Regional Manager – Tāmaki Makaurau

MANA Recruitment

  • Auckland
  • Enable and champion solutions designed by Māori for Māori.
  • Lead a team to high performance.
  • Join an organisational journey of cultural change.

Lead new regional delivery model to recognise and provide real and practical solutions for tamariki Māori.

The purpose of this role is to build and lead a high performing regional team, to manage the delivery of high quality early and intensive intervention services, youth justice services, partnered careand to transition services for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau.  Building strategic partnerships to reduce disparity for tamariki Māori and Pasifika in the Tāmaki Makaurau region, will require a significant cultural skill set, mana and self-driven passion to achieve.

As an experienced people leader and influencer with significant hands-on people experience, you will lead both a large team and be a skilled communicator, enabling you to build key relationships with Iwi a Māori, community, NGO‘s and have the ability to work with cultural communities, in particular Pasifika, Mana Whenua and Mataawaka.

Political impartiality and skills in maintaining a high level of diplomacy and negotiation skills across highly complex environments is paramount.  Building, supporting and contributing to policies, practices, and services in regard to mana tamariki and the whakapapa of tamariki and young persons, as well as and the whanaungatanga responsibilities of their whānau, will all form the main core of your remit.

Managing and monitoring the region’s financial, staffing and asset resources to maximise performance, you will be accountable for people management, coaching and overall performance.  Implementing and embedding nationally agreed protocols, processes and systems to enable full and effective delivery of services from the region, you will utilise your strategic relationship building experience to enable strong, long-lasting, high trust partnering.

Skills, knowledge and experience for application is to include;

  • Significant experience in a leadership position.
  • Experience in a role that has required formal engagement with Māori and Pasifika, non-Māori governance structures and collaborative decision-making processes.
  • Knowledge of Te Reo and excellent understanding of a Te Ao Māori in particular an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the responsibilities for the public sector.
  • Policy, strategy, or governance experience.
  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent relevant experience including social work, or other human sciences.
  • Ideally a sound knowledge and appreciation of issues and priorities facing children, young people and families in the Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau region.
  • Skilled and successful communication and relationship building with Marae, community, NGO‘s, Mana Whenua and Mataawaka.
  • Experience in implementing effective stakeholder management plans.
  • Ability to set priorities, achieve deadlines and programme outputs.
  • Direct people management, coaching, capability and performance building skills.
  • Personal resilience, drive and a high EQ.
  • Have proven operational, strategic and people leadership experience in a complex operational delivery environment.
  • Lead change and initiatives to help achieve greater effectiveness and efficiencies in operational delivery.
  • Budget management experience, and preferably experience working with communities and community organisations to commission, procure and deliver social services
  • Have proven experience in managing relationships and ability to lead and influence cohesion across a complex stakeholder environment.

In addition, this role will collaborate with partners such as Iwi and Māori organisations, community and non-government entities, Pasifika and other cultural communities, charities, and social agencies.  A key contributor to the leadership team, this position and will engage at various levels across the organisation, public sector and within the local community.

With the capability to manage self and others from the values of integrity, effectiveness, manaaki and respect, you will be a well-regarded leader within the communities you operate in, and in organisational leadership settings.  You will have the ability to bring diverse and broad groups together, to lead and foster a centralised way of working based on Kotahitanga, and one that harnesses positive change.

If you want to be a part of transformative kaupapa and you want an opportunity to make a tangible, long term difference to the future of tamariki, rangatahi and whānau please apply.

To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at Mana Recruitment Ltd at or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108.

Applications close on Monday the 24th of August 2020 at 5.00pm.



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