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Service Centre Manager - Housing

Ministry of Social Development
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Service Centre Manager – Housing
Wellington Region - Te Whanganui a Tara


Permanent, full time


Reporting to the Regional Director, the role of the Manager - Housing is to provide effective leadership and efficient management of services that contribute to individual, family and community independence. In short, our role is to support our clients in finding ‘ a place to call home'. 


About you


Your welcoming approach and Manāakitanga with our people will enable you to understand how to best lead the Housing team across the Wellington Region and our 8 Service Centres. 


You will be a proven change leader - at a strategic and operational level, as you will be responsible for leading the successful implementation of Regional and National initiatives that achieve successful outcomes. This is a high-profile position which interacts with our leadership team, Ministers, other government agencies, media etc. You will need to be an innovative and inspirational leader who can embed an outcomes focussed culture within a busy service delivery environment. Ideally you will have existing community connections which will facilitate future conversations and information sharing. 


You will be someone who can motivate, coach, encourage and inspire your team to excel. Your ability to establish credibility and manage relationships across diverse internal and external audiences will be evidenced in previous roles.


If a fast paced environment where you need to think on your feet is you, this is what you will need.  


Key attributes


  • A strategic thinker who is innovative and able to strategically position the team to maximise results
  • Outstanding communications. interpersonal and relationship management skills at all levels and with people of all ages and from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • An ability to create a compelling vision that motivates the team to achieve
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Flexible and pragmatic approach
  • Successful experience in management / leadership roles
  • High energy and enthusiasm for supporting our clients to secure ‘a place to call home' 


What we offer


Remuneration for this role is from $85,749.00 to $128,623.00. Application along this salary scale is dependent on relevant leadership experience and evidenced skills.


Due to portfolio coverage of the Wellington region, a willingness to travel to fulfil job requirements and a current full New Zealand licence without restrictions is required.


Important Recruitment Information & Dates
Please take some time to read and understand the position description before applying.


External applicants: Please click the apply now link to submit your application.
Current MSD employees: Please apply from a work computer, using your work myHR login.


Please provide a current CV and cover letter articulating your suitability and vision for this position. 


Applications close: Friday 24th January 2020


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