Director Delivery / Hautū Whakatutuki

Wellington based

Come help treasure and grow our rohe together

Our rohe and its lands, waterways, animals, plants and people can only grow stronger if they are nurtured. 

To join our team is to step up and commit to playing an active part in this important mahi. That means restoring nature, connecting people and places, reducing environmental impacts and helping this rohe and its people prosper. 

We are part of a collective movement alongside mana whenua and community members whose hopes for the future of this region are just as high as your own. 

Our efforts across environmental management, public transport, flood protection, regional parks and water supply are interconnected and integral to treasuring our rohe and growing our future. 

This leadership role sits in the newly formed Environment Group. The group is accountable for the delivery of critical functions that will only continue to grow in significance, responsible for overall environmental management (protection and enhancement of biodiversity, water, land, air quality and protecting our communities from floods). This will be achieved through genuine partnership with mana whenua/Māori communities who hold kaitiakitanga across the region.

While having a key role in the organisation’s change programme, your core responsibility as Director is playing a substantial leadership and contributory role, assisting the Group Manager and your peers in the newly formed management team, as they implement and drive the vision, strategy and outcomes for the Environment Group.

With the ability to translate strategy into day-to-day delivery without losing a focus on the long term and whole of region goals, the Director Delivery, is responsible for designing and implementing evidence-based, innovative and practical delivery solutions across the region and overseeing the efficient and effective management of Delivery’s significant people, financial and physical resources, so that resources are allocated for maximum impact.

Priorities for this role include:

  • Leading and managing the integrated delivery of a wide range of services, initiatives, and projects to deliver on strategy, business plans and catchment plans. This includes the delivery of programmes in partnership with mana whenua, kaitiaki, the community, non- government and government organisations.
  • Building and maintaining a flexible and adaptive delivery culture where leaders and teams tackle new and emerging demands and issues with a range of tools including new ways of working, business capability shifts, business process improvements, evidence-based service design, and partnerships for joint delivery and revenue generation.
  • Managing the effective implementation of evidence-based and tactical delivery solutions for a dynamic and complex environment that is subject to a high level of scrutiny.
  • Lifting capability across Delivery in te reo Māori, tikanga, te ao Māori and understanding of te Tiriti o Waitangi, and ensuring that mana whenua partnerships and relationships with kaitiaki are developed and maintained across each programme of work, and are actively reflected in planning and implementation.

Applicants will demonstrate:

  • Strong experience as a people leader, with an organisational perspective and approach, collaborating internally to achieve the desired culture, making sound “business” decisions, and taking ownership of leading, managing and influencing people. You will promote organisation-wide interests and be comfortable managing change.
  • Proven ability to provide inspiring and courageous leadership in organisations undergoing significant, continuous and effective change through bringing together a collaborative and capable leadership team that delivers on this change through high performing operational teams across multiple disciplines.
  • Understanding of the range of disciplines and level of competence required to deliver business capabilities now and, in the future, and the range of strategies available to develop or acquire these. This will lead to collaborative development of plans and allocation of resources to ensure maximum impact for programmes and initiatives.
  • Ability to engage, plan and work with multiple stakeholders, sometimes with conflicting priorities, to determine their needs, contributions, and priorities.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the workings and functions of local government or similar complex organisations, including understanding of current and future business drivers, statutory requirements, political environments, council practises and constraints and policy considerations.
  • A track record in the achievement of results; business improvements, performance/capability lifts, cost savings, revenue generation and management of a significant budget.
  • Experience in working closely with mana whenua on their priorities, outcomes and aspirations, while collaborating through partnering, joint planning and decision-making, and supporting mana whenua to deliver.
  • Experience in integrating te reo me ona tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori, te ao Māori perspectives and mana whenua rangatiratanga into environmental protection and restoration work programmes and ways of working.

Here is your chance to make a real and significant difference, organisationally, environmentally and for the enormously diverse range of representative communities.

Greater Wellington values diversity and is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds and welcome the unique talent and experience you will bring to our team.

This search process is being managed by SWR Group on Greater Wellingtons behalf. To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to quoting reference no 3505275. Alternatively, to find out more contact Tony Walsh on 029 271 1101 or Graeme Sandri on 029 248 8502.

Applications close 18th November 2022.



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