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Project Manager - Implementation of Primary Maternity Strategy

Project Manager – Implementation of Primary Maternity Strategy

  • 12 months fixed term, until 20 May 2022
  • Monday to Friday (40 hours per week)
  • District wide scope with travel required
  • Could be based in Dunedin, Invercargill or Queenstown


About the Opportunity

Reporting to our General Manager Primary Care and Population Health this critical role has been developed to work with the Primary Maternity Sector to implement the actions as outlined in the Primary Maternity System of Care: https://www.southernhealth.nz/publications/primary-maternity-care-review-report. It is envisaged that the position will be reviewed towards the end of the 12 months.


About You

This is a role where your exemplary project management skills will be well utilised, but you’ll also need to be a doer. The Review Report and its recommendations provide a clear road map and we need you to help us achieve the step changes. Working with diverse stakeholders, ensuring regular and meaningful reporting we are keen to see applications now with:

  • experience in successful project management and facilitation including planning, budgeting, financial process tracking, workstream management, risk and issues management
  • a good understanding of and commitment to the challenges and opportunities the action plan provides Treaty of Waitangi and the importance of reducing inequalities in health outcomes
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills including stakeholder management
  • a drive for results and delivery
  • ideally a tertiary qualification in a relevant field or 5+ years’ experience in project management or service delivery in a health-related field.


You’ll need to be resilient, persistent and focused on the end goals as we want to make a significant difference, but you will be supported by extremely professional colleagues all dedicated to lifting the bar. This really is a unique opportunity to help set us up for the future as we continue to transform the models of care and services we provide to our diverse communities. 


The Locations

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


Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.


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Closing Date: Sunday, 16 May 2021

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, phone (03) 214 5770 or email: theonette.ramsden@southerndhb.govt.nz


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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