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Programme Manager - Housing

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Project managers
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Programme Manager - Housing


  • Lead key Housing projects and programmes that make a positive difference for New Zealanders
  • Provide high quality advice in a varied, challenging and highly rewarding role
  • Permanent role, Wellington based


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector.  We help the Government to set priorities across the sector, co-ordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders.   


In our work, we make a real and positive difference for communities, through the services we invest in and the support we give.


The Programme Manager is responsible for leading and managing Housing, Client Service Delivery programmes / projects and is accountable for the successful delivery of new capabilities. In this newly created role, you will initiate and deliver a range of projects / programmes that have been allocated to the project delivery group based on Housing and MSD priorities. The Programme Manager may be responsible for managing multiple projects and / or programmes in parallel.


To be successful in this role, you will need:


  • Demonstrated use of recognised project and programme methodology and tools or extensive experience in business project/change management role
  • Understand the key strategic issues facing the Ministry and Government in regard to public housing
  • Lead and support work programmes on a broad range of issues to deliver government housing initiatives
  • Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to provide robust recommendations
  • Extensive experience in management of complex work programmes and leading teams preferably in the public sector
  • Proven experience of managing complex relationships, both internally and externally, with the ability to establish credibility at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing


If you are keen to be involved and work in a high-profile arena, we would like to hear from you.


How to apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application form and submit your CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for this role.


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Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday 27th August 2019

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