Job Vacancy: Ministry of Housing and Urban Development - Kaiaki - Wellington


About HUD

Our purpose is to create "thriving communities where everyone has a place to call home" - "he kainga ora, he hapori ora".

Our focus isn't just on housing, but on communities. We're taking a fresh approach to our partnerships across regions and communities. We'll work as one team with iwi, public, private and community organisations to bring about real change across the housing and urban landscape. We will work alongside others to address New Zealanders' needs now, and build sustainable, future-focused communities.

About the role: 

This cross-cutting senior leadership role is responsible for bringing people together, contributing to and facilitating discussions across our organisation as we address complex issues and decisions. Reporting to a Deputy Chief Executive, you will be responsible for delivering on some of HUD's key programme priorities. In working in collaboration with the wider Senior Leadership team, and People Leaders, you'll ensure key deliverables are achieved.

HUD's Kaiaki roles represent a new and innovative approach to our structure. The successful candidates will be willing and able to constructively and thought-provokingly challenge the status quo.  You will thrive on ambiguity and relish the chance to inspire and lead others through uncertainty. We are looking for leaders who are proven in senior management roles in the state sector, who also offer:

  • demonstrated experience leading successful cross sector projects or programmes at a senior level of influenceA truly collaborative  style, whether it be with executive teams, operational teams or external stakeholders

  • relevant programme or policy area knowledge  expertise in the machinery of government including policy processes, and the well-honed political acumen to go with it

  • The proven ability to  motivate and inspire others to deliver without direct reporting relationships

  • a high level of comfort  working with ambiguity, using creativity and innovation to solve problems

How to apply:

To discuss this role confidentially please contact Jo Attewell at

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Applications close on Thursday 4th April 2019. 

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