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Service Manager - Community Dental

Hutt Valley District Health Board
Job Category:
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Provide strategic and operational leadership to our teams who deliver dental and health education services to our community.

Location: Hutt hospital

Contract: Permanent


Hutt Valley DHB is the centre for the regional School Dental Services which provides dental services to all children under the age of eighteen through the Wellington region. 

Our position, was created as a result of an organisational change, and provides strategic and operational leadership to the teams who deliver these dental and health education services into the community. 

Your key responsibility will be to ensure the community dental service provides the level of service required via the delivery of service plans which meet performance targets. In achieving this, you will work closely with your clinical counterpart to ensure that clinical practice supports the delivery of high-quality dental care to young people.

To undertake this role effectively, we are seeking experienced managers who can provide strategic and operational leadership to a key function that supports children's wellbeing. You will have a breadth of skills and experience to enable you to manage change, build capability and enhance systems and processes. 

You must be comfortable working with numbers and have had experience managing complex $m budgets in a fiscally constrained environment. Successfully leading and managing the delivery of operational services needs to be in your recent career. 

You will be tertiary qualified, desirably with a post graduate management or clinical qualification, and ideally have knowledge of the health system and DHB environment. You must have the ability to think ‘big picture' and have effective relationship management and influencing skills to work with a range of stakeholders. 

Implementing innovative practice and working with multiple priorities are key attributes of this position. 

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply.


Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button or through our careers website:  Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 9112776-19 and job title in the subject line.

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