General Manager Ministry of Youth Development- Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi at Ministry of Social Development, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We're in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.
General Manager Ministry of Youth Development– Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi
- Lead the Ministry of Youth Development
- Key strategic and people leadership at a senior level
- Permanent opportunity – Wellington based
Exceptional Opportunity for a People Leader to lead the Ministry of Youth Development
About our team - Mō te tīma
The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi is a business unit within the Ministry of Social Development – Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora.
MYD has a sole focus on youth matters, and a strategic leadership role across the youth sector, in government, and as a champion of New Zealand's young people.
The role and purpose of the MYD, encourages and supports young people, aged between 12 and 24 years old, to develop and use knowledge, skills and experience to participate confidently in their communities.
About the role - Te āhuatunga a te tūranga
The General Manager, Ministry of Youth Development is a key leadership role responsible for delivering on our strategic and operational goals for young people.
To achieve this, you'll provide sound strategic and people leadership while creating an environment of collaboration and a great team culture. Key to this role will be the ability to influence around common goals and shared outcomes at both Senior and Ministerial level.
Skills and experience - He pūkenga tou
You will have:
- Relevant knowledge and experience in dealing with and providing advice and support to Ministers, Chief Executives, and senior officials within the public sector environment
- A strong understanding of trends and emerging wellbeing needs of young people in Aotearoa New Zealand and promoting a positive youth development and wellbeing approach
- Experience in delivering results to improve the impact, quality and delivery of youth development initiatives and programmes to young people
- Experience in leading the development of partnerships and collaboration across government, philanthropic, Iwi, business and Non-government organisation sectors
- The ability to engage and build key relationships with their whānau, hapu and iwi to ensure our strategic and operational approaches deliver equity of outcomes for Māori and Pacific young people
You will also have:
- Proven leadership at a senior level
- Knowledge of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and experience working in partnership with whānau, hapu and iwi
- Thorough understanding of youth development principles, youth issues and the youth development sector
- Strong relationship, innovative and collaborative stakeholder management skills
- Highly developed analytical skills, personal resiliency, and the ability to be flexible and adaptable
- Proven ability to provide high quality advice on a range of specialist issues
- An ability to work with ambiguity and to move quickly in a dynamic environment
If you are passionate about the future of youth development in Aotearoa New Zealand we would love to hear from you.
How to apply
To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.
Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description.
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Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.
Closing date: 5 pm, Wednesday 30th November 2022
Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Social Development|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Chief executives & general managers|
|Attachment:||gm-youth-position-description-nov-2022.docx (Word, 195KB)
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