Senior Change Management Professional

Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington
  • Focus on the people side of change
  • Lead improvements and champion best practice
  • Lead a transformation programme to implement our Digital Strategy

Opportunity for a standout change leader to join a dynamic team and drive a culture of continuous improvement.  

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role  

The Ministry is running a transformation programme to implement our Digital Strategy. The Change and Comms Professional will play a key role in ensuring the Digital Transformation change initiatives meet budget and benefit objectives by driving staff adoption and usage. 

This Senior Change and Communications Professional will focus on the people side of change, including planning, managing and communicating changes to business processes, systems and technology, as well as working with People and Capability to manage how we operationalise any changes. 

The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management and comms strategies and plans that maximise staff adoption and usage and minimise resistance. 

You will work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilisation of and proficiency with the changes that impact staff.  These improvements will increase benefit realisation and the achievement of results and outcomes. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience  

We are looking for candidates with experience in empowering, inspiring, being visible and accessible to teams.  You will be open to having ideas challenged and drive a culture of continuous improvement where learning and development is valued.   

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • Commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori
  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process
  • Experience with large-scale organisational change
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
  • Forward looking with a holistic approach
  • Organised with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organisation
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organisational issues and challenges

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 and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.    

If you require further information or require a copy of the position description please contact 

Salary range: $132,139 to $161,502 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.  

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday, 1 August 2021

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