General Manager, Inspectorate

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SPCA - West Auckland - Auckland

Contract: Permanent, full time role

Location: Auckland (preferred) or Wellington/Christchurch. Some travel to other SPCA locations required.

In 2017, the SPCA in New Zealand became one national organisation, moving from a federated model to a unified organisation with a regional deployment approach. The aim of this change was to improve animal welfare across New Zealand by means of one effective SPCA voice, one strategy, one CEO and one Board.

While the first stages of this transformation have been achieved, we are now looking for an experienced leader – with a deep understanding of an Inspectorate (or similar) function – to help us take our new integrated approach to the next level of effectiveness and operational excellence.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team and reporting directly to the CEO, you will be accountable for leading the strategic development of the SPCA’s Inspectorate function to ensure sustained compliance with, and enforcement of, the Animal Welfare Act 1999. (The SPCA has a statutory role as an approved organisation under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. The Inspectorate is the function within the SPCA that is accountable for enacting these powers). In addition, you will be responsible for partnering with the Regional General Managers to ensure effective operational delivery of Inspectorate services across New Zealand.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and implement the Inspectorate strategy and annual plan of work, including key change initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with the Regional General Managers and their teams to ensure consistent and professional Inspectorate services are delivered across all Regions
  • Develop and maintain an Inspectorate ‘centre of excellence’ comprised of a suite of specialist national services
  • Lead the strategic aspects of Inspectorate people-related initiatives to ensure the development of high-performing, well-trained, capable Inspectorate function
  • Develop and implement a strategy to strengthen relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactively manage risks & compliance including embedding a culture of Health and Safety in the Inspectorate
  • Be able to juggle various stakeholders – internally and externally.

Key requirements:

  • Extensive experience in a senior management role and in leading change through collaboration and influence
  • A recognised expert in Inspectorate (or similar) activities
  • Commercial acumen including experience in managing budgets
  • Track record of effective, complex stakeholder management
  • Strong planning and operational ability
  • Experience in developing high-performing teams
  • People-centric with ability to lead and embed a culture in alignment with the SPCA values.

What SPCA can offer you:

  • The opportunity to make a difference in an organisation with highly capable people
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Onsite parking
  • Better work stories!
  • Supportive, collaborative culture
  • SPCA discounts for you and your pets

If you think you have what it takes, please apply now with your CV and a cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.

Applications close on Sunday 5th May 2019.

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