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Chief Executive Officer

Advertiser: Birthright New ZealandMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
16 May 2019
Wellington, Wellington Central
Work Type
Part Time
CEO & General Management, CEO

Chief Executive Officer

Part Time (circa 20-30 hours per week)

  • Are you seeking a national leadership role where you have the ability to make a real difference?

Birthright New Zealand is a charitable trust with a national office and 11 affiliated organisations throughout New Zealand. Birthright has a strong history spanning 64 years of operating in New Zealand. 

Birthright offers a range of holistic support to children and parents/caregivers that puts family/whānau at the centre of what we do. We specialise in working with families led by one person.  We believe that all children have the right to a happy, secure and loving home environment, to be able to access the help they need in times of crisis and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We believe this is every child's 'BirthRight'.

Our role is relevant now more than ever.  It’s an exciting time in the wider social sector where you will have the opportunity to really make a difference. The growing rate of poverty and homelessness in New Zealand, Welfare Reform, and a growing statistic of the prevalence of single parent led families. We make a difference in the lives of single parent led families and you could be the person leading the difference!

We are looking for an experienced senior level leader to lead Birthright forward.

You will be a true strategic operator and collaborator, with experience of the social sector.  Accountable to the Birthright New Zealand Trust Board, the Chief Executive Officer will be accountable for ensuring the objectives of Birthright’s strategic plan are met, and the compliance with all legal obligations.

You will be responsible for leading:

Affiliate Support and Information Sharing – Our affiliates deliver a wide variety of social services and the national office plays a key role in providing support, coordination and thought leadership to affiliates.

Fundraising –Funding is a significant challenge and you will be responsible for building the case for sources of funding and putting in place plans for actively pursuing fundraising for the overall benefit of the organisation.

Advocacy – The national office takes a leadership role in advocating on behalf of families led by one person.  We write submissions, lead projects and raise awareness with government on the significant issues facing families led by one person. Building relationships with the wider sector is critical.

Future positioning-The needs of children in families led by one person are increasing. The CEO will lead Birthright NZ in actively researching and co-designing new and alternative models for service delivery to extend the range and reach of services provided by Birthright.

In order to be successful in this role you will;

  • Be comfortable with navigating your way through matters of political interest
  • Continue to grow the Birthright brand, purpose and future.
  • Have extensive experience in an advocacy capacity
  • Naturally work in collaboration with like-minded agencies in order to deliver outcomes
  • Be experienced with growing brand awareness and agency profile
  • A strong background in fundraising and revenue generation.
  • Promote Birthright as the trusted voice and advocate for the voices of single parent led families at a government level.

If you are an engaging and dynamic leader, with a strong strategic vision, future focused with experience leading and managing a nationally spread, diverse and passionate workforce then we want to hear from you.

For an information pack including the current job description please contact    

Applications close Sunday 26 May 2019.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years of business management experience do you have?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • How many hours are you available to work per week?

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