Director Transformation 2DHB

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Location:  Wellington Regional Hospital and Hutt Valley Hospital

Contract: Full time, Fixed Term (June 2022)

About the role

The Director Transformation 2DHB role’s core purpose of this position is to provide leadership, expertise and coordination to the DHBs’ transformational/change activities and drive delivery.  The post-holder is expected to work from both Hutt Valley DHB and Capital and Coast DHB. This will be a fixed-term position to 30 June 2022.


  • Provision of support to the CE and ELT to develop a transformation programme that enables the DHBs to respond to the Transition to HNZ and develop and deliver sustainable and safe services that provide equitable health outcomes for our population
  • Provision of expert advice to ELT on transformation and change management activities
  • Facilitating and coordinating enterprise wide transformation/change projects into a coherent programme of work
  • On behalf of ELT, leading the delivery of the transformation programme
  • Developing and managing the DHBs’ change management plan that supports the transformation programme, ensuring coordination and integration across the DHBs
  • Ensuring that the transformation programme is underpinned by robust planning, risk management, budget management, benefits management and enterprise wide change management methodology and practice
  • Ensuring the development and implementation of a stakeholder engagement plan
  • Bringing together, managing and coordinating capability and resources to contribute to the delivery of the transformation programme, e.g. communications, finance, HR
  • Ensuring that the management and utilisation of people resources to support the transformation programme maximises the use of internal talent and capability and enables skills and knowledge to be retained by the DHBs for the future 
  • Act as a conduit between Ministry of Health and DHBs on the DHB’s Transformation Programme
  • Design, implement and manage a governance framework for the transformation programme.

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary level education minimum; Masters level education desirable
  • Membership of a relevant professional body 
  • Significant senior management experience with a track record of strategic leadership in a large and complex organisation
  • Experience of designing and leading significant programmes of transformation/change in a large multi-disciplinary environment
  • Experience in introducing innovation and service development initiatives
  • Experience (desirable) or knowledge and understanding (essential) of the health environment and the strategic direction of the health and disability system in NZ
  • Knowledge and understanding of the concepts underpinning successful transformation, change and programme management and experience of putting these into practice.
  • Excellent leadership skills 
  • Ability to lead in a flexible matrix environment, influencing without delegated authority
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to adapt approach to a diverse range of situations and stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including excellent presentation skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work and deliver results in a politically sensitive environment with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Skills in creating an environment that empowers and enables high performance
  • Able to work effectively across both strategic and operational activities where required
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills to support effective delivery

Personal Attributes

  • Someone who will be respected as a peer who has the wisdom to be able to provide guidance and counsel when required
  • A systems-thinker – able to see links and dependencies across a complex range of services, organisations and stakeholders
  • Ability to cope under pressure; being resourceful, resilient, and adept at managing multiple deadlines 
  • The ability to challenge and question the ‘status quo’ and facilitate the development of innovative and workable performance improvements
  • Comfortable with requiring minimal support and able to work self-sufficiently.

About our organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples and the Disability Community.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

How to apply

Applications close 28 June 2021 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers Website. 

For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: SS164-21

Location: Wellington, Lower Hutt

Closing Date: 25 June 2021