Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission leads the public sector to improve outcomes and services for New Zealand and New Zealanders, while protecting and enhancing the standards of integrity and conduct. The Deputy Public Service Commissioner works closely and collaboratively with the Public Service Commissioner to provide leadership and oversight of the sector.

The Deputy Public Service Commissioner is a statutory role. Under section 47 of the Public Service Act 2020, the Deputy Public Service Commissioner is appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. The Act requires that there are two Deputy Public Service Commissioners. Applications are now sought for the second statutory position. This position is a member of the Public Service Leadership Team.

The Deputy Public Service Commissioner has and may perform or exercise all of the functions, duties and powers of the Public Service Commissioner under the Public Service Act 2020, subject to the control of the Public Service Commissioner.

The Deputy Public Service Commissioner will demonstrate and exemplify the spirit of service ethos; assist the Public Service Commissioner to deliver on the Commission’s vision for a more connected and engaged, world class public service that is ready for the future and is agile, adaptive and able to meet the needs and demands of the day.

We are looking for a highly experienced senior leader who can establish and maintain effective trusted relationships with Ministers, Public Service Chief Executives, and the wider Public Service. As a senior leader you will have expertise and capability in Māori-Crown relationships to ensure the Public Service can support the Crown in its strong commitments and responsibilities of partnership to Māori under te Tiriti o Waitangi.

If you think you are the right person for this role, an application pack can be downloaded from www.publicservice.govt.nz. For further information or a confidential discussion about this position, please contact:

Completed applications must be submitted by 5pm on Sunday 30 May 2021.

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