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General Manager, Government Services
West Coast West Coast New Zealand
Full Time

Join us as we embark on a new way of working!, Bring your leadership experience to this newly created role!.

The Ministry of Health is the Government's principal advisor on health and disability policy. Our job is to protect the health of New Zealanders and, through leadership of the health and disability system, we help New Zealanders to live well, stay well and get well. We work with the health and disability sector to manage a programme of work that supports the Government's priorities.


The Office of the Director-General (ODG) of Health is responsible for Government and Ministerial services, Internal and External Communications, and provides support to the Director-General of Health, Ministers and the Executive Leadership Team. The office also supports the Chief Science Officer.

We've made a few changes to the way we do business in the Office of the Director-General with a view of becoming a highly functioning and performing exemplary team that has clear accountabilities, responsibilities, roles and functions and works within an operating model reflective of the Ministry operating model.

This is an exciting time to join the Office of the Director-General as we embark on a new way of working to deliver high quality services that ultimately impact on our ability as an organisation to deliver on the New Zealand Health Strategy.

The newly created General Manager, Government Services position will manage and lead three teams: Government and Executive Advisory, Ministerial Services, and ODG Support Services, and will work closely across the Office of the Director-General and the Ministry to manage and deliver insights and high quality strategic advice to Ministers on governance effectiveness/appointments and non-DHB Crown Entity organisational performance.

This role will also act as “second in command” for the Executive Director (tier two) and will cover the responsibilities of the Executive Director in their absence.

To be successful we're looking for a highly skilled leader who can take us from good to great! You'll have experience in developing and driving change and business improvement initiatives, and a collaborative and inclusive style. You'll be skilled at thinking broadly and making strategic decisions and presenting recommendations and navigating a large, complex organisation.

If you think you've got what we're looking for, we want to hear from you! Apply online with your CV and cover letter outlining your background and your interest in the role.

The Ministry of Health has a commitment to Equal Employment opportunities.

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