Lead Systems Innovator
Fixed Term - 40 hours per week
Applications close: CLOSED

Healthy Families NZ is a large-scale initiative that brings together community leadership in a united effort for better health.   It's about thinking bigger, activating leadership at all levels, and driving innovation to create health promoting environments where we spend our time; from our schools and workplaces, to sports clubs, marae and other community settings.  The Whanganui Rangitīkei Ruapehu (WRR) rohe is one of 10 Healthy Families NZ locations throughout the country with a combined potential impact in the lives of over a million New Zealanders. Te Oranganui has been contracted by the Ministry of Health to lead the Healthy Families NZ kaupapa within the Whanganui, Rangitīkei, Ruapehu District since 2014.

We are currently seeking a professional with proven experience working in operational functions, co-design and/or in agile and adaptive operating environments and demonstrates experience in social innovation, community led development or related fields.


The Ideal applicant is:

  • A bright and conceptual natural leader with a passion for co-design, user-centred design and design thinking, and is able to develop locally-relevant, design-led solutions to key issues in the Whanganui, Rangitīkei, Ruapehu region. 

  • Able to engage multiple and diverse perspectives, enabling people to navigate complexity

  • Is passionate about working collectively to enable change that positively impacts the Whanganui, Rangitīkei, Ruapehu community and beyond

  • Has an inquisitive and strategic mind that questions and challenges the status quo while holding positive  relationships at all levels of Healthy Families Whanganui, Rangitīkei, Ruapehu

  • Politically savvy, risk aware and is able to communicate the approach of Healthy Families NZ in a clear, concise and confident way.

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Whanganui Campus
57 Campbell Street, 
Tel (06) 349 0007