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Director - Drinking Water Policy

Ministry of Health
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Director - Drinking Water Policy to join us in our Wellington office on a 12 month fixed term basis.


This role will be responsible for overseeing the drinking water programme. This role will be lead a cross-ministry team of policy and technical expertise to both strengthen the existing regime, and advise on an improved regulatory regime for the future.


You will be working with senior leadership in setting the parameters and direction of the work for the group, keeping the momentum across the programme whilst cultivating cross-agency collaboration particularly with the 3-waters programme of work being led by DIA and providing strong Health based advice in the wider water context.


To be successful in this role, you will:


  • have demonstrated experience in leading complex programmes of work or projects. Experience of working in a matrix/agile project management environment would be highly desirable

  • have a proven ability to influence others at a senior level in order to achieve outcomes impacting on the sector, and strong intellectual leadership capabilities with an ability to draw on a range of frameworks and methodologies

  • be a highly experienced, highly motivated self-starter, who is looking to work in a results focused environment which requires agility, flexibility and confidence working with ambiguity

  • have proven experience in working in a large government agency as part of a dynamic  Leadership Team

  • have highly developed written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and in plain language to a variety of audiences

  • display a strongly collaborative style and be committed to ensuring an equity approach is taken to all aspects of work

  • have a relevant tertiary or other relevant education


A full job description can be found on the Ministry of Health website.  To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role. All applications must be made online.  All applicants must have the right to live and work in New Zealand for the application to be considered.


For further information on this position please contact Sarah Perry on 04 894 3332 or email  Applications close 26 August 2018.


The Ministry of Health is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation – have access to equal employment opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.

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