Manager Community Engagement and Partnerships – Bay of Plenty

  • Company:
    Kāinga Ora
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
  • Join an inspiring organisation doing great things for New Zealanders!
  • Permanent opportunity with flexible working offered
  • Competitive salary $141,450 plus 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • Mō mātou – Our Organisation

    At Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand’s housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive. What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders’ lives. With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build Aotearoa’s future. We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    Ko tā mātou mahi – Our Role

    We are currently looking for a senior leader to develop our regional approach on community engagement and partnerships within Bay of Plenty. The main focus of this role is to build lasting relationship with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that strategies and outcomes identified for the region is align with the needs and aspirations of our community partners.

    You will work closely with various stakeholders such as local and government, NGO’s and group representing neighbourhood and communities. Although this role reports directly to the Regional Director, the successful candidate will need to be comfortable in a matrixed working environment closely partnering with Regional Managers, Project Directors and Communications team to ensure that Kāinga Ora has an integrated approach in engaging with local iwi and hapu.

    Key deliverable of this role is to lead a team that implements engagement, community development and place making strategy and policy at a regional level. You will be the Engagement & Partnerships subject matter experts who will evaluate the effectiveness of the activity, and identify areas for improvement in the Bay of Plenty region.

    Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

  • Experience leading highly skilled, high performing and engaged teams in a multi-faceted and demanding environment to achieve desired outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in engagement, community partnership and placemaking practices with strong focus in connecting with local iwi’s within the region
  • Proven capability to roll your sleeves up and get things done when needed
  • The ability to clearly and concisely convey information through engagement responses, negotiations and facilitations with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven experience and skills required to work in a matrixed environment
  • Interest in public housing sector structure, governance, processes and systems 
  • Understanding of partnership obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Nōu te rourou – What’s in it for you?

    We offer competitive salaries, five weeks’ annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here .

    As a Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities. 

    Ō Tātou Uara – Our Values

    Our values were developed by us, for us. They unite us as an organisation and guide how we work every day. Our values are:

  • Manaakitanga  – People at the Heart
  • Mahi Tahi  – Better Together
  • Whanake  – Be Bold