General Manager – Māori Health - Northland DHB

Reference Number: 7285aa

Location: Whangarei

  • Addressing Māori health equity
  • Raising health staff capability in Māori
  • Collaborating with Māori health agencies in Te Tai Tokerau


Kororia nui kia koe e te Atua, He Maungarongo ki te whenua

Me te whakaaro pai ki nga tangata katoa

Mihi atu nei kia koutou e nga iwi rau rangatira ma

Tenei panui I tuku atu nei nga Whakamoemiti nga whakawhetai

Ki to tatou Matua nui I te Rangi

Mo ana manaakitanga ki tenei mahi rangatira I waenganui ia tatou

No reira tena koutou tena ano tatou katoa.


Reporting to the Chief Executive, the General Manager – Māori Health is a key member of the Northland DHB’s Executive Leadership Team. This is a district-wide strategic role which provides collaboration and leadership to achieve sustainable results in improved equity, access to, and quality of health services for Māori. Northland DHB is striving to achieve a step change in health and disability outcomes for Māori and whānau, with a focus on reducing inequities for Māori across all services provided and funded by Northland DHB.

Some of the recent initiatives have been Equity and Te Tiriti Board policies, Affirmative Recruitment and an Institutional Racism position statement; Engaging with Māori staff training; Iwi partnership Board across the northern region DHBs; and supportive board and strong Māori representation. Disruptive initiatives such as ‘one up’ prioritisation of Māori in planned care are also being implemented.

Northland DHB has over 3,200 staff and also funds most of Northland’s community health services with close partnerships with primary care, NGOs and Māori health providers. Northland DHB has very strong relationships and programmes with other social sector agencies.

There is a Board and Executive Leadership Team commitment to ongoing significant increases in Māori health funding and this is an opportunity to work and co-design with our community, whānau, Iwi partners and Māori providers, using Te Tiriti articles/and outcome-based commissioning model.

This role will suit an experienced and respected person in the field of Māori health collaboration, partnerships and who will be a strategic collaborator on Northland DHB’s executive leadership team. There is solid strategic planning and programme partnerships in place as well as staff capability building. However, there is ample scope for development of partnerships in addressing health equity for Māori. As an executive role, the position will also suit a person who is able to achieve outcomes in a complex environment and be a strategic contributor to the Executive Leadership Team.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on Wednesday, 21 October 2020. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone David Hammond on +64 27 444 6368.

To apply use application form or email

to jobs
First Name
Last Name
Residency Status
LinkedIn Profile Link
Cover Letter
Max file size of 2 MB(doc, docx, txt, pdf, rtf, HTML) HTML
Max file size of 2 MB(doc, docx, txt, pdf, rtf, HTML) HTML
How did you hear about this position?

Featured jobs

Kaihautū, Strategic Māori Partnerships - Whakatane District Council
Reference Number: 7328aa

Partnership focused role for a Māori leader wanting to contribute to future success of the Whakatāne region.


General Manager - Armstrong Downes Commercial
Reference Number: 7303

An exciting opportunity to provide strategic and operational leadership in sector-leading organisation.


General Manager – Māori Health - Northland DHB
Reference Number: 7285aa

Significant Māori leadership role in addressing Māori health equity in Northland along with partners and within the DHB.


Get in touch with us


Contact us now

sourcing, selecting and shaping leaders