Manager, Service Planning

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MOH/1430472
  • Job Title: Manager, Service Planning
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  • Summary:
  • Suport the Ministry and District Health Boards
  • Support the development of long term investment plans
  • Provide written advice to Ministers and Cabinet


Do you want to be part of a newly created team tasked with supporting the delivery of capital infrastructure in the Health sector?


In Budget 2019, the Government announced $20 million over four years to enhance the capability and capacity of the Ministry to support DHBs’ capital investments, including the establishment of the health infrastructure unit.


The new unit is led by the Deputy Director-General, DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure and have teams headed up by a Director of Infrastructure and Group Manager, Capital Investment. The high-level functions include design standards, planning, prioritising and monitoring of infrastructure projects and delivery of infrastructure projects.


As the Manager Service Planning, you will be responsible for managing a team and work programme that will provide a long term national understanding of clinical service requirements across DHB services including development and standardisation of service capacity modelling.  This will include:

  • Developing a national understanding of health service requirements to support prioritization of investments
  • Forecasting the future health needs of New Zealand through robust models of care and demand/capacity modelling assumptions
  • Developing national service standards  to ensure consistency nationwide with appropriate performance measures
  • Providing leadership and management for projects and areas, working with direct reports
  • Leading and supporting the pastoral and development needs of the Group.


To be successful, you will need:

  • Previous successful experience in collaborating and brokering with other stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes
  • A strong understanding of health service design
  • People leadership and management experience
  • Previous experience in data analysis, including service and capacity modelling
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience (Health Service Planning, Health Management).


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.


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 recruitment at  

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on 14 November 2019.


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