General Manager

at The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust
Published June 4, 2023
Location Wellington, New Zealand
Category Management  
Job Type Full-time  


General Manager The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust location Wellington.

The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust (PASAT) was established in 1967 by a group of parents who were concerned about the ongoing care and wellbeing of their adult children with intellectual disabilities after they as parents had passed away. Today PASAT continues this mission and legacy, providing lifelong advocacy for its members and short-term advocacy for those who are not enrolled members.

The Trust also provides Independent support for decision making and a Safeguarding Adults From Abuse (SAFA) coordinated response to concerns of harm, abuse, or neglect of Adults at Risk. Our key mission is to support, advocate and encourage independence.

The role working with the Chair and Board of Trustees, the General Manager will help shape the future direction of PASAT by developing and delivering the organisation’s strategic, business and funding plans.  The General Manager will be responsible for developing and leading a team of professionals and will manage the operations and service delivery of 27 staff who support over 620 people annually.

Operational excellence in service delivery is a key focus of the role and success is measured through the development, implementation and achievement of the agreed strategic plan and annual budget. Other key responsibilities include financial and people management, leading communications, managing relationships and providing accurate reports to the Board.

Your Skills and experience you will have demonstrated strong senior leadership experience within an NGO or community context. Your client focus and ability to foster effective and equitable relationships is a critical aspect of this role. You will be a first-class communicator and your collaborative leadership will be required to engage all members of the team. A background in advocacy, social work or working with disabled people is an advantage.

You will have strong self-awareness, great interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels. Working remotely and being able to travel nationwide when needed are requirements of the role.