Group Manager, COVID-19 Policy
Ministry Of Health
Wellington, New Zealand
2h ago

Job Description

  • Leadership role ensuring policy settings are responsive to the diverse needs and wellbeing of New Zealanders
  • Strong focus on staff wellbeing and personal work / life balance
  • Devop and support staff to reach their full potential
  • The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand and the System Strategy and Policy Directorate ensures that government has the strategic policy advice it needs for New Zealand now and in the future.

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior leader in our newly established COVID-19 Policy Group.

    Reporting to the Deputy Director-General System Strategy and Policy you'll be responsible for leading the COVID-19 Policy health response programmes of work.

    This is a senior leadership role, that will provide challenge and opportunity in the continued provision of fit for purpose advice to our leadership team, Ministers and the Government.

    As the government's lead adviser on the health response, the Ministry has a significant programme of work needed, to support the ongoing public health response to COVID-19.

    This work is constantly evolving, and out of it has come an on-going work programme that is multi-faceted and multi-agency.

    Your role will be to provide strategic policy direction and work programme oversight. The work you will get involved in is a mix of strategic shaping, complex policy, planning, or urgent innovative or operational responses, and requires significant inter-agency and stakeholder engagement.

    You will need to be able to demonstrate your abilities in the successful delivery of significant policy work programmes.

    With your teams you will be responsible for assisting in the early identification of emerging issues, the ongoing response needed and identifiying opportunities for refining the strategic direction.

    As well as being able to work under pressure, you will be able to demonstrate strong people and thought leadership and be someone who thrives in a fast-paced, environment, working in partnership with stakeholders, whilst being able to deliver high quality advice within tight deadlines.

    You will be committed to playing your part as part of the Senior Leadership in building a Ministry culture that supports policy excellence and makes us a great place to work.

    There is a great vibe across the Directorate where people are focused on delivering high quality policy advice in a fun, supportive team environment.

    You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at Please click Apply for this Job' to upload your CV and cover letter.

    For further information regarding the role, please contact the Recruitment team at recruitment If you have any accessibility needs you would like to discuss, please call +64 4 816 2478.

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