Service Manager, COVID-19
Full-time, fixed-term
Applications close:  15 July 2022

About us

Te Oranganui Trust is an iwi organisation established in 1993 to improve access and service delivery of health services to Māori in the wider Whanganui region. Over time the roles and functions of the organisation have grown and the organisation now delivers a wide range of health and social services to all people throughout the Whanganui and neighbouring regions.


Our services include, Vocations, Mental Health & Addictions, Disability Support, Whānau & Community health and wellbeing, Family Start & Tamariki Ora.


Our vision is to empower whanau into their future. Korowaitia te puna waiora, hei oranga motuhake mō te iwi. The way we do this is reflected in our values.

Tika                                        We honour our word

Whānaungatanga            We care, we listen, we act and we learn.

Pono                                     We are well informed and value the knowledge we hold.

Kotahitanga                        We work together to build our collective capacity.


About you

As our COVID-19 Service Manager, you’ll be leading a team of professionals to successfully deliver welfare and clinical services in response to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This senior management role will have a specific focus on providing overall strategic and operational leadership to two existing teams within the organisation, including staff training and performance management.


The key accountabilities for this role are:

  • Leading the organisations overall COVID-19 pandemic response;

  • Leading the welfare hub functions, including food distribution and MSD Connectors;

  • Leading the clinical functions including immunisation and vaccination mobile health teams;

  • Supporting Managers with their COVID-19 considerations within their own teams; and

  • Reporting to and engagement with relevant funders and stakeholders on progress toward expectations, including financials.


This role is covered by the government’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for the health and disabilities sector. This means that it is a requirement that this role is undertaken by a fully vaccinated person (or a person who holds a valid exemption issued by the Director-General of Health).


What you’ll bring to the role

The ideal applicant will bring at least two or three years of management experience to the role, preferably in the health sector. You’ll also have significant experience in managing staff, and leading teams to exceed expectations and become a high-performing unit, which includes planning and forecasting to ensure contractual obligations are met. Finally, you’ll have an unwavering commitment to kaupapa Māori, Whānau Ora and achieving the best possible outcomes to the communities we serve.


How to apply

Applications for this role close on 15 July 2022. Please apply via our website. If you have any questions, or wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Mātaiwhetū (CEO) Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata via or call 06 349 0007.