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Manukura Executive Director Toi Ora


Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Closing Date : 08 Mar 2020

Maori Health Gains and Development  
Bay of Plenty District Health Board 

Whakarongo ake au ki te tangi ā te mātui. Tuī tuī tuituia. 
Whakarongo ake ai, whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tūohu koe, me he maunga teitei. 

Imagine a system that is geared towards enabling whānau, hapū and Iwi to be self-determining, a time where we will see more of our people thriving and living like our tūpuna, upholding our mana as tangata whenua and as mokopuna of Toi. Our waka for change, Te Toi Ahorangi has set sail, destination Toi Ora.  Te Toi Ahorangi: Te Rautaki a Toi 2030 was launched on the 9th of October 2019, it is the shared vision of the 17 Iwi of Te Rūnanga, it reflects significant collaboration and mahitahi effort to re-ignite He Pou Oranga Tangata Whenua, to place whānau at the centre of what we do and to transform the system and ourselves. 

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi 

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is seeking an individual to fulfil the position of Manukura - Executive Director Toi Ora, Maori Health Gains and Development who can provide whole system Toi Ora expertise, leadership and direction to the BOPDHB in all matters affecting Māori health and wellbeing. This role includes providing the leadership for Toi Ora Planning and Funding and Regional Maori Health Services. You will be passionate about partnering with tangata whenua of Te Moana a Toi helping us to transform our systems, including policy development, resource allocation, organisational goals and service delivery.  

About us | Ko wai mātou

The BOPDHB is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as well as meaningful engagement in decision-making with Tangata Whenua at strategic, operational and service levels. There are 18 iwi across the Bay of Plenty of which 17 form Te Rūnanga which has a relationship with the DHB Board to ensure that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Maori health and wellbeing is a key focus. Reducing and eliminating Māori health inequities is a key priority for the current Board.  

The BOPDHB is spread across a vast geographical area, and is centred around two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne and a wide network of community based and Kaupapa Māori providers across the Bay of Plenty. Twenty five percent of the population identify as tangata whenua. The Bay of Plenty is made up of very different population profiles between the East and the West characterised by an aging and growing urban population in the Western Bay, and a high Maori, rural and dispersed population in the Eastern Bay. 

The BOPDHB has an innovative culture where staff share the vales of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence (CARE) in their daily work. 

Our Māori Health Gains and Development Team (MHG&D) are transforming into a ‘Change engine’ for Toi Ora.   

About you | Ko wai koe 

You will be a passionate champion for tangata whenua development; you will value indigenous wisdom and knowledge and have a commitment to re reo me ona tikanga ways of doing.  

As an experienced leader of people, you will bring a track record of successfully leading and transforming organisations. Extensive health sector experience in strategic leadership roles, along with effective relationship skills that enable strong engagement with iwi and local communities, clinicians’ and other key stakeholders will be crucial to this role.  

Building trust, being respectful of people and culture and operating with integrity are key leadership skills we are seeking from this role. 

You will have a demonstrated ability to transfer Te Aō Māori views, concepts, knowledge and practices for collective responsiveness. You will understand equity from a Te Tiriti perspective. It is essential you have fluency in te reo Maori and are confident in your tikanga and kawa. 

Most importantly, you will possess not only strong leadership and relationship management skills, but a true social conscience and commitment to the kaupapa of iwi development for Te Toi Ahorangi. This is a highly visible role and the successful candidate will be an innovative leader who builds understanding and partnerships across the Board and Runanga and connectivity of wider health service providers and public sector organisations. 

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s CARE values underpin the organisational culture, therefore it is key that you are passionate about the BOPDHB’s values, and live these values every day.  

Come join our team as we work to create a future where our mokopuna are raised in Mana Atua, Mana Tupuna, Mana Whenua, Mana Moana & Mana Tangata. 

Apply now, ensuring you highlight all you have to offer via your CV and cover letter. 

Please click here to view the position description for this exciting opportunity.

Please click here to view the Toi Ora structural diagram (first 3 tiers).

Applications are to be made online and will close on the 8th March 2020.

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