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Project Manager - Primary Care

Project Manager - Primary Care

Dunedin or Southland

Salary Band – $75,000 - $85,000 p.a + Kiwisaver


  • Permanent, full time (1.0 FTE), 40 hours per week
  • Enjoy subsidised gym, health insurance and retail discounts!
  • Join a high performing team!


Mō te tūranga | About the role


This position will work closely with the Primary Care Manager to oversee the development and delivery of primary care services that align with Te Pae Tata. Particular focus will be on Māori, Pacifica and Refugee communities in Southern and managing contracts that support equitable healthcare for all. The Project Manager will support projects in collaboration with the Primary Care Manager, the Planning and wider Directorate team while maintaining and developing key partnerships/collaborations within the wider organisation and with external organisations.


Key tasks of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure primary care is delivered in community settings according to a localities model of service delivery and Te Pae Tata with a particular focus on refugee health
  • Use appropriate project management tools/methodology to develop service, e.g. Skills for Change, A3 methodology
  • Manage the contracts for refugee services with PHO and any other contractors.
  • Contribute to improving Te Whatu Ora Southern and the health sectors eCALD competencies through facilitating Professional development opportunities  as appropriate


See position description.


Mōu ake | About you

  • Proven experience in the health sector in a coordination and collaborative leadership or management position.
  • The ability to “relate to”, work, and communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of professional, cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Programme Planning, Development and evaluation
  • Experience in identifying, initiating and leading key projects to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing, media, group facilitation and negotiation
  • Experienced in financial management ensuring costs are managed within budget.


Painga | Benefits


  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  8 January 2023

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


Tono ināianei | Apply now

For further information please contact Hannah Friedrich, Recruitment Advisor at

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: All conversations will be confidential in nature.


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


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)


COVID-19 Vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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