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Principal Advisor, Commissioning Business Services - Te Manawa Taki

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
Posted by:Te Whatu Ora
No Longer Available


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Contribute to transforming the future of health
  • Flexible working supported to balance your work and lifestyle
  • Based in our Te Manawa Taki Region

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

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

The Pae Ora legislation gives us the mandate and opportunity to create a system of commissioning that has the needs of whānau and communities at its heart. In this new model, we are not ‘commissioners' holding the power. We are Te Tiriti o Waitangi partners and allies, we are listeners of diverse voices, we are holders of the space for communities and whānau to lead. We are a team of teams who live within and reflect the communities we serve.

We are responsible for designing community-based systems of care, agreeing health and wellbeing plans, executing those plans, and monitoring outcomes which then feed into the design process. We work in partnership with our Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora colleagues to shape system-wide public health services across the motu.

The Principal Advisor is responsible for providing high quality information and advice in support of the work programmes in commissioning.  The Principal Advisor acts as the main conduit between Commissioning and key personnel in the Office of the Chief Executive, liaising directly on Ministerial briefings and communications.

This role manages the Te Manawa Taki Region made up of Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti and Taranaki. Ideally, you will be based in one of these locations, but this can be discussed at interview stage

Ngā pūkenga me ngā weako | Skills and experience

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to tailor complex messages to a range of audiences.  
  • Experience working strategically and applying critical thinking, as well as sound judgement in the development of options and provision of advice. 
  • Experience in the development and presentation of well-articulated, unambiguous, and robust advice, papers, and reports.
  • A proven ability to use data and insights to identify trends, risks, and opportunities, to influence and guide organisational and system-level decision making.
  • Previous experience working in government and a thorough understanding of the machinery of Government. 
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and influencing relationships internally and externally, across various groups, including at a senior level.

Nau mai, uru mai | Come and join us 

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 for generations. 

Our name, Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining 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.

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 improved access, experience and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific and Disabled People. 

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

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 lives, 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, please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.