Executive Director

Royal Inquiry into Historical Abuse in Care

  • Multiple Location Options
  • Auckland or Wellington Location
  • Senior Public Service Role
  • Make a significant difference

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in Care is the largest undertaking of its type in our history.  The Executive Director position has recently become vacant so we are now seeking someone to lead the Royal Commission through to its conclusion in June 2023.  The Executive Director is responsible for driving the ongoing development and implementation of the Royal Commission’s work programme at this critical stage of the Inquiry.  It is an executive public service leadership role with significant people and financial responsibilities; and an opportunity to make a significance difference to the future of how Aotearoa cares for our most vulnerable people. 

You will work closely with the Chair of the Inquiry, Commissioners and the Counsel Assisting. The Royal Commission has robust partnerships with Māori, Pasifika and other key stakeholder groups which you will lead.  In addition, you will manage a skilled team and ensure an effective professional approach to programme management that will lead to high quality and on time delivery.  

We are seeking a senior leader (ideally with Public Service experience) with a deep understanding of the machinery of government.  You will have superior relationship management and influencing skills, excellent judgement, political astuteness and relentless focus on programme management and delivery.  A track record of working effectively in partnership with Māori is essential, as is a genuine commitment to the kaupapa of the Royal Commission.  This will be a fixed term position for up to 24 months, and either Auckland or Wellington locations will be considered.  

For more information or to arrange a conversation please email raewyn@amytea.co.nz.

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to apply@amytea.co.nz.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 15 August.  

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