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Position Title: Relationship Manager Mental Health Network & NGO Services
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0FTE (40 hours per week)
Date Posted: 31/08/2017
Application Closing Date: 13/08/2017 11PM
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Relationship Manager Mental Health Network & NGO Services

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

Here at Southern DHB, we’re undergoing significant 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 role of Relationship Manager, supporting the General Manager, will lead and support the Mental Health Network / Alliance through transformational change and ensure it is funded in a way that supports contemporary practice; empowered to implement the Raise Hope strategy; and rebalance the investment across specialist and primary /community mental health services. 

In partnership with the Mental Health Leadership team, 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.

With tertiary qualifications (ideally in Health or Management), and experience 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.

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 surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Please note that travel throughout our district will be a requirement with this position.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 13 August 2017

For a confidential discussion please contact Jayne Jepson, Recruitment Manager, ph 027 583 4138 or email

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