VACANCY:Chief Executive Role for The New Zealand College of Midwives

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VACANCY:Chief Executive Role for The New Zealand College of Midwives

  • Diverse and challenging leadership role

  • Meaningful and impactful organisation

  • Christchurch based

Established in 1989 and representing over 3000 members, the New Zealand College of Midwives are the voice for midwives and women. Our vision is that all pregnant women in New Zealand can access and enjoy the services of a highly educated and competent midwifery service based on partnership with women and whānau. With a team of 19 employees and 11 contractors we work to achieve this through promoting standards of practice and providing multiple ongoing education and quality assurance opportunities for registered midwives. Our organisational values are; being professional, non- hierarchical, informed and constructive, passionate, determined and generous.

Due to the forthcoming retirement of our long serving Chief Executive Officer, the National Committee are seeking to appoint the College’s next Chief Executive Officer.

Reporting to the National Committee, this pivotal leadership role has 13 direct reports and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the College’s strategic plan to facilitate the achievement of the organisation’s vision, whilst also striving to meet our members’ diverse needs. Given the breadth of services the College provides and the context in which we operate, this entails leadership and oversight of:

  • Members’ professional and educational development

  • Midwifery advocacy and representation

  • Regional activities

  • Public relations, including media engagement

  • Stakeholder engagement and partnership management

  • Contract management and negotiations

  • Business and membership development

  • Business planning, financial management and staff management

  • Continuing to foster a positive organisational culture

The successful candidate will be a registered, experienced midwife with a Master’s degree who has substantial knowledge and experience in health sector and of New Zealand’s midwifery lead model of care. You will be a proven strategic leader who has successfully worked in a ‘flat’ organisational structure where collaboration and ‘rolling up your sleeves to get the job done’ is the norm.

Exceptional relationship management skills are essential, as are high levels of critical thinking ability, and proven oral and written communication skills. You will need to be resilient, adaptable, organised, commercially astute and comfortable with stakeholder management and negotiating on behalf of members and the organisation. Knowledge of and exposure to public relations and how to front media queries would be advantageous.

In addition to the above, to truly excel in this role you will have generosity of spirit for the College’s purpose and feel deeply aligned to our values. If this sounds like you we would like to hear from you.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover and CV to . Applications close on 5 November 2018. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

To view the position description, please click here content/uploads/2018/10/Candidate-Briefing-Information-New-Zealand-College-of-Midwives-Chief- Executive.pdf

For more information please contact Lynda Overton on 03 372 9740 or


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