Project Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Project Coordination and Management
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1449731
  • Job Title: Project Manager
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‘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.’

  • High profile and fast paced project work
  • Permanent opportunity – Rewarding Salary
  • National Office location


About the team

The Service Design and Implementation team are responsible for driving continuous improvement and building the foundations of a learning culture across the various frontline arms of Ara Poutama Aotearoa.  The team are working to deliver positive outcomes for Ara Poutama, the people in our care, and the wider community.  Our role supports and is driven by Hōkai Rangi, our transformational organisational strategy which runs through to 2024.


About the role

Due to an expanding programme of work, we are looking for a highly experienced and enthusiastic Project Management Professional to be part of the Department’s Design and Implementation team on a permanent basis. The projects are often high profile and fast paced, working alongside our Justice and Social sector colleagues. You may have heard about our work on alcohol and other drug testing in the community or initiatives that improve the interactive online experience for prisoners.


About you

We’re looking for someone who loves what they do, thrives on diverse and challenging projects and is passionate about making a difference for New Zealand.

Skills and experienced required:

  • Relevant qualifications or experience to an equivalent level
  • Have experience in utilising a range of frameworks and approaches
  • Be experienced running Business and/or IT projects and know how to “bridge the gap”
  • Be a results focussed individual
  • Have a proven track record of ‘getting the most’ from talented teams
  • Understand how to balance risk and reward while driving outcomes
  • Enjoy engaging with diverse stakeholder groups including senior management personnel, operational staff, design consultants and contractors
  • Be a team player who believes in working collaboratively to reach successful outcomes
  • Possess exceptional communication skills, resilience and the ability to influence team members and other stakeholders.


Benefits of working at Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Join a team making a real difference for New Zealand. You will also benefit from:

  • Excellent training programmes and development opportunities
  • Industry competitive salary
  • Exposure across one of NZ’s largest Government departments


About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at