Waitaki District Health Services


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• Visiting hours: 2.00pm – 4.00pm and 6.00pm – 7.00pm
• Two visitors per patient. This also ensures our vulnerable patients are getting the appropriate amount of rest. If you feel unwell, please avoid the main reception area and go directly to the Emergency Department entrance beside our Ambulance Bay (24/7) – please wear a mask, and apply hand sanitiser.

Head of Finance

Want to live in the best wee town in New Zealand – Oamaru (Stuff: 13 Sept 2020)


Tired of a commute – try five minutes on foot or a bike!


Great cafes, lots of sun, and smiling faces!


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Leadership team at Waitaki District Health Services Limited (WDHSL) for a Head of Finance.


WDHSL is a Council Controlled Organisation and provides a range of services to the Waitaki Community including a base hospital, an emergency department, radiology, maternity centre and allied health services, as well as operating a very modern aged care facility.

The Head of Finance reports directly to the CEO, is a vital part of our Leadership team and will ultimately be responsible for the leadership and performance of the finance function and administration teams, as well as creating a ‘virtual change function’. 


You will be responsible for the finance function of strategy development, board and management reporting controls and operational management and must have demonstrated prior success in project and change. 


You will probably be an aspiring senior finance person, looking for a head of finance or small but varied CFO role, will have strong experience in linking strategy with financial management. You will also want to be front and centre in leading change.


Waitaki District Health Services Ltd is located in Oamaru and provides health care services to the Waitaki District.  Oamaru is a beautiful town with affordable house prices and is renowned for its Victorian Heritage, Steam Punk and the little blue penguins.  It is close to a number of world class ski fields and has various lakes within 1-2 hours drive that provide great boating and fishing opportunities.  Oamaru is also the final destination on the famous Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail, the trail that takes riders from Aoraki Mount Cook to the Pacific Ocean.  http://www.waitakinz.com/


This is an exciting opportunity in a unique location and a great place to work.  If you are interested in making a difference then please forward your CV to Andrea Cairns, Human Resources Manager, andrea.cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz by (insert date here)


A position description or any enquiries can also be made to the above or by phoning 022 365 5700


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