Team Lead Learning Advice and Design | Auckland

Posted on 19-Nov-2021
Application close date: 05-Dec-2021
Human Resources/Recruitment
Position type:
Job reference:
  • Are you passionate about learning design and enhancing organisational performance?
  • Do you have natural flair for leading, coaching and developing others?
  • Permanent full-time role offering national location flex/remote-based working


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.


Our Learning and Development team at Te Papa Atawhai (Department of Conservation) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced people leader to join in the role of Team Lead, Learning Advice and Design. This is an exciting time to join our wider Organisational Development group as we embed our centralised learning function, and delivery on a broad range of critical initiatives and projects.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As Team Lead Learning Advice and Design, you will lead a team of learning and designers, developers, and advisors. You and your team will be responsible for delivering strategic capability development advice, assessment of learning needs, and design and delivery of a wide range of learning solutions, resources, and tools. Our work supports organisational performance across the DOC eco-system. 

Strong people management and coaching skills are critical to success in this role. You'll be stepping into a high-trust and inclusive team culture of remote-based specialists based across the motu. As well as fostering and enhancing our great team culture, the role calls for strong workflow and resource management, to enable and ensure the delivery of an ambitious work programme of L&D projects and initiatives.

You'll bring a deep understanding of what ‘great' looks like in a modern learning world, providing quality assurance and ensuring learning resources coming out of the team meet our modern learning and best-practice standards.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for:

If you align with our kaupapa vision: Papatūānuku Thrives, and if you can meet the following requirements then we want to hear from you:

  • Capability and credibility in people management – with successful experience in leading, coaching and development others
  • A highly skilled L&D or project delivery practitioner, ideally with strong knowledge of learning advice and design practices including learning needs analysis and e-learning design
  • Strong consultation skills – able to provide strategic capability development advice to senior leaders
  • Strong work management and systems delivery capability
  • Strong critical thinking skills – with the ability to develop innovation solutions to complex problems

An understanding of mātauranga Māori and te Ao Māori is important: at DOC we seek to bring te Ao Māori into all our work and are committed to growing our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views and values in everything that we do.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?

We offer a fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. You would be joining a passionate workforce in a role that contributes to strategic and meaningful mahi. This is a leadership role where you will be working closely with Managers to provide strategic capability development advice, design and deliver impactful learning and development solutions across the employee lifecycle.

We make flexibility work and offer a range of options depending on the needs of the role and its work context. DOC is committed to building a workplace where our differences are recognised, respected and embraced. Our organisation's success is dependent on our people feeling valued for their differences, empowered to contribute, and respected for what they bring to their role.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

To apply, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) that describes your motivation and that highlights your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities in line with the above requirements.

Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday 5 December 2021.

The salary range starts from $94,868 up to $128,351 based on demonstrable skills and experience.

If you have any queries you can contact hiring manager Nicky Vella via Please note applications will not be accepted by email.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


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