Wellington, New Zealand
  • Part time (0.5FTE, 2.5 days), Permanent 
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Great benefits and work flexibility, including a monthly Rostered Day Off (RDO)
  • Competitive salary package: NZ$54,700-$68,400 (Total package pro-rata)

About Us

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is the principal organisation representing the medical specialty of psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand. A leader in the mental health sector, the College works to prepare medical specialists in the field of psychiatry, support and enhance clinical practice, advocate for people affected by mental illness and advise governments on mental health care. 


Position overview

The position involves providing support and advice in relation to services for tangata whenua. The role advises Te Ao Maori and matters affecting tāngata whenua in Aotearoa and across the organisation. It is a newly established position designed to support the implementation of RANCZP's commitment to the provision of culturally appropriate and accessible psychiatric care by and for Maori.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Guided by tikanga Maori principles, offer cultural guidance and assistance to Members and staff to establish and nurture respectful relationships.
  • Enhance the awareness and comprehension of Maori society within RANZCP, aiming to increase the understanding of the experience tangata whenua and supporting the psychiatric community in confidently addressing those needs. 
  • Facilitate and promote comprehension of Te Ao Maori, te reo Maori, and tikanga for staff and Members.
  • Maintain a pivotal relationship with kaumatua as a key liaison for RANZCP.
  • Keep staff and Members informed about events, programs, and activities within Maori communities. 
  • Engage in organisational professional development to broaden skills and knowledge relevant to the role. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum two years’ experience in a similar role including in local or national government.
  • A demonstration of experience in successfully working and engaging with iwi, government, community, and public interest groups.
  • Knowledge and or lived experience on the issues impacting the provision of healthcare and the social determinants of health impacting Maori.
  • Strong communication skills both spoken and written, with the ability to adapt communication styles depending on the setting.
  • A high-level competency in Te Reo Maori me ona tikanga. 
  • Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be either an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen.

What can we offer?

  • Monthly RDO
  • Excellent work–life balance
  • Training and development opportunities

How to apply

Please submit your application through the Expr3ss link, including a resume and a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and relevant experience, as well as your individual capabilities for the position. For more information, please refer to the position description (PD).


Applications close on Sunday 28th of January 2024. 


RANZCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people.

  Full Time

    Wellington Central Wellington

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   Posted 08 Feb 24

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