Systems Innovator (x2)

Te Ao Hou Trust

  • Gisborne
  • Do you have experience in NZ health, Mātauranga Māori or social services/systems?
  • Are you strongly connected within the local community?
  • Ōpōtiki and Gisborne based.

Influence positive health outcomes for local communities from the East Cape region from Ōpōtiki right around the East Cape, to Gisborne.

Ko wai mātou? 

Te Ao Hou Trust was established in 2003 as a tribal-based Primary Health Organisation (PHO) deriving its origins, vision and values utilising a tribal context as its foundation.  Now adapted into a Whānau Ora community led organisation, it delivers both locally and regionally with the advent of the better, sooner, and more convenient front-line services and whānau ora strategy. Firmly established as a proven community provider within the Ōpōtiki district it offers quality services to inspire our whānau to flourish.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga 

Two newly created positions (Ōpōtiki and Gisborne) have been brought to life in order to implement the ‘Healthy Families NZ’ approach to improve people’s health.  By creating healthier environments in the places that our community live, learn, work and play, the intent is to decrease, and ultimately prevent chronic disease across the East Cape region. Working as part of growing team, the positions work with and alongside local community leaders and champions, to customise, design and implement innovative solutions that are committed to both wide and lasting impacts on the health and wellbeing of our people.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako

Utilising your people leadership experience, you will be able to bring sometimes disparate parties together, connecting, building, and unifying to deliver customised solutions. Navigating across different views, will call on your personal mana, strength and ‘a political’ stance, enabling you to see all sides of and points of view in enabling a positive outcome to be delivered.

Skills, knowledge and experience required are to include;

  • A strong and visible leader, with a track record of providing leadership to complex projects or initiatives.
  • Proven skills and experience as a subject matter expertise in health, Mātauranga Māori, social services or systems.
  • Locally and networked across iwi, hapū and community.
  • An appreciation of Māori cultural values and perspectives and affinity with Te Reo me ona tikanga.
  • Capability in social innovation, design practice or community development.
  • Experience as a group or team facilitator.
  • Expert stakeholder relationship building skills and demonstrated experience in multi stakeholder relationships that represent diverse perspectives and worldviews.

View the PD here – Healthy Families – Systems Innovator

Bringing life to health solutions, you will set about building strong and strategic relationships with a diverse demographic of people across systems, sectors and settings.

Te Tono 

Applications close at 10am, 27th April 2021. To apply, you will need to complete a Te Ao Trust Application Form, and provide a cover letter and CV. You can request a  copy of the JD and application form from

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