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General Manager Spirituality, Selwyn Foundation

General Manager Spirituality, Selwyn Foundation

Pivotal executive role, providing spiritual leadership, advocacy and relationship management to enable the achievement of the Selwyn Foundation’s Moemoea/Vision:


Oranga Mātua | Oranga Tangata 

Respectful Ageing for all, within communities that thrive



  • Enabling social impact at scale; 
  • Being advocates, and facilitating knowledge exchange; 
  • Creating meaningful connections and a place of belonging, including at the Selwyn Village – the place where it all began; 
  • Being ‘fruitful stewards’, here for older generations to come. 

All of this is underpinned by our enduring commitment to the Christian faith through the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Te tūnga | The role

This is a strategic role, reporting to the Chief Executive and part of the Selwyn Foundation’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), who collectively are responsible for the overall business and strategic management of the Foundation. 

The General Manager (GM) Spirituality plays a key role in enabling our Vision by providing strategic spiritual leadership to the development and implementation of all aspects of our organisational strategy, leadership, relationships and culture as well as to our Selwyn Village operations and professional/clinical practice. This includes:

  • Partnering with the Chief Executive and the Board, to facilitate adherence to our constitutional commitments to our Anglican Church whakapapa: faith-led and mission-aligned action, embedded within the Three Tikanga model of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
  • As a pivotal member of the ELT, ensuring that a broad and expansive pastoral theology informs all our activities and behaviour by weaving ‘The Selwyn Way’ through our people and operational policies and practices.
  • Further developing and then delivering on our Spirituality Strategy in ways that affirm older people as precious, unique and valuable. The GM Spirituality will work in partnership with the other members of the Executive, and particularly with the Anglican Diocese of Auckland, Te Hui Amorangi ki Te Tai Tokerau and the Diocese of Polynesia in Aotearoa New Zealand, to achieve this. This will include specific responsibility for maintaining high-trust Church relationships and enhancing ‘spirituality in ageing’ by sharing the vision for spiritual care companionship, including potentially setting guidelines for practitioners working in this area nationally. 
  • Representing the Foundation with key stakeholders and at various forums, including at National and Diocesan Anglican Church events, and advocating on matters to enhance ‘respectful ageing’ through a spiritual lens.
  • Leading a team of Chaplains, who deliver spiritual care companionship and liturgical worship to the Selwyn Village and to our partnered Metlifecare villages. 
  • Facilitating the ongoing development of our Anglican-leveraged community activation, e.g. the Selwyn Centres and Selwyn Connectors, and other partnership services delivered by the Church including Te Hui Amorangi ki Te Tai Tokerau – which may include dedicated roles. 

Ki angitu koe | Key competencies for the role

This is an opportunity to significantly influence what we do and how we do it. Having the presence and mana to lead the implementation of strategy, working with the Anglican Church (nationally and with the Auckland Diocese, Te Hui Amorangi ki te Tai Tokerau and the Diocese of Polynesia in Aotearoa New Zealand) and with government, researchers, philanthropists, and social impact investors, is key to the success of this role. 

Other key competencies required are: 

  • Preference for an ordained ministry within the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and licensed to the Bishop of Auckland.
  • Well-established executive-level experience in strategy and policy development, together with significant stakeholder relationship management skills. 
  • Effective communication and influencing abilities and experience in advocacy, including media and other public presentations.
  • An empowering approach to staff management including the ability to bring people along, hold them to account and foster talent. 
  • Sound business acumen, including budget and financial management, business planning and resource management.

Te Korowai Oranga | Support for the Role

A network of spiritual supervision, te korowai oranga, comprised of Roopū who will provide support and guidance, meeting as and when needed, will surround this role. 

This is a special opportunity to navigate and guide us into the future as our executive leader of Spirituality. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you. 

Applications can be made through the following link on seek 

General Manager Spirituality, Selwyn Foundation Job in Grafton, Auckland - SEEK

Applications close on 22nd September



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