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Compliance Director - Wellington

14 January 2020

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

We are looking for a Compliance Director to join our national office in Wellington

The Opportunity

This is a newly created position and a large part of this role is understanding managing and advising on the various risks and legislative compliances required and arising for the Church on a daily basis. This would ensure we have consistency nationally on any legal and contractual arrangement. Any applicant will have a highly developed sense and demonstrable application of natural justice

The role includes Risk Management and dealing with insurers and any legal issues; HR – dealing with legal entitlements, contracts and change management. In addition to providing advice you will have the ability to gather factual data and explore alternative outcomes.

The role also includes policy and procedures development; updating and maintenance to ensure all national functions are governed by up to date best practice

The Organisation

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) believes it is called by God to work with others in making Jesus Christ known. The Presbyterian Church has been in New Zealand more than 160 years, and today we face an environment as challenging as that faced by the early settlers in 1840. We have a strategy that recognises that our society has changed, and we have to change with it while retaining our belief in the transforming power of Christ.

The values of the National Service Team of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

In a Spirit of Aroha

  • Christian
  • Whanau
  • Innovative
  • Collaboration
  • Quality

The Role

The Compliance Director will administer all Discipline and Judicial commissions as set out in the Presbyterian Church Book of Order. This includes but is not limited to

  • Receiving complaints
  • Recruitment and maintenance of contact/support persons; appointees for various panels and roles
  • Appoints and administratively support all panels as part of our processes
  • Coordinate any response to any civil action by the court
  • Work with the Book of Order Advisory Committee in ensuring timely and clear advice is made available
  • Receives and retains all decisions from our processes

The Compliance Director will oversee and/or will provide up to date, relevant, and timely HR advice to the Assembly Executive Secretary (AES); to all members of the Core Leadership Team (CLT); Presbyteries and Parishes so that all employment complies will legislative requirements and so
ensures the Church and its entities operates as best practice

The Compliance Director lead, develop and maintain the Presbyterian Church policy bank and so ensuring all national functions are governed by up to date best practice

Operating under delegated authority, the Compliance Director will supervise and co-ordinate the work of the Compliance Support Officer. This includes the responsibility for ensuring all administrative functions related to Ministerial compliance are operating effectively and information is provided on a timely basis.

In terms of general management, the Compliance Director will oversee the planning and running of Presbyterian Church Ethic and Risk Management workshops as required and lead the ongoing development of these.

Act as Privacy Officer

Act as Health and Safety Officer and point of contact for Parish HR issues.

Provide support to the Personnel Work Group

Oversite of the database from an administrative perspective

The Compliance Director will build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships and represent whole of Presbyterian Church views and protect its reputation in all interactions

Your Profile

The successful applicant will have the professional credibility to inspire confidence, together with a
proven ability to provide high quality work within deadlines and timeframes; a strong calibre of
leadership, a focus on collaboration, support and communication.

Besides this, you will ideally have additional skills to add value and provide support to the Assembly
Executive Secretary and the Core leadership Team

Key attributes sought in applicants, will include the following

  • You will have a demonstrable work history in one or more of the fields of legal; dispute
    management; policy development; HR; professional standards. It could be you have previous
    experience that includes in-house counsel.
  • You will hold appropriate qualifications and will have demonstrable leadership experience –
    preferably in the NGO/Not for Profit field
  • You could be a member of a Christian Church
  • You will strongly identify with the mission and values of the Church and the values of the
    national service team
  • You will be a clear and direct communicator with a strategic approach to management, supported by strong planning and organisational skills
  • You will have demonstrable experience in building and maintaining relationship with key stakeholders – both internal and external
  • High levels of communication skills – both written and oral – and an ability to present material to governance and key stakeholders

Applications – including a covering letter and a CV close: 5PM 31 January 2020

Applications to: Wayne Matheson

Last updated on the 14th January 2020