Lead Advisor Change Te Pae Tawhiti 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.
Lead Advisor Change Te Pae Tawhiti
- Secondment/fixed-term role opportunity to 30 June 2025
- Wellington based
- Dynamic and supportive work culture
Join us in making a meaningful impact through strategic change management within MSD's significant transformation programme.
Te Pae Tawhiti – Our Future is about MSD's future role and how we can make a bigger and better difference for New Zealanders.
Te Pae Tawhiti Transformation Programme is a major undertaking, spanning several years and delivering significant benefits to over a million New Zealanders who access MSD support and services. This is a once in a generation opportunity to be involved in MSD's multi-year transformation journey.
Te āhua o te tūranga / about the role
In this crucial role, you'll offer experience and specialized advice in change management to ensure the effective implementation of our transformation goals. You'll lead in providing expert change support, managing advice to various workstreams, and collaborating closely with key partners such as Workforce, Communications, Engagement, and Learning teams.
Building and maintaining strong, supportive relationships across the programme and within MSD will be key to this role. Growing an understanding of the impacts to the organisation and its stakeholders will also be at the heart of your role, making your contribution vital to our strategic success. Your responsibilities will also include the careful monitoring and analysis of change strategies and their execution across people elements, technology, business processes, data, and analytics.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako / skills and experience
- A relevant tertiary qualification or substantial experience in change, preferably in the public sector.
- Experience in leading change management across diverse settings and a strong background in supporting or managing a portfolio of change in a complex environment.
- Exceptional relationship-building skills, able to engage confidently with senior management, stakeholders, and third-party service providers, to create lasting partnerships and advocating effectively for necessary changes even in high-pressure scenarios.
- Comprehensive knowledge and application of change management approaches, capable of supporting both waterfall and agile deliveries in large-scale transformation and change programmes.
- Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally, aligning transformation programme changes with broader Ministry objectives.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify opportunities and risks, make informed recommendations, and execute plans for continuous improvement in time-sensitive situations.
- Proven adaptability in prioritizing tasks within busy and complex environments, managing stakeholder relationships with a communicative and influential approach.
Join us in a role where your skills and experience will be recognised and valued and you will have the opportunity to be part of making a difference for New Zealanders. Apply now!
Effective from 1 December 2023
$120,870 - $150,416
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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Closing date: Sunday 19th November, 5 pm 2023
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.
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Social Development|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Attachment:||lead-advisor-change.docx (Word, 203KB)
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