Full-Time Organisational Support Director (maternity cover)
Who we are:
Some people look at a forest, and all they see is lumber. But there are millions more who see a home, a heritage, a future. Around the globe, we are standing up for our communities, and we are holding governments and corporations accountable.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. It needs you.
What we need:
We are looking for an inspiring individual to lead the Organisational Support Department. This is a fixed term contract to cover a period of parental leave from February 2019 until January 2020. Ideally, you will be available in December or early January for a handover period.
The Organisational Support Director plays a key leadership role within Greenpeace Aotearoa New Zealand and is part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) reporting to the Executive Director (ED).
The Organisational Support Director is responsible for managing the Finance, People and Culture, and IT teams, as well as overseeing building and office-related projects. A portion of the role of the Executive Assistant to the ED is assigned to assisting the Organisational Support Director on matters relating to the building, contractor management, and facilities.
The Organisational Support Director works alongside two other Departmental Directors: The Programme Director and the Fundraising Director. The Senior Management Team are responsible for the overall leadership of Greenpeace Aotearoa New Zealand. The Organisational Support Director is accountable for ensuring the high performance, long term strategic direction, and people management of the IT, Finance and People and Culture teams, and has three direct reports: Chief Technology Officer, Finance Manager, and People and Culture Advisor.
The position demands high level strategic leadership skills and extensive experience necessary to develop and implement strong, prioritised and focused plans that achieve agreed organisational goals.
>> Provide leadership, vision and strategic direction for the department, and the organisation (alongside the Senior Management Team) as a whole
>> Ensure the effective and timely management and reporting on the finances of GPNZ.
>> Oversee the development of the organisational budget annually
>> Report to the ED, Board and the Finance Committee on financial, legal, company and trust issues – including anticipating upcoming issues and responses that will impact on the organisation’s legal and financial situation.
>> Manage the People and Culture, Finance & IT teams, providing vision, leadership and strategic direction, and managing activities across the teams.
>> Overall accountability for HR policies, systems and procedures that are legally compliant, strategic and progressive.
>> Provide leadership and support for the People and Culture team and the Health and Safety Committee on all matters of Health and Safety.
>> Participate in relevant Global People initiatives led by Greenpeace International.
>> Instigate and ensure the successful implementation of agreed organisation wide development projects and change management.
>> Maintain effective relationships with Greenpeace International and other NGOs as well other relevant organisations in the region.
>> Ensure adherence to all agreed GPNZ principles, policies and procedures
Is this you?
We are looking for an achievement-focused leader who values diversity, inclusive collaboration and innovation. Essential skills are:
>> Written and verbal communication, in particular with a warm, inspiring and professional manner
>> Knowledge and/or experience in local financial legislation
>> Knowledge and experience in the full spectrum of human resources (employment law, organisational development, learning and development, organisational change, recruitment and selection, diversity and inclusion, health and safety)
>> Knowledge and/or experience in corporate social responsibility
>> Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for New Zealand organisational management
>> Strong problem solving
>> Strong project management
>> Excellent people management
>> Knowledge and understanding of the NGO sector
>> Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building
>> Tact and diplomacy
What you’ll get in return:
>> Competitive salary for the NGO sector, excellent health and wellbeing benefits, and a flexible, fun workplace
>> The opportunity to progress and grow with a diverse team of inspiring individuals
>> Great job satisfaction in knowing that your day to day efforts are contributing towards an amazing cause
>> Insights into the world’s most successful environmental campaigning organisation
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