Manager, Regulatory Practice and Analysis | Wellington

Manager, Regulatory Practice and Analysis

Posted on 13-Nov-2017
Application Close Date: 26-Nov-2017
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Job Specification

The Ministry of Health is the Government's principal advisor on health and disability policy.  Our job is to protect the health of New Zealanders and, through leadership of the health and disability system, we help New Zealanders to live well, stay well and get well.  We work with the health and disability sector to manage a programme of work that supports the Government's priorities.


Here is a great opportunity for a highly skilled Manager to lead our Regulatory Practice and Analysis (RPA) branch within Medsafe. Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, and is responsible for the regulation of therapeutic products in New Zealand. This is an exciting time to join us as we embark on a journey to shape, influence and implement the new and improved Medicines Act!


Reporting to the Group Manager – Medsafe, the Manager is first and foremost responsible for providing leadership and management to the RPA Branch. In addition, they are responsible for leading the establishment of new regulatory regimes, implementing regulatory policy and providing analysis of existing legislation and regulatory practice.   


This role will see you engaging with a number of stakeholders, from those within the Ministry to external industry bodies and international agencies, so it goes without saying your relationship and interpersonal skills are second to none!


To be successful we're looking for a highly skilled leader who can take us from good to great!  You'll have previous experience managing a diverse team and have a collaborative and inclusive style. You'll be skilled at thinking broadly and making strategic decisions, presenting recommendations and navigating a large, complex organisation.


You'll have had experience in regulation, policy or operational policy and a solid understanding of the regulation of therapeutic products. 


If you think you've got what we're looking for, we want to hear from you!  To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role. All applications must be made online.


For further information on this position, please contact Sarah Perry on 04 816 3332 or


The Ministry of Health is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation – have access to equal employment opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.


Applications close 26 November 2017

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