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Gender Pay and Pay Equity Taskforce Manager

State Services Commission
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What the opportunity is:

This is a unique opportunity for a talented senior leader to lead a significant work programme to deliver key priorities for the Government.

The Taskforce Manager is a key role leading the development and implementation of the public service gender pay action plan, and the management of pay equity claims across the public sector. You will be leading a cross agency team of senior advisors and specialists committed to bringing equality to the public sector.

We're looking for a credible leader to lead a complex programme of cross system work, delivering sustainable change across the public sector and influencing change beyond. The role will involve stakeholder management and working with Ministers, agency and union leaders, and broader stakeholders with a keen interest in these programmes of work.

Intersections with the ER and Diversity and Inclusion work streams will need to be carefully managed to ensure the success of all initiatives.

As Taskforce Manager you will be a key member of the Workforce and Employment Relations and broader SSC management team. You will also have a direct relationship with Ministry for Women senior leaders.

Reports to:

Manager, Workforce and Employment Relations

Why this opportunity has become available:

Creation of a new role to lead this work

What must the applicant have to be successful in this opportunity?

  • A deep interest and experience in the area of equal pay and related fields
  • Experience working across and influencing a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties in delivering change
  • Employment relations knowledge and experience
  • Successful team leadership
  • Experience leading significant cross sector or system change


Benefits, skills and capabilities relevant:

  • Cross agency taskforce
  • Programme leadership and delivery
  • Enhancing system performance


Questions about the position can be emailed to Marilyn Rimmer, Acting Deputy Commissioner at

Applications close at 11.00am on Thursday 27th September 2018.

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