Senior Advisor Operational Support – Oranga Tamariki, Wellington

logo Oranga Tamariki 2018Our belief is, with the right environment and the right people surrounding and nurturing our tamariki and rangatahi, we will be able to support our children and young people to reach their best potential.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Advisor to join our Services for Children and Families team based at National Office, Wellington. There is flexibility to consider working from other locations around the country for the right candidate.

This role will provide advice to our operational Senior Leaders across a range of areas of service delivery with a strong front line focus. This includes working on specific projects impacting the front line, issue management and implementing change.

In this role, you could also be involved in independent analysis of casework, reviewing and advising on service delivery performance of Social Work services to tamariki and their whānau.

Key attributes to be successful in this role include the following:

  • Providing high quality advice to help make informed decisions by Senior Operational Managers
  • The ability to identify trends and recommend initiatives and improvements to processes and systems that enable senior operational staff across the region to deliver high quality services to Tamariki and whānau
  • The ability to build key strategic relationship with our partners across our service lines and groups within Oranga Tamariki to ensure the voice of our front line is championed and understood
  • A flexible, pragmatic and solutions-focussed approach that is highly responsive

To be considered for this role, you will need to be a dynamic, agile and fast-paced senior performer who has a well-developed experience in front line delivery and the ability to build strong strategic relationships. Having the ability to influence and motivate transformative change within a complex environment will be the key to your success.

In return we provide a challenging, fascinating and rewarding career with flexible working opportunities in a committed team environment where we thrive to make a difference. We offer a competitive salary as well as generous benefits such as access to a health plan and banking packages.

How to apply?

If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee, please apply through your myHR portal. All external applicants including Ministry of Social Development employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our application tracking system.

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Please note all application must be made online.

If you have any other further questions regarding this role, please contact Andrew Louis at

Application closes Sunday, 5 July 2020.

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