General Manager Professional Development – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    1 month ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/31931
  • Job Title: General Manager Professional Development – Oranga Tamariki
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Leadership Role Wellington Based

Oranga Tamariki is transforming the way we work. We have a large, complex workforce, operating in community, residential care and office environments. We also work in partnership with the NGO sector to deliver services for tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau. 

Oranga Tamariki is nearly three years into a multi-year journey to transform the care and protection, and youth justice systems in order to make a positive difference to the lives of New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi. We are committed to supporting any child or young person whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm – now or in the future.  Our vision is: New Zealand values wellbeing of tamariki above all else.

Our Professional Development function is transforming alongside the organisation and we are looking for an exceptional General Manager to lead this transformation.  As a member of the Corporate Services Leadership Team and reporting directly to the DCE, Corporate Services, you will lead the development and delivery of the learning strategy, professional development approaches, and the organisation wide professional development delivery plan.  


Through this you will provide a significant contribution to delivering Oranga Tamariki’s plan through initiatives, systems and processes that grow the quality of our professional practice and practice leadership dimensions of capability across the workforce.  


What will you bring?


Working collaboratively with multiple functions, and both internal and external stakeholders, you will have excellent liaison and consultation skills and the ability to persuade at a senior level.  You will have a proven knowledge and understanding of professional practice, social services delivery, training, assessment and regulatory standards, along with the ability to oversee the delivery of complex inter-related projects. 


Our ideal candidate will be:


  • An exceptional strategic thinker and driver of change
  • A natural and experienced leader with a depth of knowledge of the social sector which relates to professional development theory and good practice in areas of organisational development, learning and development and strategic workforce development.
  • Skilled in establishing clear direction and building trusted relationships quickly
  • Experienced leading a large team in a complex environment
  • A skilled coach who demonstrates managerial courage, and enables others to deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to drive continuous improvement in the work that we deliver
  • Understanding of te ao Māori, tikanga and te reo 
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the treaty and legislative requirements to Māori
How to apply


Please apply online through the link provided.   Current Oranga Tamariki employees, please apply through your myHR portal at work. Only online applications will be accepted. 

If you want to have a chat to someone first before submitting your application online, you are welcome to reach out to


Applications close on 17 February 2020


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