Relationship/Engagement Manager – Wellington

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Type: 12 months fixed term
Hours: Full-time
Location: Wellington

About the role:

Working within our Wellbeing team, you will be responsible for engaging with the mental health and support sector across New Zealand.  You will develop relationships with counselling and support providers that will go on to provide ‘packages of care’ or support to survivors and their whanau who will be engaging with the Royal Commissions work.  

You will have the opportunity to be part of a small cohesive team that share similar goals and values. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a national engagement plan
  • Develop critical relationships with the counselling and support sector across New Zealand to inform them of the work of the Royal Commission and co-design models of care and support for survivors and their whanau.
  • Work with a number of stakeholders including the Survivor Advisory Group Experts, the sector, Royal Commission staff and survivors complete this work.

About You:

Ideally you have knowledge and/or existing networks within the mental health and counselling sector in New Zealand and be familiar with the current issues facing the sector. With a proven history of and knowledge working with a number of different community groups, you will strive in this environment. A big part of the role will include contract work and ideally have experience with procurement processes.

Of huge important to us, is that you have an understanding of Maori and Pacifika views of wellbeing. 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care was established in February 2018. Over the next four years, the Inquiry will investigate the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of State and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Royal Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Māori Partnership team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website>>

Applications close: 16th September 2019

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