Change Managers – People, Wellbeing and Safety

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    2 days ago
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  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 13-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1503968
  • Job Title: Change Managers – People, Wellbeing and Safety
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  • Summary:
  • New roles accountable for driving significant change management with & for our people
  • Full time fixed roles through to 30 June 2021 – based at our Wellington national office
  • From $110,091 up to $155,423 based on demonstrable skills & expertise

‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’  –  ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

Led from our Chief Executive, we’re embedding a culture of continuous improvement and capability across our unique operating environment.  Our newly established Change Directorate has accountability for leading change management to support the delivery of Hōkai Rangi, Ara Poutama Aotearoa’s over-arching organisational strategy. This means ensuring our people are engaged and empowered and can provide reflective, rehabilitative and safe practice underpinned by an increased understanding of Te Ao Māori.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are now recruiting for two experienced Change Managers to join our People & Capability Group in early 2021.  As we embark on significant organisational transformation, you will be tasked with leading the planning, facilitation and implementation of change management activities being rolled out across our organisation, to support people leaders and their teams to prepare for and embed change and new ways of working to help shape our future operations and to achieve Hōkai Rangi.   

Reporting to the Director Change, one role will lead change management for our three strategic ‘How we keep safe & well’ programmes, partnering closely with our Chief Safety & Wellbeing Officer.  This work stream aims to support the department to achieve its purpose by embedding helpful day-to-day practices that will keep everyone safe and well, transform the way we manage health and safety risks, and introduce practices and initiatives that enable our people to be physically and mentally well.  The other will lead change management for our ‘How we develop’ and ‘How we work’ programmes, partnering closely with our Chief People Officer.  Your expertise in stakeholder engagement and influencing without authority will be critical, as you’ll work across all areas of our organisation and with iwi, unions and regional stakeholders, providing specialist advice and building understanding, ownership and capability with our people to enable the change.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

If this opportunity excites you then we want to hear from you! Submit an online application that includes evidence and/or examples of how your skills and experience meet the below essential requirements:

  • An appropriate professional qualification (e.g. MSP) and demonstrated change management experience (5+ years) leading the implementation of significant change management initiatives;
  • Specialist skills, knowledge and experience of how people go through change and the change process;
  • Communication style and skill that clearly articulates messages and complex issues to a variety of audiences, complimented with active listening skills;
  • Exceptional influencing and negotiation skills that have proven to inspire individuals to adapt to change with minimal resistance;
  • Demonstrable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels; and
  • The ability to think and operate strategically and to exercise sound judgement and decision making.

Please visit our careers page to download the Job Description and view the full essential criteria requirements of the role.  This role also requires the ability and willingness to travel nationally as needed.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

To apply online, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) that describes your motivation for applying and that highlights your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities in line with the essential criteria requirements. 

Applications close 9pm on Monday 25 January 2021.  Interviews will take place at our Wellington National Office.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a formal interview which may include pre-interview personality profiling and/or an assessment exercise as part of the interview.

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