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Director Mental Health and Addiction Sector Leadership

  • 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 brings leadership and oversight to the transformation of our mental health and addiction system, to contribute to better and equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in Aotearoa.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will lead the Commission's monitoring of mental health and addiction services and advocacy for improved services and supports that will drive improved outcomes for people.

Our work involves considerable input from Māori, people with lived experience, and the mental health and addiction service sector. You will lead strong collaborative relationships across the mental health and addictions sector and with tāngata whaiora and whānau to ensure their voices are reflected in our work.

We are looking for someone who has the following:

  • Extensive senior experience in mental health and addiction service management
  • Can demonstrate having a high level of credibility and respect across the mental health and addiction sectors and the ability to influence sector outcomes.
  • Deep knowledge of Te Ao Māori approaches to monitoring and improving services.
  • Substantive experience working with tāngata whaiora/people with lived experience and whānau
  • Experience in the establishment and embedding of measurement and evaluation frameworks, systems and processes on a National level

This is a great time to join our team and contribute to improving wellbeing in Aotearoa, particularly for Māori and our priority population groups.

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 as tangata whenua.

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 descriptions and application form. Please send your completed application form to

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday, 23 March 2022.