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Chief Executive

Parent to Parent is a family leadership disability organisation providing services and support for whānau supporting disabled whānau members. We help families to hold a holistic and aspirational vision for all members of their whānau, supporting them with connection, information and training. We believe that all families should have choice and control over their lives. We have around 30 staff serving families from Southland to the Far North of New Zealand, with a national office in Hamilton. Many of our staff and all our board members have lived experience as whānau of a disabled whanau member. We believe passionately in the right of all disabled people and their families to live a good life, aligned with the Enabling Good Lives Vision and Principles, the New Zealand Disability Strategy, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability. We actively work to address equity issues for all disabled people and whānau and to address our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

About the Role

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to all staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that Parent to Parent achieves its strategic goals and objectives within financial budgets and in a timely and compliant manner.
  • Seek out opportunities in the changing disability landscape to lead the development and implementation of initiatives, in alignment with the principles and values of the Enabling Good Lives approach, which support families and whanau of disabled people.
  • Manage an operational team both at national office and regional community-based level which allows Parent to Parent to achieve its objectives, meet contractual obligations, and provide innovative services and support that makes a difference.
  • National office based in Hamilton with 14 regionally based coordinators. There is some flexibility around time spent at national office.

About you

  • A successful track record of leadership in the disability/not for profit sector
  • High energy, a can do attitude with the ability to lead a team in a way in which the team want to follow.
  • Demonstrated financial and operational management expertise.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Enabling Good Lives principles and approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate a team, including volunteers, using a strength-based approach.
  • Experience in negotiating, consulting and collaboration, with established networks within the disability sector.
  • Lived experience as a parent or whanau of a disabled whānau member is highly desirable.
  • Ability to undertake frequent national travel.

Apply Now

If you would like to be considered for the role please contact for full Job Description. Contact Parent to Parent Board Chairperson Andrea Lee 0210446299 for more information.

Applications close at 4pm Thursday 15th of July 2021.