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Senior Maori Workforce Development Manager (VID: 6449)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Management
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 4/12/2022
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date. Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!
To comply with the current COVID-19 Health Order, MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.


Te Whatu Ora - MidCentral actively seeks to hire competent and experienced Māori kaimahi as our active commitment to our Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership, and as a reflection of the communities we serve.
Pae Ora Paiaka Whaiora Hauora Māori Directorate is passionate about supporting and enabling visibility of the health workforce opportunities within our district for students, and potential kaimahi across Aotearoa.
Supporting the Māori Workforce Development programme of work, looking after our kaimahi and tauira (students) contributes to improving health outcomes through effective workforce development in an authentically Māori way. This work programme aligns to the overarching strategies of Kaimahi Ora, Whānau Ora workforce implementation programme, and Ka Ao, Ka Awatea, as well as national strategies across the health and public service system in Aotearoa.  
Ko tēnei tūnga mahi | About this role
Based at Palmerston North hospital, this is an exciting, busy role; we are open to applications from kaimahi who possess a broad range of transferable skillsets including leadership, recruitment, education, clinical/health related experience and/or human resources experience to help reinvigorate and build new initiatives to support growing and nurturing our Māori Kaimahi within the MidCentral district. 
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will need:
  • Experience navigating and understanding government machinery to achieve strategic outcomes.
  • Developing and translating strategies to empower, enable and drive Māori specific initiatives across the district in partnership with our Iwi and Māori. 
  • Experience leading teams and strategies to achieve results in a time orientated and people focused approach.
  • Experience with recruitment and attraction methodology, and/or education growth strategies with effective presentation skills with successful outcomes. 
  • Ability to contribute and create connections across the district to support key initiatives, within your area of scope/strengths.
  • Excellent computer literacy, particularly Windows, project related knowledge and methodology, Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate with and influence a wide range of audiences, and compile reports analysing data and translating it accordingly.
  • Excellent writing skills and can work within a team and autonomously.

Given the nature of this role and the outcomes we are aiming to achieve; having knowledge of te ao Māori and te reo Māori (oral and written) is advantageous.


Tono ināianei | Apply Now 
We encourage all applicants interested to please apply now, or please contact Adele Small, General Manager, Māori Health directly for more information via email on
MidCentral is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Childrens Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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