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Pou Ārahi Deputy Chief Executive

Pou Ārahi Deputy Chief Executive

Pou Ārahi Deputy Chief Executive

Human Rights Commission

Closing Date : 20 Nov 2019

The Human Rights Commission | Te Kāhui Tika Tangata promotes and protects the human rights of all people. It works for a free, fair, safe and just Aotearoa New Zealand where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected.
With new Commissioners and a new Chief Executive in place, the Human Rights Commission is looking to move to the next phase of its development which includes the appointment of a Deputy Chief Executive.
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader who is well informed about the work of the Commission and who demonstrates personal commitment to human rights and harmonious relations. You will support and promote cultural competence in the work that Commission staff undertake and support the Commission’s focus on becoming a ‘treaty-based organisation’.
The newly created role of Pou Ārahi leads the Kaiwhakarite Team, and provides strategic advice and thought leadership on iwi engagement. The Pou Ārahi role is critical for the organisation as it is responsible for the effective and appropriate implementation and ownership of the Commission’s Treaty-based approach. The successful candidate will bring te ao Māori perspectives and views to the top table as well as contributing to broader human rights matters.
To be successful in this role, you will have experience in leading engagement with iwi/Māori, have established networks, knowledge of the Human Rights Act, political nous, and expert relationship management skills. Experience driving culture change and a track record of creating and leading high performing teams is essential, along with an ability to develop and execute strategy.
The Commission are open to applicants with a broad range of relevant experience. While our head office is in Wellington, we are open to applicants based in Auckland, and we are open to flexible working.
We celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from disabled people, and from people with diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
If you require assistance or support through the application process, please let us know, so that we can accommodate this. Other accessible formats can also be provided.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
APPLY OR VIEW THE POSITION DESCRIPTION: Please CLICK HERE or go to and enter reference 6571
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Russell Spratt or Heather Church on 04 550 8000

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