Vacancy: Director - Safekids Aotearoa

Vacancy: Director - Safekids Aotearoa

Are you a public health leader, and an advocate for children?

Are you passionate about reducing child unintentional injuries and improving child outcomes through close collaboration with others?

Safekids Aotearoa is a service of Starship Child Health, established to help reduce the high rates of preventable injury to children. We are a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a network of 32 countries that share evidence-based programmes and information on new ways to prevent injuries to children.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced public health leader to lead our small multi-disciplinary team.   Reporting to the General Manager Child Health, and linking closely with Child Health services and clinicians, you will be a strategic thinker, who can lead the effective design and implementation of programmes to improve injury outcomes and inspire others for collaboration and impact. 

Key skills include demonstrated experience in:

  • Public health leadership
  • Leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Improving outcomes for Maori and Pacifica whanau and communities
  • Facilitating stakeholder relationships to achieve shared outcomes
  • Analytical and conceptual skills, including strategic thinking and communication

You will have:

  • Substantial public health and/or injury prevention leadership expertise
  • Tertiary qualification in public health, public policy or clinical qualifications
  • Media and stakeholder management expertise

We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to "do your life's best work at Auckland DHB".

Visit SEEK for the job description and for more information.

For any other queries or for help with your online application, please contact Dianne Chan Sau (Recruitment Consultant) on either 09 307 4949 ext. 27810 or on email

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children's Worker as defined by the Act.

To apply, please visit our website quoting reference number CEN03102

Closing date: 16 July 2017