The Commission has the following current vacancies:

 Senior Advisor, Planning and Accountability

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) leads and coordinates work across the health and disability system to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all who use these services in New Zealand. Its vision is a world-class and patient-centred health care and disability support system in New Zealand. The four key strategic priorities that drive its work programme are: 

  • increasing consumer and whānau experience
  • improving health equity
  • reducing harm and mortality
  • reducing unwarranted variation.

The senior advisor will be leading the planning, accountability and machinery of government functions as well as securing the best possible policy outcomes for the Commission. As well as promoting business improvement you will also be expected to maintain and develop effective relationships.

 You will possess the following experience:

  • Experience in planning, accountability and machinery of government.
  • Track record of effectively managing key relationships at all levels and a commitment to working in partnership with consumers and whānau.
  • Background in policy development with the ability to stand back and see the ’bigger picture’.
  • An understanding of both health equity and Māori health to ensure that patient safety and quality improvement programmes contribute to achieving both equity and Māori health gain.

If this role is of interest or you would like to find out more, please email our consultant, Clive Horne, at, quoting reference 4893 or call on 04 473 6699. The closing date is Monday 1 October 2018. 

Call for nominations for the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission board is seeking a new member to join the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee.

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee is a mortality review committee established under Section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The Committee is required to review and report on child and youth mortality and morbidity from 28 days up to 25 years as directed by the Commission Board, for the purposes of improving care quality and safety, and saving lives.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

Read the call for nominations for more information.

Last updated 21/09/2018