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Connections and Funding Manager

Tauranga Central, Bay of Plenty

We are looking for an experienced Manager to lead our Connections & Funding teams across the Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti. 

The workload is varied, and no two days will be the same. You will be an important part of the Connections & Funding leadership team and exemplify the values of our organisation, and our mission to support disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori to thrive. You will ensure team members are coached and mentored to reflect our values and purpose and build strong community relationships that can help us enhance the lives of disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori. 

You will support teams to understand and follow our policies and processes to meet contract outcomes. A quick learner, you will have strong personal resilience and be able to manage complex situations that arise for people we support. Understanding of the disability sector, justice, child protection, education and health areas is an advantage.

This is a permanent full-time role working 37.5 hours per week across five days based either in Tairāwhiti or the Bay of Plenty. Regular (minimum fortnightly travel) is expected to deliver in your role for and with our teams. A work vehicle will be supplied.

As a Connections and Funding Manager for Your Way | Kia Roha the successful applicant will:

  • Experience managing in a fast-paced team environment
  • Experience working within the Health and Disability sector, working within a NASC service would be advantageous
  • At least five years’ experience supervising or managing people,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as presenting and reporting is required
  • The ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience working with client management systems.

What’s on offer:

Your Way | Kia Roha (previously known as Life Unlimited Charitable Trust) is a nationally recognised Not-for-profit organisation supporting people in their communities from Whangarei to Invercargill. We have been providing support to people and their whanau for over 40 years.

Moemoea | Vision

Disabled people thriving, living the lives they choose in their communities

Kaupapa | Purpose

Enabling innovative community solutions by and with disabled people

Mātāpono | Values

  • Rangatiratanga | Self-Leadership: Choice and control over decisions builds on the mana of every individual
  • Manawatoa | Courageous: Innovative, aspirational, and bold in our actions
  • Whanaungatanga | Connection: Relationships matter, we work together with whānau and others
  • Kohitanga | Inclusion: Everyone is included and respected for who they are
  • Kaitiakitanga | Guardianship:  Sustain and respect the mauri | life force of those we work with

Your Way | Kia Roha is an equal opportunity employer; we strive to attract and maintain a diverse workforce across the country.  As an organisation we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusiveness and ensuring a positive culture for people to work in.  

We encourage applications from people with a lived experience of disability or who are close family members of people with disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

We encourage all Your Way | Kia Roha team members to be fully vaccinated when vaccinations are recommended to reduce the risk of the spread of diseases or viruses. 

Applicants for this position must have the legal rights to work in New Zealand. 

Applications close Monday, 10 June

Applications are now closed

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