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Change Manager - Major Projects - Protection - NPHS

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Expires in: EXPIRED
Posted by:Te Whatu Ora
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • On offer is the opportunity to make a positive impact in an organisation that makes a difference to people's lives
  • Be part of the team that will transform how health protection services are delivered
  • Two-year fixed term full-time position

Join Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

The National Public Health Service (NPHS) within Te Whatu Ora, works towards Pae Ora (healthy futures) for all by engaging with the wider determinants that impact people's health, focusing on oranga/wellbeing, prevention, protection, and population-level intervention. We are connected across boundaries to deliver public health services that are nationally planned, regionally delivered and locally tailored.

The Major Projects team within the Protection Directorate will be leading a series of projects the aim to bring together and support health protection services across the new National Public Health Service. This will initially involve both establishing unifying technology and aligning our ways of working in partnership with our stakeholders to implement nationally planned, regionally delivered and locally tailored services.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

As a Change Manager within the Major Projects team, you will be focused on driving and managing changes aimed at improving our ‘ways of working' for the health protection delivery and alignment as we roll out new approaches and technologies and develop the National Public Health Service. This will mean that you will be:

  • you lead the Protection Major Projects change processes across local, regional and national public health functions
  • Ensure that the sector is part of the process not just a recipient of it!
  • Plan, develop and deliver our multi factor change programme both within our service and are key partners
  • Provide the thought leadership across the small but high function change and engagement team
  • mentoring, guiding and supporting the projects teams in your specific area of expertise

Mōu | About you

You have proven experience in leading and managing teams. You're able to think, plan, and contribute strategically and to connect with people to build an engaged and productive workforce. You have an understanding of kawa and tikanga and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi & some experience working in partnership with iwi & Māori communities. If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact in the work of public health, we encourage you to join us.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or equivalent experience
  • Strong project management experience, including leading cross-functional teams, developing project plans, and delivering projects on time and within budget
  • 7+ years' experience in change management roles or similar
  • Proficiency in change management methodologies and best practices, such as Prosci, ADKAR, or similar models
  • Strong leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate and guide teams through the challenges of change
  • Proficiency in data analysis to assess the effectiveness of change initiatives and make data-driven decisions for improvement
  • Experienced in working in a multi-project environment where the relationships are equally as important as delivering the mahi

Ka kawea e koe | You will bring:

  • A commitment to being a good Te Tiriti partner in all your actions. This includes an understanding of the significance of and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the ability to apply Te Tiriti principles in a meaningful way in this role.
  • Competency with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth.

Ko te mahi e tika ana mō te ao hurihuri nei | Work that suits today's ever - changing world

Te Whatu Ora supports flexible and hybrid working for our kaimahi. In roles that don't require an in-person element, we encourage you to ‘work from where you are.' We want our national teams to be made up of diverse people from across the motu, just like our health system.

Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai |Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Our name, Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.

At Te Whatu Ora we acknowledge and respect our people's diversity and spiritual needs, ensuring a safe workplace that is a whānau orientated and supportive environment. We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Māori and ensures greater access, experience, and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific, and Disabled People.

 Tō tūranga i roto i Te Whatu Ora | Your place in Te Whatu Ora

When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change, which will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations. We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter.

We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Elismha Lubbe


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