New GM Roles

Our Organisation

Community Living has celebrated over 25 years of success in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live their dreams through community connections.  Since its inception in 1989, Community Living has persistently sought innovative and diverse ways...

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Our Purpose

Our Inspirational Dream - People with Intellectual Disabilities living their dreams through community connections.

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General Manager

  • Strategic and transformational leadership
  • Contribute to furthering equality and social justice in your community


Community Living is a for-purpose organisation that is embarking on an exciting transformation journey. This leader in New Zealand’s disability support sector is seeking a General Manager of its largest department, Community Options. This leadership role will be pivotal in guiding Community Living in its change journey as it repositions its brand and service offerings to centre around the customer – those with disabilities who wish to live a life of their choice.

Given the organisation has grown markedly in the past year and has successfully delivered the first phase of transformation, the General Manager of Community Options will be responsible for ensuring continual success of this programme as well as ensuring the business-as-usual activities are delivered to an exceptional standard.


Key Responsibilities

  • Dynamic Leadership: Effective team and change leadership through empowerment and collaboration will be required at all stages to ensure stakeholder buy-in and organisational cohesion.
  • Community Engagement: Direct engagement with customers supported, including attending to specific needs and advising the wider community on wrap-around support for those with disabilities.
  • Strategic Execution: Ensure that Community Living’s vision of cementing itself as the market leader for disability support is realised through careful implementation of its three to five-year strategic plan.


Candidate Profile

  • Experience leading complex operations
  • Team leadership skills
  • Experience with customer-directed business models
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in delivering transformation programmes across an organisation
  • Ability to lead through empowerment and delegation
  • Opportunistic, open attitude and experience with collaborations, partnerships, joint ventures and M&A activity
  • Understanding of Government and how NGO sector funding operates
  • Alignment with the values of Community Living
  • Resilience, integrity and commitment to social justice


For further job-specific information, please contact Warren Herring on 07 834 3700.

Applications close on Monday 28 September 2020

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