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Friday, Jan 29, 2021

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We are seeking to appoint a new Head of Membership to lead business development, elevate engagement and oversee service delivery towards increased equity in the workplaces of Aotearoa New Zealand.

They will join our small team of highly regarded professionals who are passionate in driving the delivery of our strategy.

About us

Diversity Works New Zealand is the national body for workplace diversity and inclusion. Working across all dimensions of diversity, the team engages with New Zealand organisations to grow understanding of the complexities and benefits of diversity and inclusion. We lead the way for New Zealand organisations to achieve positive results through equity and cohesive cultures, in order for individuals and teams to thrive in our modern workplaces.

Previously known as the Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust, the messages of equal opportunity, equity and diversity have been promoted in the public and private sectors for more than 25 years. Today, with over 500 members, Diversity Works New Zealand continues to advocate and educate for change and growth, increasing employer and employee knowledge and best practice.


Reporting to the Chief Executive and collaborating internally and externally, you will lead and champion member acquisition, retention and success. You will be passionate about sharing the message of social, commercial and sustainability outcomes achieved through diversity and inclusion and you will be skilled at leading a team to deliver state of the art consulting and educational programmes, through effective partnering. Customer experience and sustainable growth in membership will be critical measures of success, across our diverse ecosystem.


With understanding and evidence of a relationship-driven sales approach, you will enjoy inspiring and influencing others, within your team and with prospective members and partners, bringing a strategic mind-set to engage with differing market segments. The stories you share will resonate with different audiences, followed by pragmatic actions to turn strategy into operational activity and implementation. 

Ideal candidates will express their own richness of diversity through lived experience to empathise and promote the importance and value of difference. They will have an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and will embrace the use of Te Reo and other languages in connecting with stakeholders.  

Career Opportunity

Imagine a future vision for New Zealand where equality of opportunity is embraced, richness of ideas bring success and individuals thrive. As part of the leadership team, this role shares accountability for delivering results to influence New Zealand's employment landscape. The position will bring fulfilment and professional visibility, across all sectors of the New Zealand economy.

Diversity Works New Zealand values the unique contribution that diversity brings to their team and encourage applications from minority groups and marginalised communities.

To apply, please send your application directly to Pohlen Partners, via the application link.

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