Group Director Operations

Multiple Locations - Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch

Reference Number: 8598NIaa

Group Director Operations

Multiple Locations - Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch

Building the future of health-Te hanga i te oranga hauora a meake nei. 

Te Whatu Ora is building the future of health in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are dedicated to delivering equitable, safe, and effective hospital and specialist services, ensuring the highest standards of care for our communities. Our Group Directors Operations (GDOs) will be central to realising this vision.

At Te Whatu Ora we acknowledge our people’s diversity, ensuring a safe workplace that is whānau oriented. We are working towards a system that better meets the needs of a growing population, addresses persistent inequalities, and ensures greater access for those traditionally not well served by the system.  

Te whiwhinga mahi – The opportunity 

At this pivotal time for Aotearoa’s Health Sector, we are seeking experienced healthcare leaders with a demonstrated passion for clinical and service excellence. Our GDOs are collaborative leaders, committed to making an enduring impact on the delivery of hospital and specialist services for Aotearoa. Join us at the forefront of healthcare transformation as we seek values-based leaders who are dedicated to access equity and operational excellence in the service of our communities.   

As GDO you will be part of a national team reporting to a Hospital and Specialist Services (H&SS) Regional Director and hold accountability for clinical and operational delivery across your Hospital Group. You will work with your Regional Director to set and facilitate rigorous performance management across priority areas so that services are delivered to the highest professional standards with respect to quality, access, and financial domains.

This critical role leads change, resource allocation, and collaborates closely with clinical leaders in the delivery of whānau centred services. The GDO will reflect the principles of access equity and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all aspects of their leadership practice.

GDOs will foster collaboration across the Hospital & Specialist Services leadership team to deliver the best services for all of Aotearoa. In practice this will involve building professional, collegial relationships with your peers to ensure networked ways of working. 

Mōu – About you 

Great candidates will have a record of relevant leadership expertise in the health sector, with a broad understanding of clinical systems, hospital operations, and specialist services. You will have a demonstrated commitment to equity, high-quality care and continuous improvement. Communication is at the heart of this role, so you will engage broadly with your people, colleagues and partners to build a networked culture that prioritises the patient and whānau experience.

This is an opportunity to shape the future of healthcare in Aotearoa in an integrated, inclusive work environment that values your expertise. If you are excited about leading system and community-centred transformation, we encourage you to apply.  

Before submitting your application for any of these opportunities please review the Candidate Briefing Document link below.