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Change Implementation Manager - Wellington - fixed term or secondment to June 2022

Date:  13-Oct-2021

Wellington, NZ

About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.



Change Implementation Manager - Wellington - fixed term or secondment to June 2022


  • Temporary/secondment position, National Office, Wellington (to 30 June 2022)
  • Salary expectation approx. $94k - $115k



  • Are you people centric? 
  • Are you passionate about change and supporting others through the change process?



Every day, new initiatives and projects are being launched across Service Delivery and the wider Ministry of Social Development (MSD) so we can continue to make a difference for New Zealanders. The initiatives may impact how our people do their work, the processes they follow, their roles, the systems they use or their behaviours. The wellbeing and success of our people is important to us so how we support them through these changes will determine how successful the change is and how our people deliver services. 



As a Change Implementation Manager, you’ll be responsible for;


  • Planning and creating structured integrated change implementation plans that ensure the right people and change activities are coordinated in a sequence that makes sense. 
  • Creating strong relationships involving all key stakeholders to ensure the needs of our people are met and there is a smooth transition for impacted stakeholders.
  • Ensuring people who need to know about the change are engaged and communicated with and that the end goal is conveyed
  • Leading necessary change activities that will support our people to accept, get ready and embed the change. 
  • Analysing the impacts from several perspectives to identify any gaps and understand what supports, connections, and resources are needed.
  • Understanding what other changes are impacting our people across Service Delivery so as to provide an integrated approach.You will be a part of a wider team that works together collaboratively to plan, deliver, and embed change.



To be successful in this role you’ll need to have a real passion for change and supporting people. Experience managing multiple pieces of work at the same time and working to deadlines is an advantage. You’ll be supporting anything from a small process changes to large business improvements giving a wide variety of work and engagement with people. 



If your someone who can think on their feet in a fast paced challenging environment we would love to have you as part of our team.


How to apply



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Applications close:  Thursday 28 October 2021



Position Description:








Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.