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Parent to Parent

Hamilton, WKO, New Zealand

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Chief Executive – Parent to Parent NZ Inc



Chief Executive – Parent to Parent NZ Inc




$110k to $140k per year


Hamilton, WKO 


Management, Other Healthcare

Work Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Parent to Parent is a nationwide not-for-profit organisation formed in 1983 by parents and professionals to support the families of children, teens and adults with any type of disability or health impairment.

We support families and whanau across New Zealand by informing, connecting, inspiring, educating and supporting, as they navigate their way through the experience of raising a child with a disability or health impairment. Our core services include a parent support matching service, an information service, parent training courses and sibling support programs.  We also work in partnership with other organisations to provide the Altogether Autism and Care Matters services nationally.

Parent to Parent has a rich history as a grassroots organisation, an agent for social change and as an aspirational support and information service for families affected by disability.  As an organisation it is highly respected within the disability sector, representing the voice of parents and whanau on national advisory groups and government departments such as the Ministry of Health and Disability Support Services.

We have been an active contributor to the Enabling Good Lives approach to supporting disabled people and their families and the System Transformation work currently underway within disability support services in NZ.

Parent to Parent has an unequivocal commitment to respecting the rights of families with a disabled family member and supporting them to fully participate in everyday community life in alignment with the New Zealand Disability Strategy.

About the Role
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to all staff
  • Ensure that Parent to Parent achieves its strategic goals and objectives within financial budgets and in a timely and compliant manner
  • Lead the development and implementation of programmes and strategies which will support families and whanau of people with disabilities and/or health impairments
  • Maintain and extend Parent to Parent’s contribution to, and involvement with, national advisory groups and government departments
  • Lead the development and implementation of a robust communications strategy both internally and externally to inform and engage staff, members, stakeholders, other organisations and the general community about the work and activities of Parent to Parent
  • Develop and maintain an organisational and management structure at national and local level within budget parameters that will allow Parent to Parent to meet contractual obligations, achieve its objectives and provide appropriate service and support for its members and service users
  • Hamilton National Office based
  • This key senior position would suit someone with:
  • A demonstrated understanding of the disability sector and unequivocal commitment to respecting the rights of families with a disabled family member and to supporting them to achieve their goals
  • An understanding of what it means to be a family member of a disabled person
  • Long term commitment to making a difference and facilitating social change, particularly with regard to people and families affected by disability
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable
Apply Now

If you feel you have the required skills and attributes for this position and would like to be considered for the role then please apply now or request more information by contacting Parent to Parent by email to  or 07 8538491.

A full copy of the Job Description and Information Pack is available on request.
Applications close on Thursday 21st of December 2017.