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Deputy Chief Executive – Chief Executive Office, People, Capability & Culture

Maritime New Zealand
New Zealand
Full Time
On site, no remote
Applications close:
Posted 1 week ago

Maritime New Zealand Vision:  Preventing Harm. Saving Lives. Securing our Future.

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) exercises Kaitiakitanga over the maritime domain, supporting Aotearoa oceans and waterways to be safe, secure, clean, and sustainable. Through the organisational strategy Te Korowai o Kaitiakitanga (The Cloak of Stewardship), MNZ is on a multi-year journey to bring together aroha, work, and skills to ensure the organisation can operate more effectively as stewards of the maritime domain.

Close to 400 MNZ staff work to make life at sea and in ports safer, to protect the maritime environment from pollution and safeguard it for future generations, and to provide a search and rescue service across a vast marine area.

This new second tier role of Deputy Chief Executive - Chief Executive Office, People, Capability and Culture brings together a number of critical accountabilities and functions.

These include leadership of the CE’s office and support for MNZ’s Board. This DCE will lead MNZ’s Culture & Capability portfolio, including organisational and leadership development, industrial relations, recruitment, workforce planning and internal health and safety. This position also holds ongoing accountability for whiria te tāngata (weaving the cloak) of the Te Korowai o Kaitiakitanga programme. MNZ’s values are: Care | Kia Tika, Connect | Kotahitanga and Courage | Kia Māia.

To be effective in this critical new leadership role, you will require:

  • Ability to form a strong, trust-based relationship with MNZ’s Chief Executive and to operate constructively with executive colleagues
  • Experience in leading and developing culture and capability for an organisation
  • Capacity to develop, lead and align the efforts of this new Group
  • Superb communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strategic ability to support the Te Korowai o Kaitiakitanga programme
  • Expertise in organisational development, health and safety and related areas
  • Ability to synthesise complexity and articulate ideas in plain language
  • Commitment to and alignment with Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles.

Confidential enquiries and applications should be directed to Guy Brew and Fredwyn Kisona at Ichor Leadership Search by 5.00pm on Friday 9 June 2023. Contact us via email at [email protected] or telephone: +64 4 499 8230.

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