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Manager Therapeutics

Ministry of Health
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Secondment or Fixed Term -18 months

As kaitiaki of our health and disability system, the Ministry of Health is here to ensure all New Zealanders are being well served – and that work is incredibly rewarding. To ensure we can deliver on the Government's priorities and wellbeing goals and make Aotearoa New Zealand's health system more equitable, we've made some organisational changes to ensure we have the right structures, capability and culture.

The System Strategy and Policy directorate works closely with Ministers and Cabinet to provide high quality health advice to inform the decisions they make on behalf of the Government.

The role of Manager Therapeutics is a new fixed term role providing leadership and clear direction to ensure effective delivery of the Therapeutic Products work programme. This is a substantial piece of legislative reform and includes setting policy direction, overseeing complex legislative drafting and shepherding through leglative processes as well as consultation and engagement with the sector and key stakeholders and development of a new regulator.

You will bring significant experience in developing managing and leading design delivery and governance of regulatory systems from both a policy and delivery perspective. You'll be a specialist in regualtory policy with success in transitioning programmes of work from policy to implementation – you know what good regulation looks like.

You will have demonstrated success in leading and driving legislative programmes of work and have an understanding of core enablers within the broader health system.  You understand the machinery of government and know how to get things done.

You are a naturally collaborative policy professional who can provide clear direction for your teams ensuring our thinking and advice is robust. You're an inclusive people leader with an open working style. You build your team, leading through others and developing talent.  

You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at For further information, contact  Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

 Advertising for this role closes on midnight Sunday 20 October 2019.


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