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To thrive in our space you must:

  • Have a heart for the people
  • Be prepared to stretch and rise to challenges
  • Be kind
  • Work hard.

As an organisation we value:

  • Whānau – that is our core purpose. We are committed to ensuring our staff and people have work-life balance
  • Building capability – one of our core workstreams.  We are committed to supporting our people to grow
  • Being audacious – we know the status quo will not get us where we need to be.

Current vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the following roles.

Pouwhirinaki – Navigation Regional Relationship Managers – full time

We are looking for amazing kaimahi to join our team at Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and support our Whānau Ora Navigators and partners across Te Waipounamu. Pouwhirinaki is a newly-created position, and will provide essential support to our communities and Whānau Ora Navigators. We are looking for candidates who are advocates for the Whānau Ora approach and committed to kaupapa Māori ways of working. This role will have a strong focus on relationships, and will include community engagement; meeting people, attending events and supporting various kaupapa.

We have three regional Pouwhirinaki roles available to allow us to support communities across Te Waipounamu:

  • Waitaha (Canterbury)
  • Te Tauihu (Nelson/Tasman, Marlborough)
  • Te Tai Tonga (Otago, Southland)

The Waitaha role will be based at our offices in Ōtautahi, while the other two roles will be remote. All three will involve some regional travel.

Me pēhea te tono – How to apply 

Click this link to apply now.

Be sure to attach a current CV and cover letter advising us why you would be an excellent fit for the role.

If you would like a copy of the full position description or for any further information, please email

Applications close on Sunday 8th May at 8pm.

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