Director of Hauora Māori and Equity

Papaki kau ana ngā tai o mihi oranga ki a koutou katoa e te whānau whānui.  Tēnei te mihi atu ki a koutou e ngā kaiārahi, e ngā kaitohi e ngākau nui ana ki te ārahi i te rautaki mana taurite mā ngā whānau, m ngā hāpori hoki o te rohe nei.  He tūranga whakahirahira tēnei ki te mahi i kei mua ngā mahi katoa o Pegasus Health.  Mehemea he pūkenga ōu hei hāngai ana ki tēnei mahi, nau mai, tono mai.


E rite ana koe mō tēnei mahi?  Are you ready to make a difference?

We reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the health sector.

We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. We'd love to hear what flexibility might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your Cover Letter.

In your cover letter we'd like to know:

  • about you, your values, your whakapapa
  • your interest and motivations for this role
  • the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and the organisation.


Ko wai mātou: About us

Pegasus Health supports many aspects of health and wellbeing in Waitaha | Canterbury. We provide services and support to general practices and community-based health providers to deliver quality health care to patients.

We work in partnership with our communities, general practices and other health providers to improve the health and wellbeing of people in our communities, all while aiming to make Waitaha | Canterbury the best place to receive and provide primary care.

Working with our communities, means being committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and working in a bicultural manner to improve equitable access and outcomes for Māori. We’re also committed to improving equitable access and outcomes for Pacific, CALD, LGBTQI+ and other priority populations. 

That includes recognizing the importance of diversity and we are committed to providing a safe, inclusive working environment. We want our people to reflect our communities and actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds.


Ko tāu ake mahi: What you will be doing

The Director of Hauora Māori and Equity is a Strategic Leadership role that has responsibility for leading the strategic design, implementation and monitoring of the Pegasus Health Equity and Population Health Strategy.  There is an Equity Leadership team, which strategically leads our commitment to different communities across the organisation. This role reports to the Manukura (Chief Executive Officer) and is a part of the Pegasus Strategic Leadership Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic leadership of Hauora Māori and equity to improve health outcomes for whānau through enabling our Pegasus primary care network.
  • A vital part of the Strategic leadership team of the organisation
  • Leading the development, implementation and monitoring of the Equity and Population Health strategy.
  • Leading cultural competency and equity education and development of the Pegasus network
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with communities and community providers.
  • Supporting our population health approach including our Population Health Advisory Board and Primary Reference groups.

This is a permanent full-time role based in Ōtautahi | Christchurch.


Ko ngā pūkenga ōu: What you will bring

  • proficiency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga
  • active participation in Māori communities and Māori kaupapa
  • connection with communities and community organisations who support our commitment to equitable access to primary healthcare
  • ability to initiate, build and maintain positive and constructive relationships
  • excellent communication skills
  • a strong understanding of policies and systems and how they impact health equity
  • proven strategic leadership experience and knowledge

We’re committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through our Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate a strong understanding of Māori indigenous rights and current issues relating to health and health equity.


Ko tā mātou e kawe mai nei: What we offer

  • Supportive, people focused culture
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Range of wellness benefits including an annual wellness subsidy; free after-hours medical care
  • Flexible-working opportunities allowing you to maintain a healthy work-life balance

If you would like to know more about us, what we do and how this role contributes to Our Purpose, please connect with Sarah Mitchell, Kaiwhakahaere kimahi I GM People & Culture and visit Pegasus Health

Apply now

Permanent Full Time

Job no: IIAO310691

Location: Canterbury - Christchurch

Closing Date: Applications close 1 October 2023