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31 Mar
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19 Apr 2022 23:55
Christchurch Regional Office
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Team Leader – Change Enablement – PGC – Aug 21 – PD.docx

  • Permanent role based in Christchurch
  • Influence and work with others to deliver positive change                            
  • Annual salary of $168,012 plus five weeks annual leave and a range of benefits

Kāinga Ora has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy that requires employees to be fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide your vaccination pass during the recruitment process. 

Mō mātou – Our Organisation

At Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand’s housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.

What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders’ lives. With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build Aotearoa’s future.

We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ko tā mātou mahi –  Our Role

We are currently recruiting for a Team Leader – Change Enablement based in Christchurch. The Change Enablement team is part of the Organisational Improvement group which is made up of project management services, analysis and service design, process excellence and enterprise portfolio and are stewards of continuous improvement in the way Kāinga Ora delivers its work each and every day.  

A passionate and supportive bunch, the team are all living the same values and working to the same common goal of building better, brighter homes, communities and lives.  They have a clear progression pathway and are proud of the structures in place to allow their people to develop and grow. We have countless examples of our people progressing their both within the team and wider organisation.

Within this role, you will build a presence in the South Island and will lead, coach, mentor and support a team of Change Managers, Change Trainers, Business Analysts and Project Managers accountable for supporting Kāinga Ora’s people, customers and partners to adapt to new ways of working. You will be responsible for developing and implementing change management strategies, approaches and plans that maximise employee adoption.

You will be accountable for embedding Change Management methodology relating to organisational initiatives including programme and projects of work aligned to our risk, financial and procurement practices.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

  • Change management certification with extensive experience in practical application
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a Change Management role within a large organisation
  • Positive leadership style that encourages, supports and motivates staff. Preferably previous experience in effectively managing a team of direct reports
  • Supporting individual development/career succession. Robust succession and workforce planning skills
  • Exceptional influencing skills that have proven to inspire individuals to adapt to change

Nōu te rourou – What’s in it for you?  

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks’ annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here

As a Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job , training courses, secondments and study opportunities. 

Ō Tātou Uara – Our Values

Our values were developed by us, for us. They unite us as an organisation and how we work every day. Our values are:

  • Manaakitanga – People at the Heart
  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Whanake – Be Bold

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via [email protected]

Applications close on 19 April 2022.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of brings to the organisation.


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