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Policy Project Lead

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Our client is seeking a dedicated and experienced Workstream Lead for their Policy department. This role is an exciting opportunity to drive the development and delivery of key recommendations within a substantial change programme. The successful candidate will be instrumental in shaping the future of the organisation, with a focus on creating a positive and inclusive environment. This role offers the chance to work within a highly respected public sector agency, committed to protecting and preserving the lives, property, and environment of all New Zealanders. * Lead a significant change programme within a highly respected public sector agency. * Drive the development and delivery of key policy recommendations. * Create a positive and inclusive environment for all employees.

As the Workstream Lead for Policy, you will play a pivotal role in driving the development and timely delivery of our client's response to key recommendations. You will utilise your strong HR Policy knowledge, project management skills, and experience in change management to lead this substantial change programme. Your ability to develop robust relationships across all parts of the business will be crucial in ensuring that all initiatives meet the organisation's requirements. Your leadership will extend to managing specialist resources, coordinating across various projects, ensuring effective stakeholder engagement, managing vendor relationships, leading project planning, defining controls, monitoring progress, managing risks and issues.

  • Lead and drive the design and implementation of project outputs to achieve agreed recommendations within the Policy workstream.
  • Manage day-to-day delivery, including reporting, budget management, and governance arrangements.
  • Provide technical advice in line with organisational policies and guidelines to support deliverables.
  • Manage specialist resources to support this workstream.
  • Coordinate across the organisation to ensure project outputs are aligned with Business as Usual initiatives and other priority projects.
  • Ensure effective engagement and communication with stakeholders, including operational personnel, Executive Leadership Team members, and Union and Association representatives.
  • Manage vendor relationships as required.
  • Lead project planning, define controls, monitor progress, manage risks and issues, taking corrective measures as needed.

The ideal candidate for the Workstream Lead - Policy position brings a wealth of skills and qualifications. You have a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience under your belt. Your background includes formal project methodology as a project manager, with a preference for Prince2 or PMP qualifications. You have proven experience in HR Policy and Change/Implementation management, and you're adept at developing detailed project documentation. Your people management skills are top-notch, having led high performing teams in the past. You're also experienced in budget management and have a knack for quickly establishing and maintaining effective relationships.

Ready to make a significant impact? Apply now!

Robert Walters endeavours to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence within this timeframe please do not hesitate to contact Cassandra Amer on +64 4 471 9700

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Policy

Focus: Policy

Industry: Public Sector and Government

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Wellington

Job Reference: 1987580/001

Date posted: 10 July 2024

Consultant: Cassandra Amer

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