13 May 2022

Full-Time National Manager – Connection & Funding

People&co  Wellington City, Wellington $139,000

Job Description

  • Leadership opportunity 
  • Disability sector 
  • Service delivery

This is a stellar opportunity for a skilled general manager to provide leadership to a dynamic team delivering connection and funding services around the motu for this reputable charitable trust.

In this role you’ll be a key member of the senior leadership team and have management of the connection and funding teams that deliver needs assessment and service coordination (NASC) and local area coordination (LAC) services in various locations around the country. You will ensure that the delivery and practices are fully aligned to Enabling Good Lives (EGL) principles and fully meet our contractual obligations. Naturally in doing so, disabled people and their whānau will be centric to your leadership and management delivery.

With over 40 years’ experience, Life Unlimited Charitable Trust is an independent not-for-profit organisation working with disabled people and their whānau in their communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. With the majority of staff, Board, and disability leadership groups being disabled people or close family members of people with disabilities, they work hard to ensure their vision is alive – disabled people thriving, living the lives they choose in their communities. The Enabling Good Lives Vision and Principles is an essential guide to all that they do.

In this role you will provide strong leadership to the Connection and Funding teams, ensuring the team is delivering a person centred quality experience, in line with organisational, strategic, and sector standards. Instrumental to this is ensuring the team have access to training and processes, tools, and guidance that support best practice delivery.

You will be a person that flourishes in a learning environment, demonstrates strong leadership and guidance through it, ensuring you’re responsive, flexible and courageous.  

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • proven operations management experience at a senior level, preferably in the disability sector 
  • a good understanding of the disability sector 
  • experience and skill as a people leader, particularly in a consultative, values based environment 
  • excellent communication skills, including the ability to articulate well to a range of audiences 
  • an affinity and desire to fully embrace and drive the Enabling Good Lives Vision and Principles 
  • a solid understanding of the machinery of government, and particularly disability sector funding systems 
  • the ability to actively contribute strategically at the senior leadership level.

This is an exciting time to join this reputable organisation given the transformative time facing the sector.

This role is based in Wellington, but we are able to consider applications from those based elsewhere, and welcome applications from those with lived or family member experience.

If this sounds like the role for you, then we’d like to hear from you!

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 29 May 2022 and we will review applications as they come in.

If you are interested in the position please click the link below and apply now.  All applications will be acknowledged electronically.


For further information or a comprehensive job description please contact Jacaleen Williams on (04) 931 9450 or Michele Walls on (04) 931 9448 quoting job number 20178.

To be eligible to apply you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand and meet any entry requirements if you’re outside the country.  For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa and our entry requirements visit www.immigration.govt.nz  

Job Category: Community Services. Job Type: Full-Time.

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