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Director Corporate Services

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  • Location:


  • Applications Close:

    19 September 2021

  • Sector:

    Mental Health
  • Type:


  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

  • Contact:

  • Direct report to Chief Executive
  • Small independent Crown Entity
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi grounded organisation

Do you thrive in an environment where you can be part of shaping something new? Are you looking for a role that will have a positive impact on the lives of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand?

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission opened its doors on 9 February 2021 to bring leadership and oversight to the transformation of our mental health and addiction system, and to contribute to better and equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in Aotearoa.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the corporate functions for the Commission.

These functions include:

  • finance, communications, planning, Machinery of Government, accountability,
  • human resources, IT, facilities, and office management.

Working for a smaller organisation, you can look forward to providing both strategic and operational advice and information that informs executive decision making by the Chief Executive, Leadership team, and Board.

Ideal candidates must have:

  • previous experience as a Corporate Services Manager providing support to a governing board, senior executives, and their teams
  • appropriate accountancy qualification and membership of Chartered Accountants Australia - New Zealand
  • strong experience with public sector / Crown entity planning, accountability, and reporting processes including managing production of plans, such as the Statement of Intent and Statement of Performance Expectations, and reporting, such as regular financial and performance reports and the Annual report
  • knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations for Crown agencies
  • a strong understanding of the machinery of Government
  • excellent organisational skills along with the ability to think ahead, use initiative, establish priorities, and meet deadlines while preserving the highest levels of accuracy and confidentiality
  • excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the capacity to manage relationships at all levels, including with the Board, the Ministry of Health, and other health sector leaders
  • proven record of delivery of high-quality work, including when working with ambiguity and time constraints
  • high-level analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to develop sound solutions in complex and ambiguous situations.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi-grounded organisation, we are committed to fulfilling our responsibility as an independent Crown Entity to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and work in partnership with Māori.

We want our workforce to be a reflection of our communities across Aotearoa and are actively seeking applications from people who represent that diversity.

To apply, please go to our website where you can download the position description and application form.

Please send your completed application form to

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 19 September 2021.