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 PeopleandCulture@whaikaha.govt.nz

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

Advisor, Operational Policy

As an Advisor Operational Policy, you will focus on enhancing Whaikaha's operational and system design. This will be done by developing and updating operational policy and guidelines and participating in projects to implement policy and operational policy changes for the Commissioning, Design and Delivery group.

Apply on the MSD Advisor Operational Policy application page external URL .

  • Location: Wellington
  • Applications close: 29 February 2024

Alternate formats

Please note the closing date in the alternate formats is incorrect, the closing date is 18 February 2024.

Senior Advisor - Office of the DCE

As the Senior Advisor (DCE Office) you will support the work of the Deputy Chief Executive by providing strategic, organisational and operational advice in a dynamic and continuous learning environment.

Apply on the MSD Senior Advisor Application application page external URL .

  • Location: Wellington
  • Applications close: 29 February 2024

Alternate formats

Please note the closing date in the alternate formats is incorrect, the closing date is 29 February 2024.

Programme Manager

As the Programme Manager you will lead and support system development activities for individual projects across the Commissioning Design and Delivery Group.

Apply on the MSD Programme Manager application page external URL .

  • Location: Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, Dunedin
  • Applications close: 3 March 2024

Alternate formats

Please note the closing date in the alternate formats is incorrect, the closing date is 3 March 2024.

Manager New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)

Join our New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) team and lead them to facilitate and assist the NZSL Board in fulfilling its functions and activities.

Apply on the MSD Manager NZSL application page external URL .

  • Location: Wellington
  • Applications close: 10 March 2024

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