Vacancy: City Missioner, Wellington City Mission (Closes 11 February 2018)

Strategic and operational role
Demonstrate innovation and collaboration
Based in Newtown

The Wellington City Mission has been helping Wellingtonians in need for over 110 years. The Mission is a charitable trust, affiliated to the Anglican Church and prides itself on being open to anyone who needs assistance – regardless of their religious belief, age, ethnicity or social background.  Through their four Mission programmes – Families, Youth, Independence and Seniors – they assist a range of people living in Greater Wellington’s communities. The Mission also operates an elder care residential facility (Kemp Home and Hospital in Titahi Bay).

The Mission wishes to reclaim their history and for the first time in 20 years, there will be a single leader for the organisation, with the roles of City Missioner and CEO being brought back together as one.  The City Missioner is the public face of the organisation and will be responsible for providing both spiritual and operational leadership for the Wellington City Mission. The Board has developed a strategy framework that sets the direction into 2030 and are clear that the appointee will take ownership of the strategy as well as having the opportunity to be innovative and challenge the status quo.  The City Missioner must demonstrate a strong and open Christian faith. This must be central to who they
are and they must be comfortable being a spiritual leader and public figurehead in the name of Christ.

Person Profile:

  • An inspiring leader with the ability to embody and disseminate the organisation’s mission and vision
  • Successful track record at a senior management level, preferably in the delivery of complex services
  • Experience in a multicultural environment; an understanding of Tikanga Maori and Te Reo would be helpful
  • Recognised for thought leadership in social services
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to translate strategy into operational effectiveness
  • A connector and collaborator with a track record of success in building and maintaining exceptional stakeholder relationships
  • Outstanding communication, with proven ability in public speaking
  • An agile and entrepreneurial thinker with willingness to explore and try new things
  • Sound judgement and integrity in all decisions and actions
  • Consultative and open style with a ‘no surprises’ approach

Applications close: 5.00pm Sunday, 11 February 2018
Applications to: Kirsty McLaren at McLaren Associates, on or phone 04 499 1069
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