Work with us

We're a dynamic new Ministry committed to transforming our community. As we grow, we need the right people to join our team and shape the future of disability services in New Zealand.

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This is an exciting opportunity to challenge the way things have been done and deliver better outcomes for disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori, families and whānau in line with the Enabling Good Lives external URL approach.

We are committed to creating a workplace that is inclusive and accessible, staying true to 'nothing about us, without us'. (Our governing ethos that no policy should be decided without the input of the community it affects.)

Flexible workplace and roles

We are a flexible workplace and open to candidates who want different working hours or locations in their roles. We have offices located in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

Some roles may be advertised with part-time hours but if you see any role that comes up that match your skills, even if it is full-time, we encourage you to apply and mention in your application the flexibility or reduced hours you would require.

We do have staff that job share their positions and we are invested in increasing this number across the organisation.

If you have a specific query or accommodation request for our recruitment team, please email

Curious about working for Whaikaha?

Learn about Whaikaha and what motivates the Whaikaha team to do their work.

Subtitles are available and a transcript is available below the video. You can also download the video transcript word document (DOCX 47KB).

Whaikaha job vacancies

At the moment, we are relying on the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and external job websites to host our recruitment advertisements.

If for any reason you can't use these sites, please contact us and we will make sure we send you specific information you are interested in regarding roles we have available.

Current vacancies

Executive assistant - Wellington

Provide effective and highly confidential executive support including diary management, managing the flow of information, and undertaking the administrative tasks of projects in the directorate. 

Apply on the MSD Executive Assistant Wellington application page external URL .

  • Location: Wellington
  • Applications close: 17 April 2024

Contracts advisor

Provide innovative and purposeful support, advice and assistance to staff and others on contracting policies and procedures, including the management of risks and dispute resolution. 

Apply on the MSD Contracts advisor application page external URL .

  • Location: Wellington
  • Applications close: 24 April 2024

Finance Business Partner

You will provide advice that will help inform senior and executive leaders with their decision-making on the large number of services we fund. 

Apply on the MSD Finance Business Partner application page external URL .

  • Location: Wellington
  • Applications close: 30 April 2024

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Executive Assistant - Palmerston North

You will work closely with administrative team across Whaikaha to create and embed consistent administrative practices across the organisation.   

Apply on the MSD Executive Assistant - Palmerston North application page external URL .

  • Location: Palmerston North
  • Applications close: 5 May 2024