Thursday, April 18, 2013

National Children's Director

Wow, here is a very important development and a very influential job, do you know anyone who could fill this position and be a passionate advocate for children? Read the detail below to find out all about the job and how you can apply!
National Children's Director
Ministry of Social Development  
Wellington, Full time
Closing Date: 28/04/2013  5:00pm    

  • Children's Action Plan
  • Working together, sharing the responsibility
  • Significant leadership opportunity

This is your opportunity to lead the most significant advancement in child protection in New Zealand's history. We require a National Children's Director to lead the successful delivery of the Children's Action Plan. The Children's Action Plan is the framework for the programme of change that will shine a light on abuse, neglect and harm by identifying our most vulnerable children and targeting services to them to ensure they get the protection and support they need.
The National Children's Director requires a level of personal influence and leadership to drive this very significant programme of work in a complex and high profile environment.

The National Children's Director will be accountable to the Vulnerable Children's Board, and have responsibility for:
  • leading the provision of advice to the Vulnerable Children's Board in relation to the White Paper reforms and Children's Action Plan
  • providing strategic planning and management expertise to the Board in relation to the implementation of the early service response system
  • providing national senior leadership to Regional Children's Directors and local Children's Teams to deliver a coordinated and consistent approach nationwide
  • fostering and leading a joined up approach to the Children's Action Plan across social sector agencies
  • leading the Children's Action Plan and ensuring delivery across multiple work streams

You will be a passionate leader with substantial senior leadership experience in managing stakeholders, resources and risks at a national level. You will have gained superior political nous through significant experience in a senior management position in the public sector or a community organisation.
To apply, click the Apply Now button and upload your resume, covering letter and complete the online application form.  

Enquiries only can be directed to Matt Brown on 04 916 3436 or email
Applications close Sunday 28 April 2013 at 5:00pm

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