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Position Title: Relationship Manager - Mental Health Network & NGO Services
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/per week)
Date Posted: 05/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 18/09/2019 11PM
Job #: 059515
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Relationship Manager - Mental Health Network & NGO Services


  • Make a real difference to the shape of the Southern Mental Health and Addictions System
  • Join our dynamic team - we’re moving ahead and going places!


About the Role

The role of Relationship Manager, supporting the General Manager, will lead and support the Mental  Health Network through transformational change and ensure it is funded in a way that supports contemporary practice; empowered to implement the Raise Hope II strategy; and rebalance the investment across specialist and primary /community mental health services. The implementation of He Ara Oranga will create opportunities for the Southern district to move towards improving outcomes for people across the continuum of care and district.


In partnership with the Mental Health Leadership team, which includes an Australasian award winner for leadership in the field of mental health.  This role will be responsible for strategic planning and funding of services; relationship and contract management of health and disability service providers in a collaborative and coordinated manner; management of a budget for services, within national, South Island and local commissioning frameworks; and monitoring of provider compliance to quality and performance standards and contractual obligations.


With responsibilities across the Mental Health Network and NGO Services within the Southern district, including the development of relationships with a diverse and complex range of stakeholders, it is essential that you bring your passion for working in Mental Health and engaging communication style to help drive this service forward.


About You

With tertiary qualifications (ideally in Health or Management), and experience and success in a similar and relevant position elsewhere, your contribution will be valued and appreciated. You can’t do this alone however, so your ability to engage, and your approachability and commitment to success will be evident in the roles you’ve held previously and your aspirations for the future.  There is appetite for change at Southern DHB, and we want you to help shape our future.

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.  With that comes diverse communities and therefore challenges and opportunities.  A great place to make your mark!

Here at Southern DHB, we’re undergoing transformation, as we work towards the goal of becoming a clinically and financially sustainable organisation, supporting our district.  We’re working very hard to provide high quality health and disability services so we’re highly focused on bringing in the right people with the appropriate experience and leadership skills, to turn our strategic goals into reality. We’re prioritising the development of our organisational culture through extensive consultation with staff and our communities – with the aim of making Southern DHB not only a great place to work, but to become an employer of choice where our staff are valued and empowered and we can truly make a difference as we work towards a more patient-centred system.


The Location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Dunedin has a small city feel, with a high energy vibe.  So whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Please note that travel throughout our district will be a requirement with this position. You will also need a full drivers licence.



Closing Date: Wednesday 18 September, 2019


For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email

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