Expression of Interest for a Maori Representative

16 Aug 2018

This guide is intended for Māori interested in joining the South Island Child Health Service Level Alliance (CHSLA).The South Island CH SLA operates within the South Island Alliance framework, and exists to support South Island district health boards, primary health care and other community based health and social services to improve the health outcomes of children and young people.

The group acknowledges the importance of Māori representation in such work and we would like to invite mana whenua with an interest in children and young people to put forward an expression of interest or a nomination for this rōpū/group.

More information about the CHSLA and its work can be found on the South Island Alliance website:

Role description:

  • Assist the CHSLA to understand the perspectives of Māori, carers and the public relevant to the work of the group and provide a Māori viewpoint in all group activities.
  • Where appropriate, provide a link to other groups, including mana whenua representatives, Maata Waka Rōpū and Māori providers and to communicate the work of the CHSLA to and from these groups in consultation with the CHSLA.
  • Regularly attend and participate in CHSLA meetings. The group meets monthly via teleconference and quarterly, face to face in Christchurch.
  • Prepare for meetings by reading papers, and raising any issues needing clarification with the CHSLA facilitator.

Skills/experience required:

  • Experience with whānau engagement, connection with mana whenua groups, linkages to rūnanga within Te Waka a Maui, knowledge of the health system.
  • Experience representing the views of Māori and how to achieve the best outcomes for Māori.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of care for children.
  • Experience working in a committee setting, and prepared to contribute actively to the discussions and work of the group, including undertaking specific tasks or projects as appropriate, under the guidance of the chair.
  • Be an excellent communicator, verbally and in writing, via email and teleconference, with a variety of audiences, including other patients, clinicians and members of the cancer voluntary sector.
  • Ability to travel to meetings (any travel required to attend group meetings is arranged by the CHSLA. Honorarium payments for Māori representatives are made as per the South Island Alliance Programme Office Remuneration Policy).


EOI published                                                       16 August 2018

Closing date                                                          7 September 2018

Acknowledgement of application                       Within 5 working days of receipt

Notification of outcome                                       12 September 2018

To apply, complete the application form, available here

Applications will be reviewed by the CHSLA, the general manager of the South Island Alliance and the Strategic Planning and Integration Team.This call for expressions of interest has been posted on the SI CH SLA website and distributed to relevant organisations.

Any queries, please contact Jaana Kahu at

Please send your application to