21 December 2022

The Independent Children’s Monitor (the Monitor) will be established as a standalone departmental agency in mid-2023 as a result of the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System Act 2022 (the Oversight Act).  It will be hosted by the Education Review Office and will be led by a Statutory Officer who is also the Monitor’s Chief Executive.  

In Aotearoa New Zealand, protecting and nurturing our tamariki and rangatahi is at the forefront of our social considerations. Those agencies with custody and care responsibilities come under considerable scrutiny.  Part of the Monitor’s role is to see that agencies are doing what they said they were going to do to support tamariki to reach their potential and thrive.  

The Monitor must listen to the voices of children, young people, and whānau in contact with the Oranga Tamariki system. It also has a particular area of focus on outcomes for Māori and will report on this annually.  

We are looking for a leader who has experience in the following areas: organisational and system leadership, context management and working at the Māori / Crown interface.  

The Chief Executive must also have the knowledge, experience and reputation to be a credible and authoritative assessor of agencies to support continuous improvement in the Oranga Tamariki system. They should have relevant experience in the social sector combined with a professional knowledge of and expertise in good monitoring practice, data analysis and reporting.  

More information on the key leadership dimensions of this role can be found in the position description.  

For further information or a confidential discussion about this position, please contact:   

Amy Tea - Director, Amy Tea Consulting Limited 

E: amy@amytea.co.nz  

Completed applications must be submitted Wednesday 25 January at 11:59pm. Please submit application documentation to E: apply@amytea.co.nz

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