Chief Executive

  • Inaugural high-profile role

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission (MHWC) is an independent Crown entity established to contribute to better and equitable mental health and wellbeing for people in New Zealand. In its work it will give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi to achieve more equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori. The MWHC will provide system-level oversight of mental health and wellbeing and hold the government and other decision makers to account.

As the inaugural leader of the MWHC you will influence organisational cultural development and implement business systems supportive of long-term success. Externally you will be responsible for influencing the co-ordination of the Mental Health and wellbeing systems across New Zealand.

You will be recognised for your skill and experience as a leader and for your ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Acknowledged as collaborative, strategic, and visionary, you will be comfortable in implementing structure supportive of quality outcomes. This will ensure equity and meet MWHC’s Tiriti o Waitangi obligations while also maintaining focus on equity and diversity. You will be tertiary qualified and/or have equivalent experience in health or a relevant field, as well as experience of working with Tangata whenua to establish partnerships.

The position requires inter-personal, relationship management and networking skills and comfort in leading a tikanga based organisation. It would be useful if you are already a te reo speaker, but you will be supported to incorporate te reo me ōna tikanga into the role.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday, 20 April 2021
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Simon Urquhart-Hay or David Hollander on 04 550 8000

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