Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

Being a member of the Committee is rewarding and challenging. You will be committed to improving the health of New Zealanders. Some of the skills and knowledge that members will need include expertise in moral and ethical reasoning, law, intervention or observational studies, mātauranga Māori, and experience in providing a community perspective. The specific roles available will be advertised when they are available.
There are four HDECs that meet monthly online. Candidates can apply for any committee regardless of location as all meetings occur online.

You will need to have computer access and skills, as applications are lodged, assigned and viewed online. Strong internet connections are necessary as committee meetings are undertaken via video conferencing.

The successful candidates will need to be available for full-day committee meetings one Tuesday a month, on a rolling basis. Generally, committee members should expect up to one day of preparation for a full meeting with both the meetings and preparation paid at a daily rate. They will also be required on occassion to complete online reviews if an application they were a lead reviewer for is provisionally approved.

It is optional but preferred that members will be able to undertake work between meetings to review lower risk applications and post-meeting approval items such as progress reports or amendments. This additional work is not mandatory, but the ideal candidate would be able to support the work of the HDECs between the regular full meetings. 

Manatū Hauora recognises that diversity enables our boards and councils to be high-performing and is committed to ensuring they represent the diversity in New Zealand's population, including gender, ethnicity, disability, age and geographic location. Manatū Hauora encourages people from all backgrounds, especially those who can reflect the needs, values, and beliefs of Māori, and have an understanding of and are committed to meeting the obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi to apply for these roles.

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

Vacancies will be advertised on the Manatū Hauora Careers website(external link).
Applications must be made using the Manatū Hauora online Career Centre and must include:

  • a completed declaration form
  • a covering letter
  • a current CV.

Due diligence checks will be undertaken for shortlisted applicants. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.

The appointment process can be lengthy, taking between 6 to 12 months. Your patience and professionalism as the process is worked through is appreciated. The outcome of the recruitment process for the Council will be confirmed after it has been considered by Cabinet's Appointments and Honours Committee.

Ko wai mātou | Who we are

See the Manatū Hauora Board appointments webpage(external link) for more information.
You can also email appointments@health.govt.nz for more information or to pre-register your interest.

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