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Taituarā re advertising for a Manager, Workforce Leadership

About the job

  • Oversee leadership and career development for all tiers of local government
  • A role of national influence in a really important sector of New Zealand
  • Based in Wellington CBD

Taituarā is the national membership organisation for local government professionals, whose purpose is to promote and support professional excellence in local government. In te reo Māori, Taituarā means backbone and metaphorically describes unseen, unconditional support and strength. It implies courage, resilience, and empowerment.

Reporting to the General Manager, Sector Performance, the Manager, Workforce Leadership provides advice and intellectual leadership to the Taituarā Workforce and Leadership work. This includes oversight of the development and implementation of the Taituarā LG Leadership Pathways, promotion of the Taituarā Code of Ethics and contributing to the development of new areas of work such as partnership and workforce culture.

You’ll also work closely with the Workforce Committee, made up of sector experts, to develop Taituarā’s understanding of current and future workforce capacity matters and help develop strategies to ensure a fit for purpose future workforce.

The local government sector is facing unprecedented change, and this role represents the opportunity to be at the forefront of developing capability across local government, ensuring that they are ready for the future, while delivering what our communities need today.

Person Profile:

  • Proven experience as a human resources and organisational development professional
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing leadership and professional development programmes, using principles of adult learning theory
  • Strong planning, project management and organisational skills
  • A track record of success in building and maintaining exceptional stakeholder relationships
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Future orientated and strategic, but able to pay attention to the detail
  • Knowledge or experience of New Zealand local government is desirable

Taituarā is dedicated to a journey of developing its confidence and capability in tikanga Māori as part of its commitment to Māori under Te Tiriti, and they are actively building a te ao Māori perspective and capability into their day-to-day work and practices. As such, a strong cultural awareness will be valued and an understanding of tikanga and Te Reo Māori will be advantageous.

To find out more about Taituarā and their leadership development programmes, please visit http://www.taituara.org.nz.

Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 7 December 2022

Applications to: Kirsty McLaren via mclaren.co.nz

Position description: Available to view at mclaren.co.nz

P: 04 499 1069

W: www.mclaren.co.nz

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