Relationship Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Porfolio/Contract/Relationship Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 19-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MOH/1423660
  • Job Title: Relationship Manager
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  • Summary:
  • Unique opportunity to lead strategic engagement with DHB Leaders 
  • Work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a focus on organisational performance
  • Four opportunities available


Here is your opportunity to achieve meaningful and sustainable improvement in DHB performance leading to better health outcomes for New Zealanders.


The DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure directorate ensure strong effective engagement and relationships and provide leadership and support to ensure DHBs deliver on and are accountable for their operational, capital and financial performance.  We also deliver major health infrastructure projects for the Crown; process payments and administer contracts for health care services.


We now have unique and exciting opportunities for Relationship Managers within this Directorate. As a Relationship Manager, you will:

  • Develop engagement approaches for a portfolio of DHBs and then lead strategic and performance discussions with those DHBs
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of your portfolio and be the conduit for leading the Ministry’s response to DHB performance, across the spectrum from strategic planning and performance through to immediate emerging risks and issues
  • Ensure a strong and constructive working relationship between the Ministry and DHBs
  • Help to drive operational sustainability and high performance for the DHB sector.


We are seeking people who have:

  • Proven experience in effectively collaborating and engaging at the most senior levels to achieve desired outcomes
  • The ability to develop and operate in an environment that demands a high level of senior stakeholder engagement, political nous, outcome focus, financial management and proven knowledge of good governance and management
  • Experience in achieving results in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and multiple stakeholders
  • The ability to build strong internal relationships with Ministry of Health subject experts and leaders
  • A strong knowledge and experience of the Health Sector is desirable.


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  

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

Advertising for this role closes on Friday, 22 November 2019.


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.