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Manager Office of the Director General

Ministry of Health
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Job Description

  • Permanent position, although open to a minimum 12 month secondment
  • Work closely with the senior leadership team and help transform the way we do business
  • Wellington based


Great new role to develop and make your own working with an established team.


We lead, support and advise health and disability sector transformation through the use of data, digital services and technology.  We want to achieve transformed health care delivery; empowered people better managing their own health and wellbeing; improved health outcomes for all New Zealanders; and data insight for decision making. Our vision is that data, digital services and technology are integral to the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders and the delivery of quality and equitable care.


The role of Manager of the Office of the Deputy Director General  is a new  role that is responsible for the provision of support to the Deputy Director-General and business support to the wider directorate.


It's an exciting time to join our team as we embark on supporting sector-wide technology transformation.  Our aim to provide an interesting, dynamic and rewarding workplace.


You will have a sizable portfolio of work to manage, along with the development and implementation of a variety of workstreams.  Your team will ensure the smooth and efficient day to day running of the Office of the DDG and deliver reporting and insights that significantly contribute to our performance, informing decision making and improve underatanding of what our directorate does and the value it provides.  You will always have your finger on the pulse when it comes to continuous improvement across the our directorate.


To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate sound leadership, and the ability to engage and influence others through story.  You will be people centric, and focus on growing and developing capability within your team through the use of coaching and mentoring.  An understanding of the machinery of government is important when it comes to responding to the minister's office, and providing quality briefings and OIA responses.  As a highly effective communicator, you will have an eye for detail and be able to concisely and succinctly get your point of view across verbally and in written form.  We're really looking for a ‘go getter', someone who is super organised, planned and outcome focussed, and who can operate effectivley in a fast paced environment and navigate the challenges that come with this.


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.


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


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 25 October 2019.


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 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.


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