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Senior Organisational Development Advisor, Nelson - Nelson Marlborough Health


Location: Based in Nelson

Permanent 0.8 FTE (64 hours per fortnight)

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is looking for an experienced OD practitioner to join our Learning and Organisational Development team on a permanent, part-time basis. People are at the heart of healthcare and the L&OD team plays a key role in developing our people to be the best they can be. Whilst this role is based in Nelson, the position will be required to travel across the Nelson Marlborough district.

As part of the broader People and Capability function, the L&OD team are responsible for creating and curating initiatives and programmes that positively impact individual, team and organisational effectiveness. The team is also responsible for the design and delivery of leadership and management development initiatives to support our people to be their best.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be tertiary qualified with a degree in Education, Psychology or Human Resources (or equivalent) with over seven years' experience in areas such as organisational innovation and change, organisational development, leadership development, or strategic human resource management.

You will be comfortable working strategically with leaders to diagnose, design and implement interventions at the individual, team or organisational level, to support Nelson Marlborough Health to achieve its strategic goals. You will be able to successfully navigate the organisation and influence stakeholders by using your understanding of the complexity of the health sector, holding multiple perspectives, understanding systems and identifying pragmatic fit-for-purpose solutions.

You will be solutions focused and able to work in ambiguous and uncertain situations. Above all you be motivated by providing excellent support to your peers and colleagues and making a difference to the community we live and work in.

For the health and safety of both staff and patients, and in line with the Health Order, all NMH staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Over 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

In this role you will be able to apply your skills to make a real difference to people’s lives. At Nelson Marlborough Health we do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver great care. The OD Advisor role has the opportunity to get involved at all levels of the organisation in some exciting and impactful projects. While delivering against the organisation’s strategy you'll also be using your experience and passions to build on strengths and identify and addresses areas for improvement.

In our team you will feel included, consulted and supported. We work hard, we do a fantastic job and we enjoy doing it. Most importantly we achieve more by doing it together.

Not only will you be part of a supportive team, but you'll get to enjoy the many benefits that Nelson has to offer - Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274

For role specific information please contact Fran Clayton at [email protected]

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close on Monday, 6 December 2021.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.