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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.

Situations Vacant

Research Investment Coordinator 

Critical to the focus on health equity, you will support the Māori Health Research and Pacific Health Research Managers in the implementation of their health research activities. You will be responsible for coordinating science assessing committee meetings and research funding processes as well as assisting with the development and implementation of Māori and Pacific health strategic initiatives. You will be comfortable reviewing and developing documents to ensure they're fit for purpose, taking meeting minutes, and maintaining external relationships with stakeholders and funding partners. This is a busy and pivotal role where there will be lots of opportunities to step up and try new things.

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Manager, Pacific Health Research

This leadership position is responsible for managing the Health Research Council's strategic, investment and operational initiatives focused on Pacific health research. Leading and influencing are critical competencies required to meet the HRC's strategic goals. Working closely with the Pacific Health Research Committee, you will also be managing the investment into Pacific health research and will need to be well versed in developing innovative and efficient investment mechanisms and processes. Tackling global issues of urgency and the needs of New Zealanders, you will enjoy pursuing innovative, meaningful health research to make a real difference to Aotearoa New Zealand and across the globe.

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Data Analyst

This newly created role will allow you to take the lead in critical analysis to help shape the direction of the Health Research Council and health research across New Zealand as a whole.

Although there is an aspect of analysis in many roles within the Health Research Council, you will be required to provide high-quality data and evidence on which to base policy advice, and analysis and evaluation to optimise the HRC's potential to achieve its strategic goals. Your skills will be honed to a level where you can identify systems issues in data and are able to provide solutions to ensure the integrity of that data. This important position will contribute to sector-wide strategic and policy development initiatives, stakeholder engagement and communication, and assisting with statutory reporting and accountability requirements.  

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Systems Design and Performance Lead

Sitting within the Strategy and Policy team in a leadership position, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, success-driven person to take charge and lead from the front.  

With the prioritisation framework now agreed, the exciting part begins! With a clear understanding of the Health Research Council's strategic objectives, you will take them through the redesign process, underpinning their investment system, enabling them to benefit their diverse stakeholders and end-user communities, ensuring the focus is on improving health and social equity, and advancing science. To achieve these outcomes, you will need to achieve high levels of stakeholder engagement and collaboration at the core of the role. 

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