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Nurse Director

Starship Child Health
Auckland (Region) (NZ)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
29 May 2022
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  • Key leadership role
  • Mandate to drive the direction of nursing and deliver excellence

Mō mātou | About Us

Starship Hospital and the Child Health Directorate is a dedicated paediatric healthcare service and major national teaching centre. Starship provides a wide range of complex medical, surgical, cardiac and mental health services for children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific, using a whānau-centred approach. Starship aims to lead the nation in the provision of world class equitable healthcare, paediatric training and research, in an environment where kaimahi can flourish, personally and professionally.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Starship is seeking a strategic and influential nursing leader to improve experience and outcomes for the tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa. The role provides strategic, operational and professional leadership as a critical member of Starship’s Senior Leadership Team. This includes shaping the future of child health services, regionally and nationally. The role is a champion for Māori health equity and will lead Te Tiriti o Waitangi in action across the nursing workforce. 

You will be accountable for a nursing workforce of 800 FTE. You will work collaboratively with internal and external partners including iwi and hapu to ensure continuous development and improvement of nursing strategy, delivery and equitable outcomes.

Pehea | About You

You must be able to demonstrate your understanding of and ability to lead and influence complex public health organisations at a systems level. You will have a track record of success in nursing workforce planning and development. You will have experience developing and enabling nurse leaders, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation that drives a strong patient and whānau focus.

We’ve got a lot on offer, so we’ll ask a few things of you in return

  • A professional nursing qualification, eligible for New Zealand registration and a current Annual Practising Certificate Post graduate qualification in nursing, health leadership or Māori health with leadership experience at a Senior level within a large complex organisation (preferably within a Healthcare setting)? Demonstrated Te Tiriti o Waitangi knowledge and application to ensure Māori health gain

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To view the Position Description, click here

Click here for Starship Nurse Director Information Pack

For a confidential discussion about the position and/or to receive a detailed information pack regarding this opportunity, please contact Tracey Woolner, on For assistance regarding submitting your online application, please contact our Recruitment Consultant Joshua Gounder on


Applications close on the 29th May 2022.


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