Director of Organising

  • Anonymous Company
  • Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jul 09, 2024
Full-Time Management

Job Description

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO), is the lead professional union for nurses. Our job and responsibility is to represent more than 60,000 nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora, and health workers in Aotearoa/ New Zealand. We represent the interests of nurses on professional and employment related matters and we are affiliated to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU). NZNO embraces Te Tiriti o Waitangi and works to improve the health status of all people of Aotearoa New Zealand through participation in health and social policy development.

This is an exciting national opportunity for an experienced organising leader to lead our organising teams and lead the development of our organising models including digital organising. NZNO employs over 40 Organisers throughout New Zealand.

The role is part of the senior leadership team of NZNO and reports directly to the CEO. The successful candidate will be expected to ensure the organising goals of our campaigns and projects are met and will have special responsibility for member growth.

We are looking for candidates who are well versed in organising practice, can demonstrate a track record of successful organising leadership of large organising teams and are strategic in their approach. NZNO has a lead organiser model, and the successful candidate will be expected to further build and extend that model throughout NZNO.

As NZNO moves to develop its digital organising, it is expected that this role will lead digital organising so we are looking for candidates who have experience in digital organising.

To meet the needs of our Māori members we also expect the Director of Organising to play a central role in the development of an NZNO Māori organising model.

The successful candidate will have the following –

  • Strong organising leadership skills and knowledge
  • A track record of organising leadership
  • An ability to demonstrate the key organising frameworks and coach and mentor these in the organising team
  • Commitment to honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi and ensuring the outcomes of Te Tino Rangatiratanga are met within our organising campaigns
  • Can build relationships across the union with members, member leaders, organisers and lead organisers
  • Strong union values
  • Strong planning skills and ability to ensure national organising plans are reflected in local organiser work plans
  • A strong focus on winning
  • Some experience in digital organising
  • Experience in union campaigning
  • An ability to work with and develop delegates
  • Some union education is desirable, especially organiser education
  • Good understanding of, and ability to leverage Health and Safety into organisers
  • An ability to travel regularly

Organisation

NZ Nurses Organisation

Job Summary

This is an exciting national opportunity for an experienced organising leader to lead our organising teams and lead the development of our organising models including digital organising. NZNO employs over 40 Organisers throughout New Zealand.

How to apply

This full-time position is based in the Wellington National Office of NZNO.  If you want to be our Organising Director and believe you have the requisite organising leadership skills and knowledge, then please email your application and curriculum vitae to Kate Wilson (EA to the Chief Executive) at kate.wilson@nzno.org.nz. by 

12 noon on Wednesday 17 July 2024

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have experience in a role which requires relationship management experience?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?

Sector

Not for Profit