Hobson Leavy are delighted to partner with Te Whatu Ora – New Zealand Health in the Executive Search to find the National Director, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing.
It’s not very often something happens that’s big enough that it will touch the lives of every single person in the motu. That’s what we’re talking about here. The provision of health services in Aotearoa, and how they are delivered, is changing in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora-Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora-Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of health services in Aotearoa for generations to come and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our whānau. Te Whatu Ora is ‘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. Join us in this mahi…
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
This is a brand new role reporting to the Chief People & Culture Officer, with responsibility for supporting and developing an embedded culture of health, safety and wellbeing across the motu. The role will be directly responsible for implementing a new operating model for Occupational Health, Health & Safety & Wellbeing to ensure that they create a safe and thriving environment for all of their teams.
You will work in close partnership with the executive leadership team, the Board Health & Safety Committee, union partners, and Te Aka Whai Ora-Maori Health Authority to enable the effective implementation of nationally agreed strategies to support the transformation of our organisational culture and equitable access to support for their teams.
Mōu | About you
We’re looking for a transformational leader who can show a significant pedigree in large, complex organisations. You’ll be able to show us that you’ve led the design, implementation and embedding of significant change, connecting across all levels of the organization. You’ll be an adept communicator who is able to engage customers and stakeholders inside and outside Te Whatu Ora.
Cultural competency is intrinsic to theirzzca successful operation, and your background achieving outcomes through meaningful partnerships will be essential.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
• Relevant graduate and post-graduate qualification in Occupational Health & Safety or related business subject
• Demonstrable system-wide experience in leading and managing through transformational system change, both within the organisation and externally
• Demonstrable experience in leading and managing a Health & Safety function within an organisation where a high level of organisational acumen and political nous was required
• Significant experience at leadership level within large public facing multi-faceted or complex environments with multiple consumer and political interests and expectations
This role requires
• An understanding of the significance of and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including how to apply Te Tiriti principles in a meaningful way in your role
• Competency with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a willingness to learn and grow
Nau mai, uru mai | Come and join us
Te Whatu Ora is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and that means people from all the communities we serve being represented in our workforce. 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. 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 particularly welcome applications from Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.
Te painga o te mahi tahi me matou | Benefits
This is a truly rewarding role where you will come to work each day making a difference, leading change, and creating capabilities across our health service. Te Whatu Ora supports flexible, and hybrid working and offers learning and growth opportunities to staff.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
For a confidential discussion on this role please contact Ellie Tomoana (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Hobson Leavy Executive Search.
T: +64 9 970 2434