Project Manager - Te Tumu Waiora

Nelson Marlborough Health

  • Fixed Term
  • Nelson-Tasman

Location: Nelson

  • Pivotal role in building a primary care model that is responsive to our whānau mental wellbeing
  • A rewarding role that will help make a difference
  • 0.5 FTE, fixed-term to June 2023

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Our purpose is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our community through an accessible and integrated primary mental health service. To support this direction, we are investing in enhancing our primary mental health and wellbeing response with the Te Tumu Waiora model of care.

Te Tumu Waiora is the culmination of work developed by a group of providers and consumers in the North Island and adopted by the Ministry of Health to be rolled out across selected general practice site in New Zealand over the next few years.

Based on international evidence and local co-design, the new model of care provides rapid, targeted brief intervention to people who are experiencing mental distress or who need behavioural advice and support.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly configured team to support the introduction of Te Tumu Waiora across the Nelson Marlborough district.

This role will provide project leadership and management support on the initiation, planning, establishment, monitoring and execution of the integrated primary mental health and addiction service, Te Tumu Wāiora across the Nelson Marlborough Health district.

This fixed-term position, working 40 hours a fortnight (0.5 FTE), will need to establish the framework, systems and processes for the staged roll-out and ongoing operations of the programme across selected sites.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be someone who is passionate what you do and are looking for further growth and challenges. It will be great opportunity for you to use your skills in critical thinking, problem solving and change management. You also need to be someone with effective project team leadership skills and is able to demonstrate your ability to build relationships quickly.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

The position description is available on the NMH careers site.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

For role specific information please contact Lorraine Moss-Smith - Sector Relationships and Contract Manager on 022 015 2961

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position.


Applications close on Sunday, 24 October 2021(unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.


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