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Injury Prevention Partner- Oranga Whānau- 2 Year Fixed Term

Injury Prevention
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  • Lead and develop kaupapa Māori whānau centred injury prevention programmes

  • Use your knowledge of Te Ao Māori to inform and evaluate initiatives that create change for whānau

  • Contribute to reducing the incidence and severity of injuries for Māori in Aotearoa

  • Preferable location for the role to be based is Wellington however we are open to other locations for the right candidate
ACC has been improving the lives of New Zealanders since 1974. With ACC, you’ll be supporting people in Aotearoa to stay safe by minimising the incidence and impact of injury, as well as helping them recover from injury if an accident does happen.  Join us - an organisation that grew out of bold thinking and has an enduring commitment to care for others at work, home and play.

The Injury Prevention – Cultural Capability team focuses on taking a kaupapa Māori approach to implement Whāia Te Tika, ACC’s Māori strategy, through injury prevention initiatives. In this role you will be responsible for leading and managing a whānau centred Injury Prevention programme within an assigned portfolio to improve experiences and outcomes for Māori. This includes engaging and leading stakeholder relationships to further the insights required to measure the effectiveness of kaupapa Māori initiatives.


Whāia Te Tika provides the foundation for delivering better outcomes for New Zealanders in a kaupapa Māori, culturally appropriate and responsive way for current and future Māori and diverse employees. ACC holds itself to a philosophy of Tika enabling us to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection with the communities where we work – benefitting individual employees and all our clients across New Zealand. At ACC, we recognise that diversity, inclusion and accessibility is important to our business.


What we are looking for from you to be successful in this role:

  • Deep understanding of Māori data sovereignty, protection of data rights to support Māori hapū, iwi and Māori entity interests and aspirations with respect to injury prevention initiatives

  • Expertise in kaupapa Māori strengths-based and primary prevention approaches

  • Political acumen and understanding of the machinery of Government

  • Well-developed stakeholder management skills with proven ability in developing constructive and effective relationships

  • A collaborative approach to design effective, sustainable programmes that will reduce the incidence and/or severity of injuries for Māori

  • Ability to work autonomously in the sectors’ changing environment

  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Your energy, motivation and an agile and innovative mind-set

You will need to be confident in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga and confident in your knowledge of mātauranga, te ao Māori measurement, conceptual and outcomes frameworks to plan and develop whānau centred programmes. You will also be experienced in advocating for Māori whānau outcomes. 

Working at ACC:

We know that a diverse and inclusive team helps us meet the needs of our customers, and we welcome applications from people of every ethnicity, national origin, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, and/or status as an individual with a disability.  It’s important to us that people bring their whole selves to work. To support an inclusive workplace we have:

  • Employee networks:
    • Pride@ACC
    • Ability@ACC
    • Women’s Network
    • Cross-Cultural Network
  • ACC’s Māori Strategy, Whāia te Tika
  • Development opportunities in te reo Māori me ngā tikanga
  • Advocates in the disability sector
  • Diversity and Inclusion Approach
  • Support Māori by partnering with iwi and other Māori entities.

For a detailed position description click here. Applications will run through to Sunday 13 December, we will be looking to hold interviews for this role in January.


Applications can only be accepted when submitted through our ACC Career Website. If you encounter accessibility issues when submitting your application, or if you have any questions about the role please email emma.bateman@acc.co.nz


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