Work with us

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.

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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

Senior Advisor Wellbeing, Health and Safety

You will develop, refine and implement health and safety policies and processes that will support a healthy and safe work environment for all our kaimahi. 

Location: Wellington
Fixed term: This is a fixed term role ending on April 30 2025. 
Apply by: 4 August 2024. 

Apply on the Senior Advisor Wellbeing, Health and Safety page on the MSD website external URL

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Connector

The Kaituhono / Connector works alongside disabled people and their whānau in exploring choices, creating possibilities, and supporting aspirations using the Enabling Good Lives approach. Through creative endeavours, the Connector empowers disabled people to design their good life plan in a way that aligns with their personal aspirations.

Location: Palmerston North
Applications close: 30 July 2024. 

Apply on the Connecter page on the MSD website. external URL  

Connector Support

As the Connector Support, you’ll work closely with Connectors and community organisations to ensure timely and appropriate information is shared and easily accessible. To achieve this, you’ll work directly with disabled people and whānau to support and implement good life plans and community connections.  

Location: Palmerston North
Applications close: 30 July 2024. 

Apply on the Connecter Support page on the MSD website external URL

Care Coordinator

As a Care Coordinator you will conduct assessments and re-assessments alongside tāngata whaikaha and their whānau, ensuring all needs are identified and assessed including, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, gender and age.

  • Location: Auckland
  • Fixed term: This role is a fixed term role ending 5 September 2025.
  • Applications close: 29 July 2024

Apply on the Care Coordinator page on the MSD website external URL

Principal Advisor Organisational Development

As the Principal Advisor, Organisational Development you will lead the development and implementation of diverse and inclusive organisational development strategies, frameworks and tools that are aligned to the needs of Whaikaha and our kaimahi. 

  • Location: Wellington
  • Applications close: 23 July 2024

Apply on the Principal Advisor, Organisational Development page on the MSD website external URL

Senior Advisor Ministerial and Executive Services 

As the Senior Advisor you will support the work of the Ministerial and Executive Services team (MaES) by providing direct and high level strategic, organisational, and operational advice. 

  • Location: Wellington
  • Applications close: 22 July 2024

Apply on the Senior Advisor Ministerial and Executive Services page on the MSD website external URL

Procurement and Commercial Lead

As the Procurement and Commercial Lead, you will lead and manage our commercial work and oversee a range of end-to-end procurement activities within a commissioning cycle. At the Ministry we commission approximately $2.3b of disability support annually.

  • Location: Wellington
  • Applications close: 21 July 2024. 

Apply on the Procurement and Commercial Lead page on the MSD website external URL .

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