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Portfolio Manager

Ministry of Health
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Job Description

The Child and Families Investment Team, Integrated Services Design Group is seeking a Portfolio Manager to join our busy team. We're looking for someone who can think on their feet and who enjoys solving problems. If this sounds like you, apply today.  


The Child and Families Investment Team works with the health and social services sector to design, procure and manage services to improve child and family well-being. We oversee management of early intervention, national lead maternity and well child tamariki ora programmes (including Before Schools). The team also looks at national public health, family and sexual violence and mental health programme issues.


The role of Portfolio Manager is multifaceted, which will enable you to draw on your talents from across a range of health or social sector experiences. If you have a flare for building excellent internal and external working relationships, then this is the role for you.


To make this opportunity a success we are looking for someone who is:


  • cool under pressure and can negotiate in difficult situations

  • able to make good decisions using a mixture of analysis, wisdom and experience

  • capable, agile and comfortable with complexity

  • good at working with others to figure out how to get things done


This is an opportunity to make a significant impact on the delivery of quality health services and to join an energised, high-performing team.


This is a permanent full time position located in Wellington.


To view a copy of the position description, please visit or for further information about this role please contact


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 submitted online.


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. 


Applications close: 30 May 2018

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