Government & Policy

Practice Lead

Job Title: Practice Lead
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
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Job Published: about 1 month ago
  • Develop high performing teams
  • Foster a customer-centred approach and culture
  • Build capability to adapt to new ways of working

The Practice Lead is responsible for leading six specialist consultants, in a portfolio of small semi-autonomous teams, providing targeted guidance, advice and practical support to Public Service agencies. The consultants specialist areas include: privacy and assurance, governance, investment and digital service design.

This role has a strong people management component. You will:

  • Develop high performing teams within the portfolio 
  • Deal with escalated issues
  • Manage team resourcing requirements and provide advice around key pieces of work the team are involved in
  • Foster a customer-centred approach and culture
  • Build capability to adapt to new ways of working

You will demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Managing or leading a team including planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Digital experience, knowledge and credibility in this area (preferred)
  • Strength in networking, engagement and facilitating discussions leading to decisions
  • Strong relationship management, communication and influencing skills

What we offer:

Be part of a collaborative and innovative culture where people thrive to adhere to best practice while constantly challenging the status quo making each workday interesting. 

We value work life balance, so a variety of flexible work options, including work from home, are available.

We look for people who can positively contribute to fostering and cultivating an inclusive environment; as well as demonstrating commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion of others.

About DIA's Digital Public Service branch:

In a field where the pace of change is rapid, the Digital Public Service branch works with and through agencies to drive and deliver a customer-centred digital government. We are transforming the way we work to build on our knowledge and ultimately create an environment that responds quickly to meet the needs of a faster, agile and inclusive digital government service.

Playing a key role in supporting the Government Chief Digital and the strategy for the Digital Public Service, we are looking for talent who can work collaboratively to leverage our people and technology, to improve and drive for a unified digital public service for all New Zealanders.

Applications close: Sunday 3rd October 2021

For more information or to view a copy of the job description please contact: Kathy Claridge at Beyond Recruitment on 027 3551950 or email

Job Number 112559