Regional Relationship Manager - Taranaki or Whanganui Region
About us The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent. We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities. As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations. Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are. Regional Relationship Manager - Taranaki or Whanganui Region • Exciting opportunity to engage and support communities • Partnering with Kaupapa Māori, Iwi and Pacific People • Can be based in New Plymouth or Whanganui We are seeking an energetic Relationship Manager with a can-do attitude that is passionate about working amongst our community and social service providers to join our Social Service Contracting team. This role will be reporting to the National Relationship Manager and will be located in either of the above regions. You will be responsible for coordinating, engaging and managing key partnerships and relationships for the Contracting Services and Management team and key stakeholders such as Non-Government Community organisations, Kaupapa Māori and Iwi providers, Pacific organisations and other key social sector service providers that are funded by the Ministry of Social Development. This is a fast-paced position in an achievement focused workplace. We are looking for a person to lead relationships with a portfolio of social service providers in a way that is consistent with the Ministry’s strategic direction, and that contributes to helping New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent. Functions within this role include: • Develop, implement and execute a regional strategic partnership and relationship management plan for Service and Contract Management team with a Sector Commissioning view • Building key relationships and networks while influencing partnering agreements with key agencies and providers in collaboration with the sector • Enhancing provider and community capacity and capability to work towards their aspirations, by responding to priority needs and improving outcomes of Social Sector Commissioning • Strategically influencing and managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders for the betterment of communities and whanau • Identifying and influencing enhancements to services and enabling the Ministry and stakeholders to work within the Social Sector Commissioning principles Skills and experience To be successful in this position you will be a talented communicator with a proven track record of cultivating strong relationships as well as being passionate in influencing effective outcomes for Social Services within the community. A significant part of your role will be building long-term relationships with key government and non-government stakeholders as well as internal Ministry staff. This means our ideal candidate needs to be an effective communicator who has extensive experience in engaging with our various stakeholders. You will be comfortable operating at a senior level and be an excellent relationship manager with a collaborative work ethic and values that align to MSD’s goals. An understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues and concerns, in particular, knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples’ culture is also vital. A strong understanding of relationship and partnership management principles and how they are applied in a practical setting within the community is important as well as a commitment to developing long-term relationships. Additionally, a tertiary qualification in a relevant field of social service provision, relationship management or contract management is also an advantage. There will be a requirement for the successful applicant to travel. How to Apply To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at XXXX@msd.govt.nz. Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate. Applications close Wednesday, 23 June 2021. Social service contracting at MSD We partner for greater impact. The Ministry of Social Development’s purpose is to help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent. We work closely with over 2,000 social sector organisations to have a greater impact for communities across Aotearoa. Procuring and contracting social services through NGOs, community organisations and other social service providers is one of the key ways MSD supports individuals, families and communities who need help. We work in partnership with social service providers in the spirit of Kotahitanga, recognising that procurement and contracting can make a vital contribution to the wellbeing of New Zealanders. This is an important mechanism for driving real change and promoting accountability, transparency, inclusivity and sustainability within the Social Sector Commissioning principles. MSD’s contracting function includes procurement, contract management, contract administration, relationship management, reporting, planning and service guidelines. This provides valuable opportunities to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, such as MSD’s regional teams, other government agencies, and providers across New Zealand delivering life-changing services for Māori, Pacific, youth, people with disabilities and other communities. Anyone interested in belonging to an inclusive and collaborative team, which cares about the wellbeing of New Zealanders and strives to make a difference for communities, will be a valuable addition to our social service contracting team at MSD. Join us MSD is a high-performing government agency with a focus on helping New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent. That means helping New Zealanders to get the support they require to participate positively in society and reach their potential. A number of roles have opened up in our new social service contracting team. If you’re interested in doing work that makes a real difference for New Zealanders, check out our opportunities. Position Description https://www.msd.govt.nz/hr/documents/position-descriptions/dce-maori-communities-and-partnerships/service-and-contracts-management/regional-relationship-manager-scm-nov-2020.docx Joining us Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.
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