Wellington or Auckland
This is an influential role supporting the learning and driving the capability lift of our professional practice workforce who work with tamariki and whānau every day. It is an exciting time to be part of our Professional Development team as we focus on creating, delivering and supporting exceptional learning and which really targets the needs of our people so they can do great things for tamariki and whanau.
About us – Mō mātou
Putting children first guides everything we do here at Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children. Along with that, we value fairness and sincerity. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders. A founding principle for Oranga Tamariki is our high aspirations for tamariki Māori and their whānau. We work alongside our community partners to bring about positive outcomes for our children, young people and their whānau.
Professional Development Group delivers learning and capability building initiatives across our front-line teams to help grow the professional quality and practice leadership capability throughout the organisation.
About the role – Mō te tūnga
The Manager Learning Delivery (Regional Learning portfolio) leads a team of around 11 learning professionals to facilitate the development and delivery of capability building solutions for the organisation. This role currently holds the portfolio of managing our team who are based in the regions. The team’s focus is on identifying capability needs for sites and teams aligned to our organisational goals, and on brokering or delivering learning support to meet those needs. Working closely in partnership with operational managers across the regions, you will deliver locally responsive solutions as well as supporting nationally agreed programmes.
You will also work closely with the Manager Learning Delivery (National Programmes portfolio) to ensure a one team approach to provide national consistency and service excellence. As a member of the Professional Development Leadership Team you will contribute to the leadership of the group as a whole including strategic planning and budget management.
We are looking for an experienced leader who is keen to make a difference, drive improvement and is creative, flexible and responsive. You will be a skilled manager, preferably with experience leading geographically dispersed teams, and have credibility in using adult learning theory to build staff capability. You will be someone who can set the direction, and then be ok about figuring out how best to travel as we go.
What you will bring – Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu:
What’s in it for you – Nōu te rourou:
We offer a dedicated and supportive team, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of vulnerable Tamariki. If you want to be part of changing the way New Zealand supports our most vulnerable, please apply now.
How to apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono
Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any questions about role, please contact Anastasia Gyson, Talent Sourcing Partner via anastasia.gyson@OT.govt.nz
Applications close midnight on Sunday, 27 of January 2021.
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