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Lead Coach

Date:  14-Jan-2022

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.



Lead Coach


We are looking for two Lead Coaches to provide practice leadership to develop organisational capabilities, so as to enable improved outcomes for both clients and staff.


You will focus on consistency across the practice and ensure the relevant tools, knowledge and systems are available and utilised in the practice across the portfolios.

The Lead Coach works with managers to provide technical coaching, training and development.



Responsibilities within this role are:

•    Providing leadership across portfolios to ensure specialist practice and capability needs are understood as a cohesive whole
•    Using best practice maturity models to guide people’s capability development 
•    Leading the development of core practice standards, processes, and procedures to support successful capacity and capability requirements across portfolios



To be successful within this position, you will bring:

•    Extensive senior practice experience or with a broad and deep understanding of best practice techniques and developments in the practice
•    Proven experience and expertise in change management and implementing best practice
•    Previous experience in coaching and developing staff.


Salary range: $100,014.00 - $150,022.00






How to apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  


Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. 


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


Closing date: 30 January 2022






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.


MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.