25 Sep 2020

Full-Time Policy and Practice Manager – Homelessness

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana RecruitmentAnywhere

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Job Description

Policy and Practice Manager – Homelessness

A few years of practical experience with a provider in the NZ community, and looking for a national role as a next step in your career?


  • Experience working in a housing, homelessness or related service?
  • Small, effective and highly innovative NGO.
  • Newly created position.

The role can be based anywhere in NZ with robust internet service and direct air links to Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Travel will likely be required occasionally between the cities and to other community and social housing sites around New Zealand in support of the sector’s communications and stakeholder initiatives.

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is a peak body for New Zealand’s community housing sector. Advocating on the sector’s behalf to Government and others, the organisation builds the reputation of the sector by showcasing its achievements and reinforcing its business and community models. Successfully delivering a responsive housing system, increasing supply of adequate homes and working with quality providers have all attributed to the delivery of better resident and community outcomes CHA is a member driven organisation and is governed by an elected Council representing member providers, with over 110 member organisations including Iwi, Māori and Pasifika  organisations.  CHA works collaboratively with Te Matapihi he Tirohanga mō te Iwi Trust (Te Matapihi) the peak body for Māori housing providers to form an innovative, sustainable and people focused result for the long term.

Accountable for identifying and understanding effective practice, the Policy and Practice Manager – Homelessness , will navigate a principles based approach, to support people and their whānau to access permanent housing and to ‘live well’ in communities.  Providing support to the sector, the Manager will work within the sector to provide tools and resources that enable the sector to grow and develop.  Key to the position is the capability to build an effective practice with a set of quality frameworks, which has key focus on supporting the implementation of a tailored structure that is responsive to the needs of Māori.

To enable the delivery of key homeless support services, prior experience within the sector and ability to translate complex sector material into capacity building content that will resonate with multiple audiences is critical. Maintaining a broad and deep understanding of the key issues influencing the community housing sector and homeless service providers, you will promote collaboration to ensure housing and support services are adapting, connected, and effective.

Skills, experience and knowledge required will include:

  • Previous experience working in a housing, homelessness or related service.
  • Prior experience working in bi-cultural frameworks.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the housing sector today.
  • Skilled in writing policy and practice guidelines and experienced in report writing for a range of different audiences using dynamic ways of conveying messages.
  • Demonstrated skills working co-operatively with others to solve problems and complete tasks.
  • Experience in development and implementation of practice or quality frameworks.
  • Strong computer literacy including good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and cloud-based computing.

A degree level qualification in relevant field or equivalent on the job, ‘lived’ experience is required for this position.

Developing toolkits, guidelines and resources to facilitate access to information and consistent quality practice, the position is responsible for effective internal and external stakeholder management, as well as management of information and updates for various communication mediums.  Providing information and advice on evidence-based approaches that yield quality housing and service outcomes, this position will build the capacity of the sector by information exchange, sharing good practice and developing learning opportunities.  As such your personal mana, humility and cultural competency will be well placed, sustained and nurtured.

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence call or email please contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications close Monday 19th of October 2020 at 5.00pm. 

How to Apply

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence call or email please contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz Applications close Monday 19th of October 2020 at 5.00pm. 

Job Categories: Audit and Risk Compliance, Leadership/Management, Policy and Strategy, Quality control/Health and Safety, Reporting Analyst, and Social Housing. Job Types: Full-Time.

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