Ministry of Social Development Permanent
• Senior Operational and People Leadership
• Drive exceptional performance in a customer centric environment
• Permanent, full-time opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding people-leader to become our Regional Director for the East Coast Region.
Our geographical area extends as far north to Potaka and moving southward takes in the city of Gisborne, the rural township of Wairoa, the Bay Cities of Napier and Hastings with Takapau in the south.
Our region has a significant Māori population with approximately 45% of the Gisborne/East Coast and approximately 23% of the greater Hawke’s Bay population being of Māori descent. Runanga are located in Ruatoria and Gisborne. Taiwhenua are located in Hastings, Napier, Wairoa and Central Hawke’s Bay.
Our region’s population is approximately 210,000 people and we provide service to approximately 49,000 clients subject to seasonal fluctuation. Our client base is predominantly Māori. Of our registered jobseekers for example, Māori make up 56% of our clients.
We are a trusted and proactive organisation, connecting clients to the support and services that are right for them, with a focus on achieving equitable outcomes for marginalised population groups. We pride ourselves in partnering with Community, Māori and others to collectively grow talent within our region.
Our mahi is underpinned by three key shifts:
Mana manaaki – A positive experience every time
Kotahitanga – Partnering for greater impact
Kia takatū tātou – Champion long-term social and economic development.
As the Regional Director, you will lead and be accountable for eight Work and Income sites and staff across the wider East Coast area.