forefront of digital transformation in the Award world.

Today, the Award in Aotearoa has up to 20,000 young people, over 350 Award Units, and 580 Award leaders active in the programme.

They are looking for a leader to sustain what has been achieved to date and continue to build and develop reputation, capability and scale of the organisation (locally, nationally and internationally), so that it continues to position the Award as an organisation that is highly valued, because it makes such a positive difference to the futures of our young people.

There are plenty of opportunities and challenges to sink your teeth into; including the upcoming 60th anniversary in 2023 where the Award in Aotearoa celebrates 60 years of programme delivery and opportunity for young New Zealanders, and will likely include a Royal Visit.

Person profile:

  • A passion for supporting and enabling youth, including Māori, Pacific and the disabled
  • Experience leading and managing an equivalent scale organisation in a similar sector environment
  • Experience in working with Boards and providing professional, accurate and strategic advice, intelligence and reporting
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative mindset with the energy and drive to inspire and motivate staff, funders and Award Leaders
  • A connector and collaborator with proven success in building and maintaining exceptional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including the government, private sector and award communities
  • Outstanding communication, negotiation, and advocacy skills in media, public and private contexts
  • The ability to understand the Not-for-Profit Sector and the statutory and legislative requirements of NFP delivery
  • Consultative and open style with a ‘no surprises’ approach

This position is available as the Award’s National Director is retiring.

Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 3rd July 2022

Applications to: Nikki Walshaw via mclaren.co.nz

Position description: Available to view at mclaren.co.nz

P: 04 499 1069

W: mclaren.co.nz

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Job Category: Management. Job Type: Full-Time.

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