Community Manager – Wellington

September 29th, 2021
  • Exciting leadership role; lead a community based MDT team of 12
  • 0.9 FTE (full time considered); based in Newtown, Wellington
  • Opportunity for a nurse or allied health professional

Mary Potter Hospice is a leader in its field, providing free and compassionate specialist palliative care to the people of Wellington. We don’t just treat an illness, we work closely with people and their whānau and families at the most important time of their lives.

The majority of our patients are looked after in their own homes by our competent and dedicated community palliative care teams based in Wellington, Kāpiti and Porirua. These teams currently provide services to about 300 people at any one time. We also have a specialist In-Patient Unit based in Newtown.

Mary Potter Hospice is looking for an experienced Manager with a nursing or allied health registration to lead the Wellington-based community team and aged residential partnership team.  Experience in palliative care is desirable but not essential.

You will be part of a small team of Community and Inpatient Unit Managers who provide strong and credible clinical leadership to our palliative care multi-disciplinary teams. Our values – mana/respect, aroha/compassion, rangatiratanga/dignity, manaakitanga/hospitality and kaitiakitanga/stewardship – are very important to us and we apply them to our people as well as our patients, their families and whānau.  We offer a competitive salary and wellness benefits.

You will be responsible for supporting, developing and leading the Wellington Community Team and for managing and developing a wide range of internal and external relationships. You will also take on leadership of some key projects, manage budgets and enhance service development.

A recognised postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) in a related field e.g. palliative care, health or social services, management, is desirable. Training or experience in leadership and management must be evident.

If you are excited by the prospect of contributing in a substantial way to the future model of community care for Mary Potter Hospice we would love to talk with you further.

Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 13 October 2021
Applications to:
 Kirsty McLaren via
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