Regional Director – East North Island

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Gisborne
  • Date Advertised: 20-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/53846GJO
  • Job Title: Regional Director – East North Island
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  • Summary:
  • Senior leadership role
  • Regional focus with an opportunity to make a real difference in the community
  • Join an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve

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

As a senior leader in the organisation, you will lead our Placed-Based team in East North Island. Your main deliverable is to ensure development and delivery of Kāinga Ora’s customer and community relationships in your geographic area, overseeing Kāinga Ora’s service delivery to those customers and communities, and integrating Kāinga Ora’s activities around regional investment plans based on community and government priorities.

The Regional Director – East North Island is expected to lead and build a high performing and collaborative team made up of direct reports and matrix resources from other business groups who have a regional focus to deliver high quality customer service and build trusted relationships with customers, communities and stakeholders.

You will play an active role in the Place-Based leadership team to effectively maintain external relationships, partner with local iwi and councils and understand the local housing and development market. You will lead the team in identifying housing needs, constraints and opportunities and work with the Regional Investment Planning team to incorporate responses into regional plans.

As a valued member of the Placed-Based Leadership team you will also contribute to the wider leadership of Kāinga Ora, taking a collective view and working collaboratively and inclusively across all parts of our diverse organisation.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring:

  • Senior leadership experience and has interest in public housing, land, housing and construction markets
  • Experience navigating and operating in a regulated environment, experience working constructively across functions and track record of building and maintaining the trust of all stakeholders
  • You’ll role model our partnership obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and be experienced working in partnership with iwi, communities, councils and other key stakeholders
  • Strong existing relationships with local communities across the wider community, coming from a position of mana and with existing networks in place and a sound understanding of the region
  • An executive with significant relationship and stakeholder management skills, able to create strong and effective working relationships across both internal and external key stakeholders

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

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Applications close on Friday, 27 November 2020.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 53846GJO.