Manager Family Violence Sexual Violence

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 11-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1455851
  • Job Title: Manager Family Violence Sexual Violence
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Manager Family Violence and Sexual Violence – Joint Venture, Family Violence and Sexual Violence



About the Joint Venture Business Unit


In September 2018, a Joint Venture of ten government agencies was established to eliminate family violence and sexual violence in New Zealand. The Joint Venture Business Unit supports the Joint Venture to operate, including by being the Government’s lead advisor on family violence and sexual violence from a whole system perspective.  We lead with influence and collaboration to provide space, focus and momentum for government, Māori, communities, NGOs and private organisations to work together.


We work with our partners to provide strategic policy advice and recommendations to the Joint Venture and to Government, including on the strategic direction and actions to take. We ensure our advice is based on best practice, evidence and includes the voice of lived experience. We establish and maintain relationships with our partners, designing and developing better solutions that bring about transformative change and establishing effective governance. We monitor and report on the performance of the family violence and sexual violence system. We role model the change we wish to see and are a facilitator for Māori – Crown partnerships.


About the Role


The Manager, Family Violence and Sexual Violence is a key position in the Joint Venture Business Unit’s Management Team and plays a pivotal role in delivering on the Joint Venture Business Unit work programme and supporting the performance and development of Business Unit staff.  The Manager supports teams to work in a flexible working environment and supports activities around the design, integration and innovation of solutions that will help to eliminate family violence and sexual violence.


The Manager, Family Violence and Sexual Violence, primarily focuses on areas of:

  • People management and development, including building a supportive team culture with high staff engagement, especially in a flexible working environment.
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient operation of teams associated with the activities they lead.
  • Managing relationships with key stakeholders, including building strong relationships with key stakeholders in joint venture agencies.
  • Maintaining overall ownership of the team’s policy outputs and work programme.


The Manager will work closely with the Deputy Directors, Family Violence and Sexual Violence, a second Manager, Family Violence and Sexual Violence and the Unit’s Operations Manager and Chief Advisors to ensure the short and long term Joint Venture Business Unit work programme is delivered on time and to a high quality.


This position reports to a Deputy Director– Family Violence Sexual Violence. The position will have a small number of direct reports and is also responsible for providing guidance and advice to team members.


Education, Skills & Experience

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant field is preferable.
  • Leading and developing teams in a medium to large organisations.
  • Leading and developing teams that are flexibly resourced, or teams working in highly collaborative arrangements.
  • Experience with social sector issues, ideally in relation to family violence and sexual violence.
  • Experience and knowledge of Te Ao Maori and Tikanga Māori – including thorough knowledge of Treaty principles and the ability to enable constructive Crown/Māori relations.
  • A good understanding of central government processes, and experience working constructively and collaboratively across government.
  • Excellent experience and skills in engagement with Ministerial offices.
  • Demonstrated success in a policy or operational management role.
  • Communicating with a wide range of audiences on a range of complex issues.
  • Relationship management demonstrated by establishment and maintenance of a range of effective business/operational management inter-relationships across business units and/or a network of professionals, managers, and external parties.


How to apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter. For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.


Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 20 March 2020