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Programme Lead


We are looking for an experienced programme lead to provide programme and project management for the integrated primary mental health and addiction programme.

Over the last two years there has been investment by the Ministry of Health in the establishment of some new roles in primary and community settings around Aotearoa New Zealand. These roles aim to increase access and choice for people and their whānau who are in need of mental wellbeing support.

As programme lead you will provide oversight and coordination of the training programmes and the development of new workforce development initiatives for a number of these new roles. We are looking for someone with project management expertise, exceptional coordination skills, the ability to work with key stakeholders and work part of a team.

This is a full-time role 40 hours per week working Monday to Friday 8.30am- 5.00 pm. Based in Ellerslie, Auckland.

About Te Pou

Te Pou is the national centre of workforce development for the New Zealand mental health, addiction and disability sectors. Blueprint for Learning is our partner learning and development organisation. We support organisations to implement policy, and plan and develop their workforce with practical resources, consultation and education. use evidence to help build better services to improve people's lives.

Te Pou is part of the Wise Group, a family of peak performing charitable entities working in areas from frontline service to software development.

Te Pou is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and the Human Rights Act as reflected in our Kanorau (diversity and inclusion) charter. We are committed to greater equity of access and outcomes for Māori, Pasifika and other population groups with a higher of risk mental health and addiction and poorer outcomes. The values outlined in Let's get real are integral to our work.

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Essential requirements

  • Experience in programme or project management skills in the health sector, preferably mental health, addiction or primary care
  • Ability to review research, data, evaluation and evidence to inform quality improvement and programme development
  • Proven experience working collaboratively to facilitate learning to equip people with the knowledge and skills relevant to their role
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Strong familiarity with tikanga Māori
  • Understanding of cultural diversity principles and commitment to achieving equity
  • Ability to manage ambiguity - can decide and act without the total picture
  • Practice reflects the essential level of Let's get real across the seven Real Skills
  • Able to travel if required.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its' purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

Ready to take a look at Te Pou? Then apply now.

Closing Date:

Tuesday 12 April 2022. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Position description:

Emma Wood, Manager - Practice on 027 233 1714, if you have any questions