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  • 24 Oct 2018 1:11 PM | Anonymous

    Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) is responsible for funding and providing public health services to a population of 165,000 with 3200 staff through a service network that covers the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

    HBDHB seeks to appoint a strategic leader and experienced team manager with population and public health improvement experience to work collaboratively with multiple agencies and the DHB’s teams to improve health outcomes and reduce inequities within the district’s communities.

    The Executive Director will also support the Chief Executive Officer on the interagency strategy, bringing together Iwi, Councils, Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Ministry of Education (MoE) and other key agencies ensuring strong and positive relationships are forged that enable a whole of district systems level response.

    The directorate will encompass Population Health, Pacific Health and Maori Health, Equity and Intersectoral Development. This position will work particularly closely with the Executive Director of Primary Care ensuring the health teams across the district activate positive and sustainable health outcomes for the community.

    To access the Candidate Information Pack and apply online, visit

    Applications close Sunday 4th November 2018

    Applications to be submitted to : Kaavya Nithi

  • 18 Oct 2018 1:24 PM | Anonymous

    The Public Health Association of New Zealand (Inc.) is a voluntary membership organisation for all those who see themselves as part of the public health workforce and are concerned about health equity.

    Our vision is health equity in Aotearoa: Hauora mō te katoa. Oranga mō te ao. 

    The PHANZ Executive Council is currently seeking expressions of interest for the role of chief executive. The incoming CE will lead their team in building on PHA’s existing strengths and reputation, and drive delivery on its key strategic priorities. As the PHA is a membership association, the new CE will be instrumental in ensuring all activities are aligned with the collective ambitions of our membership and our values:

    • Tika: integrity, honesty and transparency

    • Tino rangatiratanga: respect for the rights of all people

    • Manaakitanga: kindness, inclusiveness and empowerment

    • Kotahitanga: collective action and solidarity for the common good

    • Tautoko: decisions based on the best available evidence.

    The successful applicant will have a relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in public health and/or management; a proven track record and have the following skills and experience:

        1. Strategic thinking and planning

        2. Leadership in a complex environment

        3. Management of a not for profit organisation

        4. Understanding of public health theory, competencies and practice

        5. Working across government and non-government sectors

        6. Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

        7. Knowledge of equal employment opportunity principles and practice

        8. Communication – interpersonal as well as in a wide range of media

        9. The ability to motivate and inspire others towards a shared vision

        10. Political savoir faire

    For those seeking a fresh challenge and the opportunity to contribute directly to the development of health equity nationally, this role represents a compelling career step.

    To apply or to request further information email your cover letter and CV to   Applications close on 6 November 2018.

    Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.To receive a position description, or to request additional information please email

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