Deputy Chief Executive, Transformation & Transition - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Reference Number: 7053aa

Location: Location flexible

  • New Key Executive Leadership Role

Nau mai, haere atu ēnei kupu whakamihi, whakatau hoki i te ara whakakotahi i ngā kaupapa whai pūkenga mō Aotearoa whānui tonu. Ahakoa ngā whakamātautau nui o te wā, kei te kōkiri whakamua. Nā reira ka hura i uta kia tere mai te tai o whakaaro ki te manawa o te kaupapa hou nei. Kua kīia ai māna te Māori e hiki, māna ngā iwi e hāpai ki ōna taumata anō hei oranga mō rātou, hei painga mō tātou, mō Aotearoa. Tēnei te ako, tēnei te tauira, tēnei te ara, tēnei te ahu, ka whakairihia ki te pae o whiti, maranga mai, he ora!

The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational education.  Its key functions include; improving outcomes for Māori and Māori communities in collaboration with Māori and iwi partners and stakeholders; improving the consistency of vocational education and training; meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities; ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

This is a senior role, reporting directly to the CEO with a particular focus on supporting change programmes required in moving to a broader NZIST model, facilitating a collaborative approach to strategy and planning for the transformation and transition, and co-ordinating the implementation of the transition strategy, and supporting the development and delivery of the investment plan.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Leading implementation of the integration change programmes across each region, ensuring appropriate engagement and consultation with the right people / stakeholders at the right time.
  • Supporting and co-ordinating the implementation of strategies that ensure subsidiary organisations operate in a financial sustainable manner and that budgeted targets are met and that OFP parameters are adhered to by all subsidiaries.
  • Ensuring co-ordination and collaborative participation of ITOs and subsidiaries, understanding regional needs, providing input, ensuring involvement of stakeholders in the regions, and supporting implementation of transition strategies to achieve successful NZIST outcomes.
  • Co-ordinating & supporting regional and sector relationships and partnerships and ensuring accurate NZIST messaging to stakeholders in the region.
  • Supporting the successful integration of the ITPs into NZIST as a unified, sustainable, public network of regionally accessible work-based and off-the-job vocational learning and training across New Zealand.
  • This team will support the workstreams underway until the work is completed or the work is integrated into the NZIST structure as roles are placed. This includes supporting the programme management for these.
  • Establish and deliver a Programme Management Office capability to support and coordinate the transition and change initiatives being led by the Executive team.
  • Maintain a connection and accountability with the broader RoVE initiative

Candidates of interest will have an advanced level tertiary qualification and possess significant experience supporting or leading large-scale organisational transformation and experience at a senior level in a large complex multi-site organisation.  Senior experience within tertiary and vocational education settings is desirable though not essential. As a future focussed thought leader, you will also have a demonstrated record of empowering leadership, effective and highly developed strategic management skills coupled with exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage across multiple stakeholder groups including Ministerial and Government.

This role represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for a new organisation at the forefront of ensuring the growth, direction and future success of vocational education in Aotearoa.

NZIST is open to a distributed leadership model, so please specify your preferred location of work in your cover letter.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 31st May 2020.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Mike Stenhouse on +64 27 442 8348.


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