Service Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/11973
  • Job Title: Service Manager
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Service Manager – Population Health


  • Lead from the front
  • Your chance to be involved in shaping our future
  • Opportunity to be based in Southland or Wakari Hospital.
  • This is a district service and an ability to travel is essential.

Your chance to be involved in shaping our future – an opportunity not to be missed!

About us

Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.

About the opportunity

This leadership opportunity works across the Southern district. As part of the Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, you will lead and drive a large community focussed multi-disciplinary team across focused on tamariki and whanau. This encompasses Te Punaka oraka (Public Health Nursing), New Borne Hearing Screening and Vision Hearing testing, Sexual Health Clinic, Sexual Assault and Treatment Service and Cervical Screening programmes.

You will be committed to the principles of the Te Tiritio Waitangi and equity in everything you do. This role has a strong strategic, service development and quality improvement focus that will see you working in partnership across the health system, to align with our vision and values.

No two days in this role will be the same as you will be managing a high performing team who value patient centred care. Your strong leadership skills will be invaluable to the success of your team. Your responsibilities are focused on supporting clinical and non-clinical managers, Business Planning and Service Delivery, Staff Management and Planning, Financial and Strategic Management and Quality and Risk Management and streamlining other systems and processes within the services.

About you

You will bring your experience and skills in building productive relationships with partners, understanding communities’ needs, and developing innovative population-based programmes in alignment with our Primary and Community Strategy and Ministry of Health requirements.We want an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, someone who has excellent facilitation skills.

With tertiary qualifications (ideally in Health or Health Management), and leadership experience in a similar and relevant position elsewhere, your contribution will be valued and appreciated. You can’t do this alone however, so your ability to lead and engage, and your approachability and commitment to success will be evident in the roles you’ve held previously and your aspirations for the future.

There is appetite for change at Southern DHB, and we want you to help shape our future.

The location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – theres literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your family.

Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!

Closing date: Sunday, 21 February 2021

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: