Since 2008, Head Medical have placed over 590 Doctors in amazing locations around the world. We now have a specialist Psychiatry Division focussed solely on the recruitment of Consultant Psychiatrists to mental health service providers across New Zealand.

New Zealand has a well-funded and well-resourced public health system that places a strong emphasis on mental health. There are many opportunities throughout New Zealand for Psychiatrists wishing to live and work in this amazing country.

One of the main benefits of relocating to New Zealand is that there are no restrictions on where you can work. If you currently enjoy living in the city and wish to continue doing so, you can. Alternatively, if you're looking for a more rural lifestyle there are opportunities available for you, and we can talk you through either of these options in detail.

Another bonus for New Zealand is that, unlike Australia, there is no requirement to be assessed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).

There are many reasons to consider a move to New Zealand, including:

  • A fantastic outdoor lifestyle – you can ski, sail, surf, kayak, trek and play sports amid the most spectacular scenery
  • Great transport links with 3 international airports
  • World-class education system, with private and public school options alongside high-quality tertiary institutions
  • A buoyant economy with affordable housing

In addition to stand-alone Consultant posts, we also recruit to academic and clinical leadership positions across all main Psychiatric subspecialties:

  • Adult (Community/Impatient)
  • Maternal/Perinatal
  • Old Age
  • Addictions 
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Indigenous / Maori 
  • Forensic

Psychiatrists working in New Zealand are well-remunerated and enjoy an excellent work life balance. Medical professionals are well respected and the government has a system in place to fast track registration and visa processes for those wishing to relocate quickly.

We will support and guide you throughout the relocation process. Our licensed New Zealand Immigration Advisor will arrange the necessary Work Visas/Permanent Residency for you (and your family), and also assist with your Medical Registration. We have successfully placed a large number of Psychiatrists in New Zealand, across a range of different locations and specialties.

There has never been a better time to look more closely at what New Zealand has to offer.

Contact us now to find out more.

Laura Sanders

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: 0131 240 5265