Director Policy, Research and Performance
The Nursing Council of New Zealand is the regulatory authority responsible for the registration of nurses. Its mission is to set and maintain nursing standards to protect the health and safety of the public through ensuring that nurses are competent and fit to practise.
The Council is looking to appoint an outstanding Director of Policy, Research and Performance, who will be responsible for leading a high performing team that is focused on the provision of high quality, and well-researched policy advice, evidence, and strategic performance guidance to the Council Governance Board, the Chief Executive, and the Executive Team.
As a key member of the executive leadership team, the role will be accountable for:
- leading the policy, research, and performance team, maintaining a strong, positive, and open culture in that team and across the organisation.
- ensuring the Council’s Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations are recognised and embedded through policy and leadership work.
- working with the Board, Chief Executive, and staff across the Council to develop key strategic documents, plans, and reports.
- leading the design of major strategic projects and reviews, and contributing a policy and evidence-informed perspective to all functions of the Council.
- managing relationships with major stakeholders and the nursing profession.
- domestic and international environment scanning to identify opportunities and risks for nursing regulation, with particular reference to changing policy and legislative contexts.
To be successful, you will have a strong track record (a minimum of eight years) in developing, managing, and delivering robust and pragmatic policy advice, preferably in an operational environment. Success in this role will require outstanding people leadership and communication skills, and the ability to foster positive collaborative relationships with major stakeholders including health sector leaders, government agencies, and professional bodies.
You will have demonstrated experience in a role that requires critical thinking, evidence use, and problem-solving skills in a complex context involving a variety of different groups, people, and other stakeholders. You will possess a strong understanding of the machinery of government and be aware of current major drivers in health and social policy, including the need to achieve equity for Māori.
You will be committed to evidence-informed regulation and policy development, and understand how Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori concepts are realised and applied within the health system.
This search process is being managed by Rothley Partners on behalf of the Nursing Council. Please apply on SEEK
. You can email [email protected]
for a copy of the candidate pack or alternatively for more information contact Marc Schmid on 021 102 6192 or Sean Brunner on 021 712 891.