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  • Lead ACC’s design, implementation and delivery of Kaupapa Māori Services for better outcomes

  • Bring your knowledge of mātauranga Māori, your network connections and experience

  • Creating better access for Māori to health services and better experiences

  • We are flexible with the location across ACC sites Nationwide


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 Maori Health Lead role is a newly created position designed to lead the design and ongoing delivery of services and programmes that will better deliver to our Māori customer needs. One of the key focus areas will be to lead and facilitate the planning, design and implementation of the health service programme for Māori to ensure the appropriate services are available. This is a senior leadership role requiring active engagement, collaboration, and support for the development of culturally appropriate services.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and facilitate the planning, design and implementation of the ACC health services development programme for Māori to ensure we have the appropriate services available to best meet the needs of Māori. If you want a role where you can make a difference around the services we provide to best meet Māori needs and have a passion for Māori Health, then this is the right time to join us on our journey at ACC.


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

  • You will have relevant experience in Māori health and service design

  • Proven experience in health service strategy, design and delivery roles in the health sector

  • Design, purchasing and contract management experience with Kaupapa Māori health services

  • Senior level experience in leading and implementing Maori and cultural development frameworks

  • Good knowledge of Te Reo and Tikanga with a deep understanding of Maori culture, values alongside strong Iwi networks

  • Strong Māori networks across public and private sectors

  • Strong senior level stakeholder management, with demonstrated experience influencing decisions with continuous improvement approaches.

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills and the ability to connect with your wider Whanau, iwi and communities

To tell you a little more about us, we are led by dynamic, passionate Māori leaders, who are very committed in improving outcomes for Māori, by improving their experience of ACC and changing it into a positive one. The team is a bunch of “go getters’ who are very involved in the serious side of the business but have fun, with a great sense of humour.  We are very proud of the Mahi we have achieved to date and have a bit of a journey to travel to get us to where we want to be so if this is a role that sounds like a great fit for you then apply today.

 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 Position Decription.pdf. Applications will run through to 8 March 2021 but please note that if an ideal candidate is found during this time we will move forward with screening and interviewing sooner. Please attach your cover letter telling us a bit about yourself and why you will be a great fit for the role.  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 Nadine.O’Donnelll@acc.co.nz


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