Manager Healthy Families

Date: 17 Sep 2023

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Champion the work of Healthy Families South Auckland
  • Bring your strategic and creative leadership skills
  • Permanent full-time opportunity


Healthy Families NZ is a large-scale prevention initiative that brings community leadership together in a united effort for better health. It aims to improve people’s health where they live, learn, work and play by taking a systems approach to the reduction of risk factors for major health loss and increasing equity. The goal is for all New Zealanders to enjoy health promoting social and physical environments that enable resilience and wellbeing. Healthy Families NZ continues to adapt, to reflect the unique context and lived experiences of our hāpori whānui and the special relationship between Māori and the Crown, including obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


 He angitūtanga: The opportunity


The Manager Healthy Families South Auckland creates the purpose and ambition for the Healthy Families South Auckland team, and ensures the team has the right support tools and resources they need to be leaders in their own right.


This role fosters collective leadership and has an innate ability to shift the collective focus from the reactive problem solving to co-creating the future. Reporitng to the Head of Community Impact, the Manager Healthy Familes South Auckland is an adaptive, passionate, articulate system leader who actively contributes to a flourishing Healthy Families NZ netowrk through reciporal learning, partnering and taking on challenges on behalf of the network. 


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He kōrero mōu: About you


Relationship management and building is at the heart of what you do. You’re able to forge highly productive relationships to influence sustainable systems change at scale. You are able to build strong relationships with Iwi and other key partners to develop and support Māori led systems change.


With demonstrated experience managing or leading a team in adaptive operating environments you are not afraid to change course when required.


Your leadership style is collaborative, adaptive, informed by Te Āo Māori and you are able to critically reflect on yourself and your team accordingly.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are committed to environmental action and green growth to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most liveable city.


In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment.


You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts.


If you have the required experience and a passion for this space, then we want to hear from you!


Applications close Midnight Sunday, 24th September 2023

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.