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Manager Business Support (Fixed Term - June 2019)

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Manager Business Support (Fixed Term - June 2019)




Calling innovative managers!

Oranga Tamariki's Children's Team has recently made some significant positive changes which will enable the team  to take on a new approach and direction.  This is an exciting time for the team and we have a number of newly formed roles for just the right people.
We are seeking an innovative and experienced Business Support Manager to lead and manage a team of operations specialists in National Office. The role is fixed term until 30 June 2019. 


Working closely with this talented team, the Business Support Manager will ensure that timely and appropriate advice, guidance, support and direction is provided to the ten regional Children's Teams.  


You will work in partnership with the Operations Support Manager and Children's Team Manager to plan and implement the Children's Teams, strategic and operational priorities.


You will bring a strength-based and evidence approach to grow and constantly improve the operational support to Children's Teams building on our existing kaupapa. You will champion new and innovative practices to ensure the contribution of the team of operations specialists to the transformation process of Children's Teams is real and meaningful.


About you:

  • You are a passionate advocate for the Children's Team approach who seeks to make a difference to the communities Children's Teams work with.
  • You have previous experience as a manager or team leader in a social sector context.  
  • You are an open, supportive, and confident manager who can motivate high-performing teams to meet established objectives and develop innovative practices.
  • You demonstrate a growth mind-set and support your team members to develop their own practice and work reflectively.
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with others and you relish a challenge.
  • You have experience in project management, planning and the use of IT to support professional practice and you're able to multi-task like a pro.
  • You enjoy taking responsibility for big-picture thinking, while keeping an eye on the detail and consistently ensuring high-quality outcomes.
  • You will be skilled at stakeholder management and developing partnerships.


The successful candidate will manage and lead our dynamic operations team: we're ambitious, hard-working, creative and fun!


All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.


How to apply

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


Applications close:  23rd April 2018





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