Payroll Manager - Health NZ, Nelson Marlborough

  • Full-time permanent role
  • Based at the Richmond Health Hub
  • Reporting into the National Payroll Manager – AMS

Join Health New Zealand l Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it. 

 Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

As our Payroll Manager – Nelson Marlborough, you will be part of the network of NZ Health District Payroll Managers and will operationally contribute to the goals of the National Payroll Leadership Team and the delivery of national and local payroll objectives.

You’ll also manage the district payroll operation ensuring efficient delivery of payroll services and provide leadership. For further details, please refer to the position description available on our careers site at

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • Leadership experience.
  • Ideally 10 years payroll work experience.
  • Have had at least 5 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Strong understanding of the interpretation of the Holidays Act 2003.
  • Proficient in the use of relevant data analysis & reporting tools.
  • Methodical, good problem solver and data-driven in decision making.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3,000 employees, we are Nelson’s and Marlborough’s largest employer supporting the health and wellbeing of over 150,000 citizens across the region. 

Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, 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)

Nelson Tasman is a place of stunning natural landscapes – lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush and beaches. The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year-round dry and sunny days.  Find out more at  

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 539 5752.

For role specific information please contact Jackie Kerr, Interim General Manager People & Capability on

Apply now, it’s easy. Please complete our online application process and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Closing date: Saturday 27th April (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as received so we encourage you to apply early.

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough 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.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: N24-217

Location: Richmond - Health Hub

Closing Date: 27 April (unless filled prior)