Kaiwhakahaere | Manager - Organisational Development

Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington
  • Influential people leadership role
  • Supportive environment
  • Flexible working

Join our whanau and a team who are passionate about building a flourishing and inclusive culture.  This is an exciting time for the Ministry, we have an ambitious new strategy and are working on things that really make a difference for New Zealand. As a result we are building our People and Capability team.  

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role

Our current OD Manager has taken an opportunity down south and we are on the hunt for our next highly experienced superstar people leader to join us on a permanent basis. 

We are passionate about the success of our people and you will play a key part in helping the team focus on the future and actively support, shape and enhance organisational culture, capability and engagement. 

There are a number of moving parts and we need someone who can adapt and work with the P&C leadership team to enact our vision for the team, and the Ministry. 

Collaboration is key, and if you are a team player and want to make a difference together, then this role is for you. 

This is definitely a busy role, but your team is incredibly dedicated and specialists in their own right.  If you are resilient and flexible; someone who thrives in a dynamic and changing environment, creates energy in a team and just likes getting out there and doing it, then apply now! 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • proven experience of successful leadership of HR/OD delivery
  • accreditation in Human Synergistics is desirable
  • significant experience in developing organisational culture
  • an inherent drive for achievement
  • natural curiosity and a continuous improvement outlook
  • confidence to challenge the status quo
  • a true commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • an inclusive approach with a passion for mentoring/coaching
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and with credibility at all levels
  • positive style with the ability to inspire and influence
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.  We offer: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. 

An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form.  

If you require further information about this position, please contact Ngaire Howes at Ngaire.howes@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range: $155,491 to $190,044 pa effective 1 July.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Wednesday, 19 May 2021

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