The HardyGroup team and I feel honoured to be partnering with Te Kawa Mataaho | Public Service Commission on the appointment of the Inaugural Chief Executive to lead the Ministry for Disabled People.

In October 2021 Cabinet agreed to establish a Ministry for Disabled People, a departmental agency to be hosted by the Ministry for Social Development, which will come into existence on 1 July 2022.

The new Ministry is underpinned by Aotearoa New Zealand’s commitments under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Ministry will:

  • Drive better outcomes for all disabled people
  • Lead and coordinate cross-government strategic disability policy
  • Work to deliver and transform disability support services, and;
  • Progress work on the broader transformation of the wider disability system

The call for “Nothing About Us Without Us” will be an integral part in the establishment and operation of this new agency with disability community voices embedded in decision making and the running of the Ministry.

We are looking for a leader who has experience in the following areas: organisational leadership, system leadership, partnership, as well as experience in the disability sector. More information on these key areas can be found in the position description.

To undertake this role successfully the Chief Executive will be a disabled person, or have credibility and trust with disabled people, as well as empathy and a deep understanding of the unique and diverse experiences of disabled people. Any reasonable measures required by the chief executive to accommodate their support needs while undertaking the role will be made.

HardyGroup is working in partnership with Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) to ensure the recruitment process is accessible.

If think you are the right person for this role, want further information or a confidential conversation about this position, click here. 

To apply for the role, click here.