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Working at the HRC

We're a team of 36 permanent staff who demonstrate our company values of integrity, commitment, transparency and courage. 

HRC staff visit Orakei Marae

A few members of the HRC team are warmly welcomed at the Ōrākei Marae in Auckland. 

We ensure our workplace is accessible and have engaged an independent organisation (Be Accessible) to provide feedback on being an employer of choice for disabled people.

We follow Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines (EEO) with an emphasis on recruiting the best person to do the job regardless of gender, nationality, disability or age.

We also offer flexible hours and opportunities for part-time employment.

Current job opportunities at the HRC

System Design and Transformation Lead

  • Broad policy position
  • Flexible working
  • Extra 10 days paid leave

As the key support person to the System Design & Transformation lead, this role's focus is the ongoing development, refinement and evaluation of the existing investment framework and the processes and systems that underpin it. With the organisation’s strategic objectives in mind, you will monitor, analyse and evaluate this framework, redesigning investment mechanisms and systems driving towards a position where continuous improvement becomes the norm.

You will be able to evidence your evaluation, system design and business process management skills through to implementation with a Te Ao Māori perspective. Your analytical, data, policy and project management skills will have been tested in a highly complex environment where you’ve been accountable to government, tax payers, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenua as a priority. You will be a natural collaborator and have strong stakeholder engagement and exceptional communication skills.

  • Business process extraordinaire
  • Tertiary qualification health research (required)
  • Working commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

See the Seek website to apply for this position.


Policy Analyst

  • Broad policy position
  • Flexible working
  • Extra 10 days paid leave

As part of a high-calibre team, this role's focus is on providing quality policy advice, analysis and evaluation that contributes to the development and implementation of the organisation's - and the government's - policies. This role is highly collaborative and will test both your quantitative and qualitative skills.

With your proven ability to bring Te ao Māori perspectives to your work, you will want to build on your experience to date delivering, implementing, analysing and evaluating policy. You will be exceptionally strong at quantitative data analysis, but also able to weave your qualitative analysis into sound recommendations. You will be a natural collaborator and have strong stakeholder engagement and exceptional communication skills.  

  • Next step in your policy career
  • Tertiary qualification in health or public health, social science or public policy (preferred)
  • Working commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

See the Seek website to apply for this position.


Integrity and Regulatory Lead

  • Opportunity to influence
  • Flexible working
  • Extra 10 days paid leave

This newly created role is charged with managing the research integrity and regulatory functions of the HRC. Alongside working collaboratively and proactively with multiple expert committees to progress the advancement of integrity policies and practices, you will also provide expert advice on legislation, policy and best practice guidelines to research ethics, safety and integrity.

Your background in research integrity, including human and animal ethics, will enable you to add significant value to this newly created role. You will have experience managing complex workstreams across multiple projects and ideally have also provided formal secretariat support to committees or boards. Your time spent working in an organisation accountable to government, taxpayers, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenua is critical.

  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement
  • Postgraduate qualification in law, health or ethics (preferred)
  • Working commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

See the Seek website to apply for this position.


Health Research Associate Funding Process Manager

  • Newly created position
  • Flexible working
  • Extra 10 days paid leave

As one of two leadership roles sitting within the operational delivery team, your focus will be on enhancing all practice-related areas, from offering investments opportunities and assessing applications to managing contracts and awards. Critical to the role is your ability to mentor and lead practice for other team members, ensuring targeted and strategic initiatives are implemented.

With your proven ability to bring te ao Māori perspectives to your work, ideally within the context of coordinating or leading the delivery of health research investment processes, this role will be a natural fit for you. With a keen eye for detail, your project coordination or management skills will be second to none and you’re considered a natural leader by your peers.

  • Implementation leadership
  • Tertiary qualification in health or public health (preferred)
  • Working commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

See the Seek website to apply for this position


Health Research Funding Process Manager

  • Newly created leadership position
  • Flexible working
  • Extra 10 days paid leave

This pivotal role leads the HRC's Investment Process Team, including leading the delivery of health research funding mechanisms and processes. With a core focus on continuous improvement of processes in line with achieving their strategic objectives, this role is critical in ensuring the operational outcomes of the organisation. At the heart of the role is people leadership and empowering a high caliber team to deliver exceptional results.  

You will be known for your unyielding commitment to best practice in terms of process improvement and have ideally worked leading teams to champion health and social equity in for New Zealanders, with a Te Ao Māori focus. Proactive at building relationships, collaborative and with high levels of initiative, you will be able to evidence a track record of exceptional service delivery in your career to date.  

  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement
  • Tertiary qualification in health or public health (preferred)
  • Working commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

See the Seek website to apply for this position.