Ko wai mātou? Who are we? 

Te Rūnanga O Whaingaroa (TROW) was established in 1991, to protect resources and deliver services for the whānau of Whaingaroa.

We focus on the delivery of Whānau Ora holistic services to all resident whānau and individuals seeking assistance in our rohe. 

TROW’s main operational arm delivers support across:

Social wellbeing – Health – Education – Housing Repairs and Emergency Housing – General information/advice services.

Te Tūranga - About the Role

We are looking for someone who  is able to navigate local systems and structures with confidence and ease, identifying and acting on opportunities for scale and impact. The Systems Innovator does not deliver services, but creates opportunities and initiatives through scalable, system-level experiments, design challenges and prototypes. We have a role for a Systems Innovator in the Healthy Families Far North team. This is where your mahi can accelerate better health outcomes for the Far North. 

The role will cover the Far North District from Whangarei-Kaitaia.

As the Systems Innovator for Healthy Families Far North you are:

  • A bright, conceptual, innovative thinker with a passion for co-design, user-centered design and design thinking, and is able to develop locally-relevant, design-led solutions to key issues in the Far North region 
  • Can identify system leaders, opportunities and levers, and has an inquisitive mind that questions and challenges the status quo while holding relationships 
  • Is passionate about working collectively to enable change that positively impacts the Far North community and beyond 
  • Is open to new ideas, innovative, and is a creative problem solver 
  • Provokes new thinking and fosters collaboration

This is no 9-5 role, yet it is a position that will challenge you to connect the dots across the system. Healthy Families NZ is a move away from the disconnected, small-scale and time-limited projects and interventions and heads towards a whole-of-community approach that makes sustainable and long-term changes to the systems that influence the health and wellbeing of families and communities.

Ngā Painga - The Benefits

Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa are committed to supporting our staff with flexible working, iwi contribution days, Pae Ora wellbeing days, pathway training and clinical supervision. Be part of a supportive work setting that is supportive of whānau, hapū and iwi growth and participation within a te ao Māori environment; encouraging effective service/life balance that values individuality, strengthens cultural understanding and supports innovative solutions.

 Applications close: Friday 6th January 2023:    

 Contact: Kath Keremete, [email protected] for full a position description.

 **All new appointees into TROW require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, all new employees are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.