Organisational Development Advisor and Senior Advisor

Oranga Tamariki

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Wellington based, permanent opportunities 

We are looking for two amazing people to join us!

Are you someone who:

  • is customer centric - proactive and adaptive
  • brings confidence in Te ao Māori
  • thinks outside the box
  • understands the breadth of OD and how OD can support business needs
  • understands how to effect lasting change in organisational systems.

About us - Mō mātou

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.

Oranga Tamariki is a Ministry with a powerful mandate to make a difference to the lives of New Zealand's tamariki, rangatahi and whānau and it is a pivotal time to be part of our team. We are looking for diverse experienced and capable people who are driven to make a difference.

Working in close alignment with the Strategic Partnering and HR Operation functions, the OD team develops initiatives designed to lift capability, drive engagement, and inspire performance across the wider organisation.

About the role - Mō te tūnga

We want to hear from candidates who have high energy and focus to build trusted relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders plus for the senior role deep OD expertise in design, co-design and facilitation to translate complex issues into user friendly deliverables; both roles need to demonstrate excellent judgement and planning skills and the tenacity to drive change and improvement in a complex environment.

What you will bring - Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu

It would be advantageous to have demonstrable skill and experience in the application of Māori centric approaches in previous roles. This will be coupled with recent, strong experience in the design, development and delivery of complex OD initiatives and driving the adoption of these initiatives across diverse groups. For the senior OD role, you may also have proven facilitation and coaching skills and able to engage credibly with a wide range of stakeholder groups to drive outcomes.

What's in it for you - Nōu te rourou

We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of Tamariki and Rangatahi.

How to apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

Apply online with your CV and covering letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any questions about role, please contact

Applications close Friday, 5 March 2021.

To view the position descriptions please click the 'apply online' button above.


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