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Stakeholder Engagement Manager, (Permanent) Auckland or Wellington

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Date: 01-Feb-2018

Location: Auckland, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Stakeholder Engagement Manager, (Permenant) - Wellington or Auckland



  • Join our new Ministry and influence change for all New Zealanders
  • Improve outcomes for vulnerable children
  • Help kiwi children to flourish - be part of an exciting change.


About us:

Oranga Tamariki is a new Ministry dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend. We believe in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish. 


About the role:

The Stakeholder Engagement Manager leads the delivery of strategic and coordinated engagement. They'll lead a small but handpicked team who provide the systems and supports to ensure Oranga Tamariki is able to engage with all stakeholders efficiently.  With others they'll build trust and confidence in the Ministry and its work.  They will be able to build systems which facilitate effective two-way conversations and identify and implement metrics to measure performance in these areas, reviewing as the environment changes. The role can be based in Wellington or Auckland.


Skills and experience: 

You'll be an expert in assisting others to grow and maintain key stakeholder relationships, and you'll have proven expertise in the planning and delivery of meaningful two way engagement, that's coordinated and strategic. You will be a skilled engagement strategist who understands the value in being open and direct with communities. Of course, you will easily anticipate and respond to change. You'll be kind, understand what it means to be child-centred, and have experience leading an active team.


We offer:

A collaborative, fun-loving team environment; opportunities for professional and personal development; flexible working options. 

If you want to be part of changing the way New Zealand supports our children and young people, apply now. 


How to apply:

This position can be located in either Auckland or Wellington, please specify your location preference in your covering letter.


Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.


All external applicants including MSD employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us at:


Applications Close:  2nd March 2018

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