Senior Advisor, Workforce Strategy and Policy
Ministry Of Health
Wellington, New Zealand
4h ago

Job Description

  • Are you experienced in developing and providing high quality and objective advice on cross-government issues?
  • Are you wanting to play a key role in developing and working on new initiatives for New Zealand's health workforce?
  • Are you a problem solver who is comfortable working to challenging timeframes and dealing with complex subject matter?
  • The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has put the health and disability system in the spotlight like never before. It has shown many of the strengths of our health system and the resilience of those who work in it.

    Along with the recently released Health and Disability System Review, this is an exciting time to join the Ministry of Health and help to shape the future of the health and disability workforce.

    As a Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for developing and shaping advice that will directly impact the 200,000 + people working within New Zealand's health workforce.

    About this role :

  • In this role you will also use the levers we have to ensure we have the right workforce in the right place at the right time.
  • You will build relationships with the sector and our regulators- ensuring they continue to comply with the Health Practitioner Competence Assurance Act 2003 and are meeting their obligations.

  • You will lead on projects that drive and deliver on the Health Workforce strategic investments in education, training, workforce development and innovation.
  • You will represent the Ministry at cross-agency meetings and be able to influence staff within the Ministry and across other Agencies through forming networks and good working relationships.
  • You'll be able to demonstrate significant experience on advising on complex issues. You will also be a strategic thinker who is able to look at the bigger picture as well as being comfortable in the technical detail.
  • You will be adept at influencing and managing a range of stakeholders, and be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of the machinery of government.
  • As part of the Health Workforce Directorate, we are stewards of the health workforce and we work in partnership across the health system to ensure that there is a diverse workforce pipeline that will provide the health workforce New Zealand needs now and in the future;
  • and that the employment environment is both sustainable and adaptable to new and evolving models of care.

    The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.

    We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.

    You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at www.careers.health.govt.nz. For further information, contact recruitment health.govt.nz.

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