Deputy Director-General Te Uru Rakāu at Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington City
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Deputy Director-General Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
We have a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Ministry for Primary Industries as the Deputy Director-General Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service. This is a transformational leadership role in a sector that is vital to New Zealand achieving a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive economy through the Fit for a Better World roadmap.
In this critical senior leadership role, you will drive the development and growth of the forest service and work with the forestry sector to promote and protect Aotearoa's precious resources.
You will also help deliver vital on the ground support for industry as we expand the forestry advisory service across New Zealand.
This influential position will support the growth and management of the forestry sector and deliver on a wide range of significant initiatives. You will be responsible for ensuring Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service provides strategic guidance and advice at a national level to optimise the use of our resources and to provide direct support to landowners, local government, and the wider sector.
Using your extensive experience, you will work closely with the forestry and wood processing sectors to harness the economic, environmental and employment benefits created now and into the future for the forestry sector.
Mōu - About You
To be successful in this high-profile role, you will offer:
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of the forestry sector, and land use policy;
- Established and trusted relationships within the forestry sector;
- Proven political nous and the ability to lead engagement with Ministers and Iwi;
- Proven capability and delivery and management of large-scale programmes, budgets and teams;
- Experience in a ‘start up' or in the development of large and complex operational structures;
- Superior people leadership;
- Strong relationship management and communication skills.
The role will require frequent travel between our Rotorua and Wellington offices.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) partners with New Zealand's food and fibre sector to be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products.
Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks
Higher level Security Clearance
- Most preferably a New Zealand citizen who has resided continuously in New Zealand for at least the last ten (10) years, OR
- Is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten (10) years: either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
- Click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi whaitake? - Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whanau and hāpori.
We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua Ministry for Primary Industries a great place to work for all.
In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa; your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce.
To view the position description and/or apply online, please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. To apply, you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.
Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 9 February 2023.
For a confidential conversation or if have any questions about the role, please contact Andrea Swan on 021 394 196 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Category:||Chief executives & general managers|
|Attachment:||L2 Deputy Director-General Te Uru Rakau 160123.pdf (PDF, 225KB)
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