- Are you an individual that believes in growing the ability of people to achieve desired outcomes linking in people capability building with overall business and culture improvement?
- Do you have experience in achieving results through influencing and working with others to develop innovative ideas?
- Full time, permanent role in beautiful Whangārei.
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.
He angitūtanga | About the role
As the Improvement Manager, you will turn your talents to continuous improvement to lift efficiency and effectiveness of our Regional Operations team delivering conservation initiatives across the Northern North Island Region. A key focus of this role will be working to support bringing visibility of improvements required to support staff by way of development and growth to in turn deliver great conservation outcomes. It is very much an improvement role focused on aligning our people, culture, and business development to enable us to effectively deliver to a high level. We are looking for someone who can work with and influence others by working across the organisation, including improving the systems and processes currently used. As part of national network of improvement managers, the successful applicant will be able to be involved in national improvement work for the Regional Operations group.
This role calls for a pragmatic and solutions-focussed operator who can effectively influence and drive best practice business improvement within our unique operating environment where at times volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity are at play.
This is a key support role to the Director, Operations to identify, develop and implement opportunities to improve the delivery of conservation outcomes across the regions. You will bring strong leadership and people engagement skills that will enable you to work with a range of staff and teams. You will be a valuable member of the Northern North Island leadership team.
He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for
To be successful in this role, you will bring demonstrable experience and expertise in managing best practice business improvement, innovation, and quality assurance processes. Strong people engagement, consulting and coaching skills are essential. We need someone who is proactive by nature with the ability to ask the right questions and liaise with the right people to deliver results.
You will have highly developed critical thinking skills with the ability to drive systems and data analysis, identify critical risks and issues, and develop and implement fit-for-purpose solutions and recommendations that enable both strategic and tactical business improvement. Understanding the current climate and biodiversity crises, or a willingness to grow your knowledge in this space and be part of advancing conservation outcomes for the benefit of Aotearoa will round off your profile.
Mō mātou | About us
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options where applicable, including flexible hours and working-from-home
- DOC perks: Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites, visitor centre product discounts, outdoor apparel, and gear discounts (including Bivouac Outdoor, Macpac, Mountain Avenue)
- Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – our cultural capability development programme
Check these out in more detail via Why work at DOC?.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.
We expect to appoint someone in the salary range of $91,200 - $131,100, with the final salary dependant on the successful candidate's experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm Sunday, 29 January 2023
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries contact Lilly Witcomb, Senior Recruitment Advisor at email@example.com
Taupānga| Job Reference DOC/1682616
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
|Application close date:||29-Jan-2023|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Improvement Manager.pdf (PDF, 135KB)