Skills, experience and roles at Manatū Hauora (Ministry of Health)

The skills and experience we’re looking for and our key roles at Manatū Hauora.

We are looking for people who can bring their skills and experience to help us tackle the many challenges facing the New Zealand health system. We need people who : 

  • are future focussed
  • act with integrity  
  • encourage and support their colleagues.  

Transferable skills 

One of the ways we decide whether you’d be a good fit for a role is your previous experience in a similar role. But it’s not the only way we decide. We also consider your other experience and whether your transferable skills would make you a good fit.  For example, you could be a good fit for an Executive Assistant role if you have good organisational, communications and coordination skills, you don’t necessarily need to have been an EA before.   

Step up to a more senior role 

We encourage you to apply for a more senior role. We provide training and support to help you make the step up.   

Our key roles 

Policy roles

Health policy choices are complex and challenging, and we must provide clear and practical advice to the government, supported by strong analysis of issues. 

Find out more about policy roles 

Advisors - Te Pou Hauora Māori 

Advisors in the Māori Health Directorate provide high quality advice and input to advance the Directorate’s suite of work programmes. This work includes supporting the key Ministerial and governance relationships in Māori health. A strong focus of these roles is on engaging with hapū, iwi and hāpori Māori, particularly in relation to treaty settlements and relationship agreements.   

In these roles we are looking for people with: 

  • knowledge and significant experience in Te Tiriti settlement relationships or partnerships,  
  • understand Māori relationship dynamics and have experience building and maintaining highly effective connections.  
  • ability to operate effectively in te ao Māori contexts, including understanding of tikanga, kawa and te reo Māori.  

Support services 

We also have roles across a broad range of other skillsets including Finance, People and Capability, Legal, IT, Strategy and Performance, Risk and Assurance Communications and Government Services. 

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