Senior Portfolio Manager
Ministry Of Health
Wellington, New Zealand
4d ago

Job Description

  • Permanent position
  • Based in Wellington (preferred)
  • Fulltime
  • Join today and help us work to ensure mental health and addiction services are strong, sustainable & safe for all New Zealanders.

    Mō tō mātou rōpū About our team :

    The Addictions Group works to ensure mental health and addiction services are strong, sustainable and safe for all New Zealanders.

    Our focus is on delivering on He Ara Oranga The Inquiry response priority programmes. We are seeking a Senior Portfolio Manager to join the Addiction Group to support the delivery of priority work programmes to enable a health based approach to alcohol and drugs and to prevent and minimise gambling harm.

    Please note that due to the changes to the health and disability system, a number of positions in the Ministry of Health are being transferred to interim agencies, and it is possible that this position may move to a different agency in the future.

    Te whainga poto o tēnei tūranga What is the purpose of this position? :

    In this role you will provide high quality contract and relationship management, ensuring robust monitoring processes and supporting providers to deliver high quality addiction services.

    A key area of focus will be developing, implementing and monitoring services to achieve equitable access and outcomes. You will also work with key partners to provide advice that informs the implementation and delivery of broader programmes, and contribute to and / or lead work on machinery of government as required.

    Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako Skills & Experience :

    In order to be successful in this role :

  • Highly motivated self-starter who is looking to work in a results focused environment which requires initiative, flexibility and confidence working with ambiguity
  • Experience in contract and relationship management
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Be able to quickly gain recognition as a trusted advisor on the alignment of programme strategy, people and processes, with the ability to manage relationships at all levels across organisations
  • Have experience in coordinating projects and meeting deadlines
  • Previous experience in supporting service redesign would be an advantage
  • Have relevant tertiary qualifications or other relevant education
  • You will thrive working in a team environment
  • Lived experience of mental health and addiction is welcomed.

    Ngā uaratanga - Our Ministry values

    https : / / / about-ministry / careers / our-ministry-values-nga-uaratanga

    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 nation's 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.

    Transforming New Zealand's Public Health System

    The Minister of Health has committed to transforming New Zealand's Public Health system. The changes will reduce fragmentation, strengthen leadership and accountability.

    In particular, the changes aim to improve equity of access and outcomes for all New Zealanders. The Partnership between HNZ and MHA in ensuring Te Tiriti obligations to improve Māori health are embodied in the new entities.

    The formation of HNZ and the MHA is a key component of the transformation of New Zealand's Public Health system. The entities will be formed at the passing of legislation expected to be in place from 1 July 2022.

    Health New Zealand's and the Maori Health Authority's commitment to being a good employer

    HNZ is committed to being a good employer and honouring our equal employment opportunity obligations. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we're working to improve care for, including those which have been historically underserved by the health system.

    We particularly welcome applications from Māori, Pacific people, disabled people, and the LGBTQI+ communities. We endeavour to provide flexible employee practices and conditions to support a healthy work-life balance, including part-time and flexible working arrangements.

    All Ministry workers on our sites or Ministry workers who conduct in-person business need to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

    Confirmation of your vaccination status is a requirement.

    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 Lorraine Toppo, Senior Recruitment Advisor at lorraine.toppo health. , quoting reference number MOH / 1628853 .

    The advert closes on 22nd May 2022.

    Please note : O nly applications through our online system will be accepted.

    We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.

    In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.

    Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.

    You can contact us at recruitment or on +64 44665318 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

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