Information about employment within Te Awakairangi Health Network and current vacancies

A range of opportunities exists in the 20 practices that are part of our Network.   These include General Practitioner and Practice Nurse roles in small, medium and large teams.  All of these teams employ administration staff including receptionists, accounts staff and managers who provide frontline services and keep the businesses running smoothly.

TeAHN directly employs a team of around 50 staff including people who provide services directly to patients, support practices with


Healthy Lifestyle Activator

  • Hutt Valley
  • Based in a Primary Health Organisation
  • 12 months fixed term, flexible 0.7 to 1.0 FTE

Te Awakairangi Health is a dynamic and innovative primary health organisation that plans, funds and provides a wide range of primary care health services and population health initiatives for people living in the Hutt Valley.  This role reports to the Manager, Health Promotion and has a focus on positive lifestyle changes – including nutrition, physical activity and building resilience.


We are seeking a Healthy Lifestyle Activator to work with clients, whānau, and community groups to reclaim and sustain their health and wellbeing. You will also work with general practice teams to improve their capacity and skills to provide healthy lifestyle interventions.


Your work will enable people to increase control over and improve their health, and reduce the burden of chronic disease at an individual and community group level. You will support collaborative design and delivery of population health initiatives, working with our wider team and key partners in the Hutt Valley.


We are looking for an exceptional individual with the following skills and attributes:


  • A tertiary qualification in health promotion, nutrition/dietetics, sport, exercise science, social work, addictions, public health or similar;
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering one to one client work in the health, wellbeing or social sector
  • Expertise in appropriate and culturally competent methods to support clients to attain healthy lifestyle habits (e.g. eating healthy food, being physically active, attaining and maintaining a healthy weight, being tobacco-free, limiting alcohol intake, and practising mental wellbeing);.
  • Strong coordination and project management skills for delivering programmes such as our ‘Good Food Initiative’;
  • Experience in upskilling health professionals around healthy lifestyle interventions;

In the Health Promotion team, we add value to the Network and retain a balanced and mana enhancing culture. You will enjoy making a difference within a supportive team who thrive on changing lives together.


Further information, including a job description and an application for employment form, is available from [email protected] or phone 566 5320.


Applications close 5.00pm on Thursday, 25 October 2018.


Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position.

Population Health Coordinator

  • Hutt Valley Based
  • Primary Health Organisation
  • Flexible 0.7 to 1.0 FTE

Te Awakairangi Health is a dynamic and innovative primary health organisation that plans, funds and provides a wide range of primary care health services, and population health initiatives for people living in the Hutt Valley.  This role reports to the Manager, Health Promotion and is focused on growing health-promoting environments that improve equity of health outcomes for our priority populations – Māori, Pacific and low-income families.


We are seeking a Population Health Coordinator to work on preventive health promotion initiatives with our priority populations and key partners.  Your role aims to enable Hutt Valley people and communities to access healthier lifestyle opportunities in settings such as workplaces, sports clubs, marae, churches, community organisations and educational settings. These opportunities will include access to healthy food and physical activity, attaining and maintaining a healthy weight, being tobacco-free, limiting alcohol intake and practising mental wellbeing.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with the following skills and attributes:

  • Proven experience in: preventive health promotion, public or population health; community engagement; social innovation; systems change
  • A tertiary qualification in the field of health promotion, public health, community development, or other relevant areas such as exercise science and/or nutrition
  • Demonstrated experience in pro-equity approaches; systems thinking; preventive health and/or developmental evaluation methods
  • Strong connectivity to Māori and Pasifika communities, approaches and frameworks
  • Experience working in community / local settings – facilitating relationships, innovation, collaborative design and delivery
  • A confident and effective facilitator, presenter and influencer
  • An excellent project and events manager, with communications design and social media savvy
  • An understanding of primary care, local and national health priorities

In the Health Promotion team, we add value to the Network and retain a balanced and mana enhancing culture. You will enjoy making a difference within a supportive team who thrive on changing lives together.


Further information, including a job description and an application for employment form, is available from [email protected] or phone 566 5320.


Applications close 5.00pm on Thursday, 25 October 2018.


Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position.