Head of Stakeholder and Communications at Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care and Faith based institutions, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Fixed-term or secondment opportunity until January 2023 with potential for extension
- Flexible working arrangements
- Wellington or Auckland
Our values are
Aroha, Transparency, Fairness and Balance, Independence and Determination.
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry places Survivors at the heart of its mahi.
The Commission has recently re-aligned its organisational structure to ensure it can deliver its large work programme leading towards delivering our final report to the Governor-General in June 2023. As a result of this restructure, there are a number of new employment opportunities that have been created across the organisation.
We are currently seeking a Head of Stakeholder and Community Engagement to join our organisation to lead the Commission's engagement with community organisations, support groups and informal networks.
This role works with Heads across the Commission using a multi-disciplined approach to achieve the Commission's Terms of reference. You will develop high quality and strategic advice for the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director - Survivor, Engagement and Communications to support the delivery of outcomes for survivors and their communities through the Commission's work programme.
This is your opportunity to be part of an organisation that is passionate about making a difference. Our vision is to transform the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in state and faith-based care.
As a Head of Stakeholder and Community Engagement, you will be responsible for the following:
- Work across the Commission to develop an effective community and stakeholder strategy and detailed implementation plan that meets the needs of the Commission and all teams
- Lead the Stakeholder and Community Engagement team
- Work across the Commission to develop a practical engagement work programme and calendar that allows all members of the Commission to effectively engage
- Proactively mentor, coach and support the Stakeholder and Community Engagement team to work inclusively and to use whanau centred and trauma informed approaches
- Engage effectively with survivors, Commissioner, Commission staff, community and support organisations
- Develop and implement effective protocols, procedures, systems and processes. Ensure the team actively incorporates appropriate Māori tikanga and a survivor focus as part of any process development or improvement
- Lead a culture of where continuous improvement is second nature to ensure that survivors are the focus of everything we do
Skills and experiences
Some key skills and experience we are looking for include (but not limited to) the following:
- A minimum of five years' experience in an organisation providing advice across senior leadership groups
- Experience leading an effective cross organisation engagement strategy and work programme
- Highly developed knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Experience in engaging Public Service, NGO and Community organisation senior leaders and practitioners
- Confidence in cultural and disability approaches
- Experience in working across complex organisations and building wide support
- A team player that supports their colleagues when required
- Experience in leading and managing a team of professionals
- Understand the role of the public service, the machinery of government and the independent role of a Royal Commission
- Capable in all aspects of communication including relationship managemen
- Experience in providing policy documents to a high level
- Experience in team building and building and sustaining relationships
The Inquiry is investigating the abuse and neglect of people in state and faith-based institutions between 1950 and 1999. We will make recommendations to the government aimed at stopping this happening in the future.
We celebrate and value diversity of thought, experience and skills in our workplace. We welcome enquiries from all people, including all ethnicities (Māori, Pacific People and ethnic communities), LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities.
We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including diversity in age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and we are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. Our employees feel empowered to share their experience and ideas. We want everyone, from any background, to be able to do their best work and be encouraged to bring their whole selves to the job.
We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and we can make reasonable accommodations.
Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements. We approach our work respectfully, learning quickly and improving constantly.
For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz
How to apply
To apply, please click the apply button.
For a copy of the job description and an application form, please visit our Royal Commission of Inquiry website Jobs | Abuse in Care - Royal Commission of Inquiry.
Applications close at 11:59pm Sunday, 5 December 2021.
For more information, or for assistance in applying, please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care and Faith based institutions|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Communications, media, & marketing|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
Note: You may be redirected to the employer's careers website.