Strategic Programme Change lead

  • Leading the delivery of HDC strategic change programme
  • Provide operational change advisory, planning, and implementation expertise
  • Auckland or Wellington based
  • Part-time (0.5 FTE)

HDC is looking for a passionate and motivated leader to join the team. The Change Lead will play a crucial role in preparing the organisation with its 2024 strategic programme of work over the next three years. The purpose of Te Toihau Hauora, Hauātanga | Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) is to promote and protect health and disability services consumers’ rights and to facilitate the fair and efficient resolution of complaints relating to infringement of those rights.

The Programme Change Lead will work closely with the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners, divisional managers, team leaders, and relevant staff, and is accountable for the delivery of a suite of change initiatives across the business. 

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Experience in leading, managing and advising on complex change programmes (preferably in the public sector)
  • Evidence of working at a senior level and sound understanding of the challenges in effecting change across a complex environment with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, tools and frameworks to increase organisational performance
  • Exceptional ability to clearly articulate messages and change management outcomes
  • A proven ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across a range of stakeholders impacted by the change initiatives.
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels in an organisation, displaying strong analytical thinking, strategic planning, leadership, business acumen and organisational skills
  • Well-developed business acumen and understanding of organisational issues and challenges
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and HDC’s responsibility as a Crown agency to work in partnership with Iwi Māori

If you're keen to see the direct impact that your contribution can have for the health and disability sector, this is your opportunity to see the positive outcomes first hand. Apply now if you're ready to make a difference.

Download the Position Description here.

All applicants must complete the online HDC application form to be considered. Applications can be submitted via the button below. Your CV and Cover Letter can be attached within the application. 

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Applications for this role closes at Friday 8 July 2022 at 5.30pm.