21/083 Director Planning Performance and Support

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Chief executives & general managers
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 152529
  • Job Title: 21/083 Director Planning Performance and Support
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Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington 
Business Group: Planning Performance and Support 
Branch: Digital Public Service 
Salary: $152,475 – $206,290


Director Planning Performance and Support

Digital Public Service Branch

Our public service is being called upon to deliver a unified, seamless and effective digital experience so that New Zealanders have the best possible experience of government.

The Digital Public Service branch supports the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) to bring about a modern adaptive public service with the skills, technology and data to operate at pace and to meet changing needs. This work is critical to creating the platform for government to respond to people s expectations for faster, more agile, accessible and integrated digital services.   

Director Planning Performance and Support

We are seeking an experienced and strategic leader to join our Senior Leadership Team as the Director Planning Performance and Support. As one of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director Planning, Performance & Support holds joint accountability for leading change across the public service to enable a system shift to a Digital Public Service.  

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, you will be accountable for the development and governance of the Branch-wide work programme, acting as the funnel for all mandated priorities and guiding the SLT to prioritise, commission and/or decommission work as appropriate.  Leading the development of appropriate measures and reporting procedures, the Director is also accountable for providing oversight and visibility of progress against all initiatives (lead, support, deliver) in the wider GCDO work programme.  The Director also leads branch corporate accountability and compliance activity to support organisational performance and is the lead for the GCDO s international leadership role, ensuring effective strategic engagement with international bodies and stakeholders.

As the successful candidate you will have proven leadership experience in a senior public or private sector environment as well as excellent strategic, partnership and engagement skills.  With a highly developed understanding of governance, measurement and performance frameworks and models, you will be highly resilient and comfortable in robust discussions. You will be an experienced people leader, known for engagement and inspiring high performance from your teams.

A Confidential security clearance is required for this role. 


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 21 February 2021 
For more information please contact: Ben Shields (Human Resources) at Ben.Shields@dia.govt.nz 
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