21/477 Executive Director

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options

Type: Fixed Term (2 years)
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington/Auckland
Business Group: Inquiries 
Branch: Policy, Regulation and Communities 


Executive Director, Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care

·       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.  

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.  

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

·       People can easily access the services and information they need

·       Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving

·       People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand

·       New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 15 August 2021

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

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

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