Site Manager – Oranga Tamariki

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 23-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1428963
  • Job Title: Site Manager – Oranga Tamariki
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Site Manager – Oranga Tamariki, Wellington Region


We currently have two permanent, full time Site Manager vacancies in the Wellington region – one in Wellington CBD and one in Lower Hutt.

Are you a leader who can deliver business transformation?

Make a difference in an organisation that works to ensure all children are in loving whanau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.


About us:

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of children and young people. With over 3,500 staff New Zealand wide, Oranga Tamariki supports families and whānau to provide a safe, stable and loving home for their children. It is our guiding belief that “in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish”.  

Services for Children and Families are the pivotal operational group that delivers services and support through intensive intervention, assessment and investigation, family group conferences, transition services and social work. We are on an ambitious journey to transition to new and enhanced services for tamariki and their whānau.


About this role:

We are looking for two experienced and authentic leaders who can focus on people, culture and performance.  This challenging role will see you build and lead high performing teams to deliver a range of services to children and families in either the Wellington city or Lower Hutt community.  In order to deliver these services, the Site Manager needs to build strong, collaborative relationships with internal and external partners (such as Iwi and Maori organisations and NGOs).

This role requires a passion to lead from the front line along with the ability to influence, recruit talent, prioritise coaching, develop capability, and effectively manage performance.  This is more than a job.  It’s an opportunity to champion tamariki with every decision you make and truly make a difference.


About you:

The successful applicant will:

  • Have experience in successfully leading and managing a medium sized team (around 30 people), ideally within a social services context
  • A good understanding and knowledge of Te Reo Me Ona Tikanga and uphold the principles of the Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Be a strengths-based leader with the ability to collaborate within a multi-agency approach
  • Have a positive outlook and supporting nature
  • Be resilient and able to manage crises constructively.  

Is this you?  Get in touch today.


How to apply?

Please apply online with your CV and Cover Letter. Only online applications will be accepted.  

Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your MyHR portal at work. This will ensure your MyHR employee profile will be recognised as internal.

If you have any queries please contact Sacha Zaloumis at


Applications close Wednesday 6th November, 2019 


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