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Site Manager - Nelson

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Community Services
Nelson - Marlborough - Nelson
Nelson - Marlborough
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Site Manager - Nelson


  • Lead and inspire a passionate team!
  • Bring your exceptional people management skills to a high performing team
  •  Help shape and influence how we deliver our key services



Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children, is in the community every day seeking to make a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and their whanau. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for getting things right for Tamariki to join our team as the Site Manager at a site based in the Nelson area.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to lead a team that demonstrates our vision and commitment to ensuring our children and young people get the care, services and supports they need to thrive. You will get the opportunity to join a leadership team that is united around the vision of achieving transformational change to get the best for our vulnerable children and young people.  


We are looking for a results orientated leader who inspires and is able to strongly communicate the Oranga Tamariki vision and purpose.  You'll leverage off this to quickly establish solid working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, building on interagency and wider community engagement.


Internally, your astute business acumen will allow you to effectively manage your financial and human resources. Your strong people management experience will be of benefit as you provide clear direction to your team leading them in a climate of change. On a day to day basis you will work to identify and effectively mitigate risk.   


Behind the scenes, you'll have your finger on the pulse as you work to monitor and maximise performance, while ensuring our work is compliant, within budget, of high quality, and current with changes in social work and business practices.


To be successful you will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • a commitment  to getting things right for the children and young people in your community
  • proven experience in successfully leading and managing service delivery operations within social work services context or comparable organisation
  • strengths-based leadership, with the ability to collaborate with others across the spectrum of the Ministry's functions to achieve mutually agreed goals
  • strong expertise in business planning, financial management, resource allocation and performance monitoring processes
  • excellent computer, verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • a relevant tertiary qualification
  • a current full 'clean' driver's licence
  • proven successful experience in leadership with interagency partners and the wider community sector


How to apply:


  • Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as ‘internal'


  • External Candidates including MSD employees- Only applications received directly through our MSD careers page at will be accepted.


It is expected that all candidates include a current cover letter and CV as part of the online application.


For any further discussion about the role contact Kaye McDonald at


Applications close:  Monday 23rd April 2018

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