General Managers Executive Assistant, Māori Health Directorate

MidCentral District Health Board

  • Manawatū-Whanganui

Vacancy ID: 5816

MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To comply with the current Health Order, applicants must be doubled vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than 1 January 2022. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. 

If you are someone who thrives on fast pace, innovation, cultural environments and success then we want to hear from you.  Midcentral DHBs corporate team for the Maori Health Directorate, Pae Ora, Paiaka Whaiora Hauora Maori, drives an extensive equity for Māori programme across the district enabled by a talented and competent team delivering services varying from planning, commissioning, workforce development, equity approaches, tikanga and kawa and whānau services.  The General Manager Maori Health is looking for a high quality capable Executive Assistant to take our team to the next level providing great quality services that ensures health outcomes our Maori population deserves. 

Ko tēnei tūnga mahi | About this role

Based in Palmerston North hospital, this is an amazing opportunity to utilise your skillset within the health sector as we navigate through this exciting and dynamic time of change set within the health reforms. 

Not only will your strong executive support and organisational skills put you in good stead for this role; you will also get the opportunity to lead and support the successful delivery of projects and initiatives that are meaningful, have an impact and are important. You will also have the benefits of working within a tikanga and te reo environment. 

Working at MDHB based in Palmerston North is a great place to live; for some background information on Manawatū – please watch the video provided by CEDA, and co-designed with Rangitāne; our local Manawhenua iwi in Palmerston North available on MidCentral’s website.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need: 

  • Experience as an EA or PA in a large and complex organisation for more than three years.
  • Excellent computer literacy, particularly Windows, Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Impeccable communication skills and the ability to connect and collaborate at all levels including senior leaders, external partners, and frontline employees. 
  • The ability to quickly build credibility and ‘relationship capital’ and to ienfluence at all levels.
  • Excellent writing and word processing skills with a strong command of English.
  • To be dynamic, creative, energetic, enthusiastic, and engaging with a can-do attitude. 

At MidCentral District Health Board we aim to represent the communities we serve; given the nature of this role and the outcomes we are aiming to achieve; having knowledge of te reo (oral and written) and an understanding of tikanga and te ao Māori is advantageous. 

Tono ināianei | Apply Now  

We encourage all applicants interested to please contact us directly for more information, please touch base with Marcy Williams, Senior Māori Workforce Development Manager, Māori Health Directorate at  

To apply online please refer to our website:

Closing date 17 January 2022


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