19 Feb 2020

Full-Time Manager – Regional Relationships

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Ministry for the Environment

Job Description

Manager – Regional Relationships

  • A strong understanding of Te Ao Māori, regional and local government.
  • Previous experience working with Treaty partners across the rohe.
  • The ability to take others on a journey with you.

Proven experience developing engagement strategies for organisations operating in a regional context?

The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) our purpose, as an organisation, is to make New Zealand the most liveable place in the world for our children, their children and their mokopuna.  ‘Liveable’ in an MfE context, puts New Zealanders at the heart of our work, recognising a thriving environment underpins economic prosperity.

Our people are from diverse backgrounds and work in flexible ways but are all committed to our responsibility as primary advisors to the Government on the environment. Tackling the hottest issues that impact on the environment, supporting New Zealand’s prosperity – economic, social and cultural, without compromising our environment for future generations.

The Ministry’s goal to make Aotearoa New Zealand the most liveable place in the world is a considerable responsibility and one we take seriously.

This key leadership position leads, mentors and supports a team of specialist relationship managers which support and drive regional strategy.  Providing strategic leadership in how the organisation engages and builds its connections within regions across New Zealand in particular, establishing long-term engagement with Māori and local Government.  We acknowledge the learnings held within mātauranga Maori can help us find the right solutions for Aotearoa NZ and we are committed to ensuring mātauranga Māori informs and guides our work.

Championing regional voices and driving the integration of regional thinking and perspectives into the organisational core, you will nurture and grow relationships with Treaty partners, local authorities, and regional and community groups.  Significant is your ability to strengthen understanding and increase visibility at a regional level, increasing alignment to key government agencies, driving the integration of regional thinking and perspectives into the business core.

Developing and delivering an overarching regional strategy, ensuring incorporation of regional insights into policy and partnership development, you will plan and execute initiatives that improve understanding and exposure of regional priorities, challenges and needs within the organisation.

Highly cognisant of the importance of investing in the right systems, processes and capability to get results, you will thrive in a complex and agile environment, fostering a collaborative and joined up way of working across your team.  Assigning resources to meet the operational work plan, you are going to be building a foundation for high performance through planning and maintaining work systems and processes.  Coaching, motivating and inspiring your reports to achieve results by fostering high standards in the quality of outputs, setting clear expectations and holding people accountable you will be seen as an inspirational leader amongst your peers.

A highly capable and transformative leader you are able to read your team effectively and adapt your leadership style. Continuously monitoring and managing performance, you will create and manage development plans, conduct regular one on ones and performance reviews.  You will be hands on within the team whilst remaining strategic organisationally.

Critical skills, knowledge and competencies for application are to include:

  • More than 8 years’ experience evidenced within an engagement and relationship managerial position.
  • A demonstrated understanding of Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori.
  • An understanding of the machinery of local and national government and the workings of multi stakeholder partnerships
  • Previous experience working with Treaty partners.
  • Accomplished in developing creative and resourceful solutions to meet business needs.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for continual improvement, developing recommendations and implementing change to process.
  • Proven experience developing engagement strategies for organisations operating in a regional context.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully working and engaging with community, and public interest groups.
  • The demonstrated ability as a people influencer.
  • Ability to effectively lead, motivate, develop and coach others towards the achievement of goals.
  • The demonstrated experience in the leadership of strategic relationships and partnerships.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and decision-making skill
  • Proven financial management and knowledge of planning and budget.

Your passion will be worn of your sleeve, you’re known for getting the best out of people and building high-performing teams.   Intellectually sharp, and highly capable, your natural ability to influence and manoeuvre through complex political situations effectively.  Sensitive to how people and organisational function currently works, you will have the skills and Mana to support, encourage and enable change.  Experience working on information sharing related projects within a government context, applying theoretical, evidence-based knowledge to both planning and practices aimed at reducing risk will all be second nature for you.

Join a values driven and forward-thinking organisation which will enable you to make legacy outcomes to change the way in which this organisation works for decades to come.  This progressive and values-based organisation is one that supports, trains and mentors you and actively invests in your growth and development.

To apply or have a confidential conversation about this newly created position in more detail, call or email Heather Walker now on (09) 632 1108 or heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications Close: Wednesday 4th March 2020 at 5.00pm

Mana Recruitment

How to Apply

To apply or have a confidential conversation about this newly created position in more detail, call or email Heather Walker now on (09) 632 1108 or heather@manarecruitment.co.nz Applications Close: Wednesday 4th March 2020 at 5.00pm

Job Categories: Environment, Government / Local Government, and Leadership/Management. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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