Programme Lead
Inland Revenue
WELLINGTON, New Zealand
1d ago

About IR

Inland Revenue is an essential part of the fabric of New Zealand. We collect most of the money that our government needs to provide the social and economic programmes that support and care for the people of this country.

We want to make it simple and fast for people to pay their taxes and receive their entitlements. So, we have spent the last few years aligning all aspects of our organisation to enable this to happen.

We have updated technology and introduced agile and multi-disciplinary teams to create great outcomes for New Zealand.

Policy and Regulatory Stewardship

Policy and Regulatory Stewardship ( PaRS ) is a small, specialised team of policy advisors, primarily based in Wellington.

We are responsible for developing, managing, and communicating tax and social policy using the generic tax policy process (GTPP).

This includes providing tax and social policy advice to ministers, drafting tax bills, and maintaining and negotiating our network of tax treaties with other jurisdictions.

Our advice achieves the results intended because we have worked up options right from the start with those who need to implement them and who will be affected by them.

By being responsive today and shaping tomorrow we take account of the future and ensure that the tax and social policy systems we advise on continue to be fit for purpose.

By broadly influencing the social and economic agenda we contribute to improve the overall outcomes across government.

About the Role

We are currently looking for a Programme Lead to support and provide strategic direction to the Deputy Commissioner PaRS and the rest of the PaRS Senior Leadership Team to ensure delivery of the Tax and Social Policy Work Programme.

The Programme Lead also leads PaRS’s business support function.

You will continue to develop desired culture and behaviours by leading, coaching and developing the capability of your team to provide quality services and better customer outcomes now and for the future.

In addition, you will also :

  • Provide leadership, input and insights at the executive level into IR’s strategy development, organisational governance and risk management to support the delivery of better public services
  • Provide programme management and oversight of the Tax and Social Policy work programme to ensure optimum delivery to IR’s strategic outcomes
  • Partner with other leaders to ensure strong connections across IR
  • Design and facilitate the group’s performance and planning infrastructure and practices to support the delivery of strategic outcomes.
  • Lead the performance and financial reporting and analysis and advise on appropriate management strategies for PaRS to support delivery of programme outcomes
  • Lead, develop and embed workflow and prioritisation frameworks and provide advice and guidance in their application to ensure effective resource allocation decisions
  • Support and advise the PaRS Senior Leadership Team on strategic workforce planning and management to manage future work forecasts
  • Collaborate with the PaRS leadership team to identify areas for capability development and develop capability uplift plans to meet future demands.
  • This role reports to the Deputy Commissioner PaRS.
  • We are seeking people who :

  • Have proven experience in a senior leadership role with strong people leadership and decision -making skills.
  • A history of delivering difficult programmes with challenging timeframes.
  • Effective stakeholder engagement and management
  • The ability to successfully plan, lead and manage high performing teams
  • Able to establish the trust of the leadership team quickly
  • Be able to work credibly with key government agencies
  • Contribute to other outputs of the Policy and Regulatory Stewardship team where time allows.
  • Inland Revenue welcomes applicants from all walks of life and we want all our people to achieve their full potential. We support flexible working that meets the needs of our people and our business.

    Let us know if you need any information about the role or any support throughout the recruitment process.

    How to apply

    Please submit a current CV and cover letter outlining your experience, capabilities and why you would be a great fit for this role based on the advert and the Role Description.

    For a copy of the Role Description or further information, please email IRDCareers ird.govt.nz

    Applications close 5 pm, 27 October 2021

    At Inland Revenue, we truly embrace diversity and inclusion and promote a flexible and supportive work environment that meets the needs of our people and business.

    We have trust and integrity we innovate to make a difference we value people we work together.

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