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Senior Organisational Development Consultant

Ministry of Health
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Job Description


  • Positive, engaged team

  • Leadership and talent focus

  • Opportunity to make an impact

We're looking for an experienced organisational development specialist who can lead the implementation of the Ministry's new Leadership Framework!

About the role

The Organisational Development Team has an exciting few years ahead where we will be designing, developing and implementing a wide range of new organisational development initiatives that will make a real impact on the Ministry's culture, leadership, capability and people experience.

We're looking for a Senior OD Consultant who can bring their creativity, strong stakeholder engagement and OD expertise to a role that will focus on:

  • Designing and implementing new leadership development programmes

  • Procuring and implementing leadership psychometric tools

  • Developing and implementing a new approach to talent management

  • Providing sound OD advice and facilitation support to Ministry managers

  • Leading or supporting broader OD initiatives that build the Ministry's leadership, culture and capability.

How you'll be successful

As an experienced OD professional, you'll know that what makes you successful is your ability to walk the talk of the Ministry's desired culture and behaviours.  You'll have a positive attitude, be naturally collaborative in the way you work and be willing to roll your sleeves up and support the wider team when they need it.

Technically, you'll bring:

  • Solid experience leading strategic OD projects from conception through to design, implementation and review, including experience in leadership development and talent management.

  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects at one time.

  • Experience managing external vendor contracts and relationships.

  • Experience using human-centred design, or other co-design methods that enable you to design OD initiatives with and for our people.

  • The ability to analyse and interpret a wide range of external research and internal data and use this to inform the development of new OD initiatives.

  • A tertiary qualification in human resources, organisational psychology or organisational development – or equivalent experience.


What we can offer you

The work we do in the Organisational Development Team is exciting and varied.  You'll have the opportunity to make a real impact through the work you deliver and work in a supportive team, alongside seasoned OD professionals who take an interest in you and your development.  We're also happy to discuss flexible working options with you.

About the Ministry of Health

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.

How to apply

To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role. 

To view a position description for this role please visit the Ministry of Health Careers Site.


Applications close Sunday 27th January at midnight.


All applications must be made online.  For further information on this position please contact recruitment at

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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