Mahi ngātahi me mātou | Work with us

Our current vacancies are listed below. 


Project manager, hospital improvement
  • Full-time
  • Fixed term (maternity leave cover until May 2020)
  • Wellington-based

Ngākau tuwhera | Open
Te tāpiri uara | Adding value
Whakahohe | Energising
Mō te iwi | It's about people
Kotahitanga | Together

The Commission is looking for an experienced project manager to support our national quality improvement work in hospitals, focusing mainly on infection prevention improvements.

The role will ensure that programmes are planned, developed, documented and delivered on time and within budget, using best practice project management approaches.

To be successful in this key role, you will need to have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to:

  • lead and manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • plan, coordinate and monitor programme activity
  • effectively manage relationships across diverse stakeholders
  • drive and deliver results
  • maintain records, for monitoring, SOI, audit and tracking purposes, and meeting decisions and actions
  • write papers relating to projects being managed.

You are likely to have a relevant tertiary/management qualification or equivalent experience. Previous experience in a project management role within the health or government sector would be highly beneficial.

This is your opportunity to join a dedicated and high performing team where the best care of people is central to the work we do. If you meet the above criteria and have a relevant tertiary qualification, apply now. You will work with a great team and will get all the support required to succeed in this role.

We welcome applications from people with a proven track record of engaging effectively with Māori communities. A knowledge of te reo me ona tikanga would be highly regarded.

If you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Gary Tonkin on 022 167 9686.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 21 March 2019. To apply for the role, upload your CV, application form and a covering letter using our online application form

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Expressions of interest: Consumer representative for the mental health and addiction quality improvement programme consumer advisory group

Do you want to use your own mental health and/or addiction experience, or your experience as a whānau member, to work on an advisory group with the Health Quality & Safety Commission?

We are seeking expressions of interest for a vacancy in the Commission’s mental health and addiction quality improvement programme consumer advisory group (MHA CAG).

This group has five other members and provides advice and support to the national consumer engagement advisor and the programme.

The group meets a minimum of quarterly, is chaired by the national consumer engagement advisor, Shaun McNeil and the secretariat is provided by the programme manager, Roz Sorensen.

Please see the expression of interest attachment below for an outline of:

  • the key purpose of the MHA CAG
  • what is expected in the consumer representative role
  • the selection criteria
  • timeline
  • application form.

How to submit an expression of interest

Read and complete the form below and email it to info@hqsc.govt.nz by 5pm Friday 22 March 2019.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their expression of interest within one week of the closing date by email.

Shortlisted candidates will be offered a telephone interview and the candidates interviewed will be notified within a week of the telephone interview date of the outcome.

For further information please contact: Shaun McNeil, shaun.mcneil@hqsc.govt.nz, 04 912 0306, 021 933 681.

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Events coordinator
  • Fixed term contract until 31 December 2019
  • Full-time
  • Wellington-based

Ngākau tuwhera | Open
Te tāpiri uara | Adding value
Whakahohe | Energising
Mō te iwi | It's about people
Kotahitanga | Together

Are you a high-energy team player who loves all aspects of a busy events management role? Are you an organised self-starter who can multi-task, make sound decisions under pressure and go the extra mile if needed?

We are looking for a full-time events coordinator for our small communications team, based in Wellington.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is highly organised and always two steps ahead of the game
  • can anticipate problems, provide solutions, and is unflappable under pressure
  • can maintain strong relationships with current and potential event partners.

You will have at least two years’ previous experience in event management or similar administration and come to us with a commitment to providing quality service to all.

This is an exciting and fast-moving position in an organisation with a big work programme and a strong commitment to improving health quality and safety.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a stand-alone Crown entity with a board responsible to the Minister of Health. The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public, to improve health service safety and quality. Read more about our values.

For further information please contact Lizzie Price on 027 695 7744. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 25 March 2019. To apply for the role, upload your CV, application form and a covering letter using our online application form.

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Senior Specialist Advisor – Family Violence Death Review Committee
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Wellington-based

Ngākau tuwhera | Open
Te tāpiri uara | Adding value
Whakahohe | Energising
Mō te iwi | It's about people
Kotahitanga | Together

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is seeking to appoint a senior specialist advisor to lead the Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) team and apply family violence content expertise to ensure the development and maintenance of a sustainable, quality, family violence death review system for New Zealand, with an emphasis on partnership, shared process, developing a strong evidence base and positive change outcomes likely to reduce family violence.

The ideal candidate will have an in depth understanding of the complexities of family violence and the impact of family violence has on families and in particular Māori communities. Your ability to navigate confidently in both the Māori and non-Māori worlds and a confidence in te reo me ona tikanga, or a willingness to learn and build these skills, will be essential to your success in this role.

Key focus areas of the role are:

  • leading family violence related policy work on behalf of the Commission and in partnership with the FVDRC
  • providing strategic advice to the Committee, the Commission Board, Ministers and key stakeholders
  • providing an in depth understanding of the complexity and dynamics of family violence to all aspects of the family violence death review work, with a particular focus on the FVDRCs findings in the 4th and 5th reports. These can be found at: https://www.hqsc.govt.nz/our-programmes/mrc/fvdrc/
  • ensuring the development and implementation of a systematic, sustainable, family violence death review process for single case reviews and/or the development of information collection and management to support case ascertainment and full dataset development on all casesfully engaging partners in the development and ongoing improvement of processes and in implementing change as a result of learnings
  • ensuring that relevant data and the findings of review processes are gathered and provided for aggregated analysis through well documented systems
  • ensuring best practice governance processes are supported, including the development of high quality governance advice to support the FVDRC.

The successful applicant will make a major contribution in influencing the sector and making linkages between the strategic and operational space. Having expert knowledge of the Family Violence sector and being able to see things through a social justice lens is critical to the success of these roles, as is excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a stand-alone Crown entity with a board responsible to the Minister of Health. The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public, to improve health service safety and quality. Read more about our values.

If you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Kiri Rikihana on 027 272 9719.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 5 April 2019. To apply for the role, upload your CV, application form and a covering letter using our online application form.

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Last updated 19/03/2019