General Manager Health Services – Kaiwhakahaere Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne

Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua

  • Full Time
  • Manawatū-Whanganui
  • Significant experience at a General Manager level.
  • Broad reaching and varied position.
  • Dannevirke location.

A unique opportunity to lead real change in the Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua (Tararua District) community and will attract those with solid, relatable, and transferable health and business experience with a strong cultural competency.

Ko wai mātou? – Who are we?

Rangitane o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua (RoTNaR) as mana whenua undertakes the following activities:

  • Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne is the social and health services arm providing a wide range of services to whānau and community.
  • Te Whare Taiao o Rangitāne Ltd – undertakes cultural, political and environmental functions, and
  • Te Tahua o Rangitāne Ltd – manages asset and promotes economic development

RoTNaR is built on strong foundational values of;

  • Te Tapere nui o Whātonga – Identity
  • Ngā Kete o te Hauora – Well-being
  • Te Pou o Irakumia – Openness and Accountability
  • Te Ngaru tai moana nui – Dedication and Commitment
  • He iti te Kōpara – Positive Assertiveness
  • Puakiteao – Protection

RoTNaR is going from strength to strength, plotting a forward course and searching for a highly experienced General Manager Health Services – Kaiwhakahaere Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne to join the team for the next phase of their journey.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position 

The General Manager Health Services – Kaiwhakahaere Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne will lead and build an effective, results-focussed relationship with RoTNaR, providing high-quality support to the Board and working with the Chair to establish high standards of governance practice. Translating and operationalising Board developed strategies into programmes of work; you will set about reviewing the existing strategic objectives, creating, and implementing a robust annual plan.  In addition, you will be responsible for identifying new opportunities and driving business sustainability by tendering and securing new funding streams through contracted and non-contracted portfolios.

You will support current programmes of work, aligning resources, striving for continuous improvement and reaching agreed outcomes. This position is positioned to continue to maintain effective, strategic relationships with key health, wellbeing and wellness stakeholder groups, through developing strong, long-lasting, high trust relationships.  Responsible for building positive partnerships with clients, you will always be looking at ways where RoTNaR can add value and expand services.

Working collaboratively and in partnership to achieve the goals, a key component of the role will be the effective management of existing resources, adhering to quality management systems, and contributing to team efforts to deliver excellent services.

An inspiring and uniting leader, you will be looking to make a real and lasting contribution to the business of Te Kete Hau Ora in line with the future of iwi, hapū and marae health and wellbeing. With the proven experience to build relationships and rapport that reach from grass roots to the board room, you will steer a clear course, bringing others on the journey with you.  Managing Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne at a strategic level, you will navigate between strategy and operations, developing work plans, mentoring staff, and successfully managing end to end Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne organisational outcomes.

Driving both change, and continuous improvement, you will influence key health, wellbeing and wellness decisions, and provide strategic, health, wellbeing, and wellness advice in the application of core values across Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne  practice as well as enhancing equity, professional and cultural safety. Instrumental in the development of culturally competent teams, you will develop, raise, and maintain the cultural capacity and competency of Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne kaimahi by ensuring appropriate written human resource plans, policies and procedures are in place for staff.  Once they are onboard you will help to develop kaimahi to grow their internal professional skill sets and aspirations.

With operational oversight of Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne, you will be responsible for workforce planning and maintaining budgets. Also delivering operational and financial reporting to the Board.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Essential skills/experiences for the role

A skill set which includes proven people and organisational leadership experience at a senior level is a prerequisite, as is the reputation as a people influencer, a trusted leader who can develop, raise, and maintain the Health, wellbeing, and wellness of Te Kete Hauora o Rangitane.

Skills, competencies, and experience required for application is to include;

  • A tertiary qualification in either management, health, social or allied health services, Iwi, hapū development and relevant experience.
  • Previous experience as a General Manger or experience at a similar level within health governance or business leadership.
  • A working knowledge of Te Reo me ōna tikanga.
  • Skilled in both people and operational health management, the capability to take strategy and deliver operational outcomes.
  • Ability to build and maintain links to the local community.
  • Extensive experience developing departmental frameworks and models of practice.
  • Skilled at networking and building relationships across iwi stakeholders, social service providers, government, and NGO’s.
  • A proud, authentic, and inspiring leadership style and experience with people coaching and mentoring.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills including a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of Health, wellbeing and wellness stakeholders.
  • Experienced in the development of specific Health, wellbeing and wellness stakeholder management plans especially, local, and central government entities, Māori organisations and NGO’s.
  • The ability to operate effectively with a high level of diplomacy.
  • Strong business and financial acumen, experience in the development of annual budgets, forecasting and risk analysis.

You will be leading and developing strategic and operational engagement plans, programmes, projects, and initiatives. Developing frameworks and tools for service analysis, review, and improvement, you will skillfully review, negotiate, finalise, monitor, and manage various contracts which include employment, provision of services, purchase, supply, and lease contracts. Ensuring the internal structure of Te Kete Hauora o Rangitāne can meet the strategic intent of the Board, you will be accountable for understanding and forecasting and its effectiveness in terms of use and growth of assets and resources.

Continuously scanning for future influences and opportunities likely to impact Health, wellbeing and wellness priorities, you ensure the business maintains it course, and remains responsive to the needs of hapū, marae and whānau now and well into the future.

Te Tono – How to apply

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to

Applications close: Monday 4th October 2021 at 5pm.


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