Mahitahi Hauora PHE - Workforce Project Manager

Northland has a significant shortage of all health professionals, of particular priority is Nurses and GP’s.  One of our key strategic workforce goals is to increase the number of Maori in our primary health care workforce as well as the capability of our primary health care workforce to work effectively with Maori Whanau.  To achieve this, we are looking for a health professional who has experience in managing projects or programmes and who is passionate about growing primary health care workforce capability and education pathways.


This position would ideally suit an experienced Registered Nurse or other Health Professional who has a strong understanding of Health workforce needs and education pathways. 


About Mahitahi Hauora

Mahitahi Hauora is a primary health entity established to transform how primary healthcare is delivered in Northland.  Our organisation operates as a Trust, is not for profit and works to support a primary health care system that sustains equitable self-determined wellbeing and ensures every person in Northland can live a long and healthy life. 


The Position

We are looking for someone with a clinical background and/or demonstrable experience in primary healthcare project/programme management and education to lead and support our workforce projects. This role is pivotal in establishing the primary care workforce pipeline through key focus areas General Practice, Nursing, Health Coaches, Allied Health workforce and Non-regulated workforce.


The position works within the Workforce Team reporting to the Primary & Community Care Workforce Leader.


To be considered for this position you must have:

  • A current registration as a Health Professional with a post graduate qualification
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as a senior in the health care workforce with an understanding of primary health care workforce needs
  • Demonstrable experience in health or social education, teaching or supporting education and pathways including effective engagement with Maori
  • Demonstrable project management and leadership experience
  • Demonstrable experience in engaging networks and growing collaborative support
  • Proven interpersonal skills in developing constructive stakeholder and key partner relationships
  • A Demonstrable understanding of the impact our health care system has on Maori Health outcomes
  • A current NZ work visa and the legal right to work in NZ.

This position will be based in Whangarei.

A detailed position description and Application for Employment form can be downloaded from our website

If you have the skills for this role and passion to be part of this exciting team, please apply by forwarding your covering letter, CV and Application for Employment Form to Joanne Mason, HR Assistant at


Applications Close: Friday 4th December 2020. 

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