Pouhāpai Ahurea (People-Centred Operational Leader)

Pouhāpai Ahurea (People-Centred Operational Leader)

Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School | sydney, NSW, AU

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Newtown, Wellington
General/Business Unit Manager (CEO & General Management)
Location Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre
11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington 6021
Type Full time permanent
Position Title Pouhāpai Ahurea
This role is for a people-centred operational leader
Department Member of Tira Mana Kōkiri, a three-person co-leadership rōpū led by our Tumuaki (Director).
Salary Range $95,000 - $105,000 per annum.
Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa: NZ Drama School is recruiting for this newly created role. It is one of three new co-leadership roles, designed to consolidate and transform this exciting organisation.
Our Organisation
Toi Whakaari is the foremost provider of tertiary training in the performing arts in Aotearoa, nurturing performers and arts practitioners since 1970. The kura is the leading educator of stage, screen and event professionals in the country and offers training in acting, costume construction, set and props construction, performing arts management and design for stage and screen. The kura aspires to be one of the great performing arts schools of the world while developing a teaching practice that is grounded in tīkanga Māori.
As we move into the next 50 years, the school is undergoing a period of consolidation and significant transformation in response to significant change. Key to this is our new approach to collective strategic and operational co-leadership. Toi Whakaari staff and students make up a diverse team of thinkers and practitioners in their fields. Together we work in the ever-challenging environment that is arts education and sector opportunities for students. Whether it is the challenge of the impact of external trends, funding, time or a combination of all three, a strategic approach to how we plan and work collectively has never been more important. 
Our Purpose Hei whakanui I o tatou ao
We reveal and connect Aotearoa story makers
The Role:
Toi Whakaari are now seeking a Pouhāpai Ahurea for full time permanent employment.
The Pouhāpai Ahurea is one of the three Toi Whakaari co-leadership roles, collectively forming Tira Mana Kōkiri, the leadership rōpū. Working with the Tumuaki/Director (who also holds the role of Poutūhono) and Pou Kōkiri Mātauranga you will ensure the school’s purpose, strategic and annual plan frameworks are at the centre of all strategic and operational leadership, with a focus on ensuring a high functioning and viable operation.
The focus of this role is to lead the ongoing development and delivery of learning programmes – to ensure Toi Whakaari is responsive to the evolving needs, values and expectations of prospective students, students, employers. This will require a high degree of collaboration with the other members of Tira Mana Kōkiri and staff, with a shared focus on ensuring an increasingly viable and relevant model. A high functioning values-based culture is a key responsibility, as is working with others to ensure cultural safety and wellbeing.
Lead and work with others to develop and contribute to effective culture supported by appropriate organisation and operational approaches
The budget and financial reporting to the Tumuaki and board
Student registration and welfare
Fully compliant facilities and processes
Ensure ‘no surprises’ reporting to the Tumuaki if and as any issues arise, with all relevant matters managed effectively using Toi Whakaari processes and policies
To Be Successful in this Role:
Experience of working at a strategic level - to prioritise, operationalise and ensure the success of projects and initiatives.
Excellent people and communication skills
Awareness of the principles of best practice human and facilities management
Demonstrated financial acumen and ability to set and manage budgets
Experience in relevant level of working in at least one of the key functional roles outlined
Well-developed written and oral communication skills
Experience of working with Māori in a relevant context
A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
Ability to work within a shared leadership team culture and lead effective decision-making in that context
Experience in a tertiary education/education setting
A working knowledge of NZQA requirements and the Tertiary Education Commission
An ability to foresee and proactively mitigate human dynamics issues
What We Can Offer:
5 weeks annual leave
Professional leadership development
Flexible working arrangements
Free parking on site
Your application will include the following questions:
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
How many years of people management experience do you have?
How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
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