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North Haven Hospice provides specialist palliative care to people living with any terminal illness or life-limiting condition. We are an organisation that is strongly values based where those we care for are the focus of all that we do.

Thank you for your interest in working with us. All current job vacancies will be listed below. We also promote all job vacancies on our Facebook page

Current vacancies  (scroll down for more info):

  • Te Tumu Manaaki / Cultural Support Worker, fixed-term, part-time
  • Lead Housekeeper, part-time
  • Registered Nurse (IPU), part-time or full-time (0.6 - 1.0 FTE negotiable)

Te Tumu Manaaki / Cultural Support Worker

fixed-term, part-time (20 hours per week)

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga - The nature of the position

The primary function of this role is to walk alongside our patients and their whānau throughout their hospice journey and promote the development of a service that is culturally responsive to the needs of all people, with a particular focus on Māori. This will be achieved through supporting patients, whānau and staff, and connecting with the broader community and other Hauora providers.

Ko wai mātou - Who we are

North Haven Hospice provides Specialist Palliative Care to people living with a life limiting condition. At Hospice we work in partnership with patients and their family/whānau to support the best quality of life that is possible.

Providing services both within our inpatient unit and in patients homes/community, our clinical and family support teams aim to ensure that the specialist care we provide is truly patient and whanau centred and embraces not only physical but also spiritual, cultural, emotional and social support during the end stages of our patients' lives. In addition, we continue to offer ongoing bereavement support to family members and whānau after their loved one has died.

We are an organisation that is strongly values based.

Our values of: Compassion, Teamwork, Respect, Excellence, Integrity & Stewardship are reflected in all we do.

Our specialist teams work closely with Whangarei Hospital, other health providers and the other hospices in Northland.

For more information about our services, please browse this website.

Note: North Haven Hospice respects a person's right to make choices, particularly around the end of their life, however, we are a life-affirming service. As such, North Haven Hospice does not provide assisted dying procedures. We will continue to provide specialist palliative care and end-of-life care to any person needing support, regardless of their personal views on assisted dying.

Fixed Term Position

We are committed to breaking down barriers and building relationships to increase accessibility of hospice care within our community. This position is for a fixed term whilst we undertake how best we will achieve this operationally and strategically for the future.

It is anticipated that the fixed term will be between 2-3 months whilst we work through the above.

Ngā Tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Important skills/Experience for the role

  • A current NZ Class 1 driver licence
  • The personal mana to support others and bring people together
  • Competency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga with a willingness to share this knowledge/taonga and educate others
  • Evidence of being fully vaccinated for COVID 19
  • Local community connections with Tai Tokerau iwi and hapu
  • A confident communicator; friendly and approachable
  • Experience providing support to patients and their whānau within a healthcare setting, or working with people at the end of life, is preferred but is not essential

 For further information, please download a copy of the job description (link below).     


If you wish to talk to someone about this role, please contact Cathy West, Clinical Services Operations Manager, on 09 437 3355.

Alternatively, apply now by submitting a current CV and letter of introduction via email to:

If you are interested in this special role and joining an amazing organisation, do not delay in applying as this position will be filled as soon as a successful applicant is found.

Housekeeper / Cleaner

25 hours per week: Monday to Friday 10am-3.30pm

(Start/finish time may have some flexibility)

  1. Sets, carries out and ensures a high standard of infection control, cleanliness and hygiene throughout North Haven Hospice.
  2. Works effectively within the housekeeping team enabling it to work to its best.
  3. A high level of physical fitness and agility is required including working on a step ladder.
  4. Opportunities for development within the housekeeping team are available.

Interested? Then please submit your CV and letter of introduction to

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 16th February 2022

If you have any questions please contact Jane Scripps, Volunteer and Hospitality Services

Manager on 09 437 3355 or email to


Registered Nurse - In-Patient Unit (IPU)

part-time or full-time (0.6 - 1.0 FTE); negotiable

Are you seeking a role that has real meaning and positive impact?

If you want compassionate care for people to be at the heart of your role and you want a job where kindness and meaningful work is central to all you do, please join us at North Haven Hospice.

Become part of a team that provides specialist palliative care and support to patients and their families/whanau throughout the Whangarei District and south-east of Kaipara District.

You will work in our six bed in-patient unit (IPU) at our premises in Tikipunga, Whangarei.

What can we offer you?

  • The ability to truly offer holistic care to your patients and their family/whanau;
  • A chance to develop your skills, knowledge and career within a supportive and nurturing and environment;
  • Regular in house professional development opportunities;
  • Paid external professional supervision.

 What will you bring:

  • A current New Zealand Registered Nurse Practicing certificate.
  • Recent clinical experience.
  • Compassion and empathy in caring for patients and their family/whanau at the end of life.
  • A commitment to developing your knowledge and professional development through PDRP and postgraduate study.
  • A willingness to be part of our team.
  • Digital evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19  (this role is covered by the Covid 19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, and applicants will need to be fully COVID vaccinated. North Haven hospice will access the MOH Vaccination Register in line with legal responsibilities and requirements.

What now?

For further information about the core responsibilities of this role, please download a copy of the job description (link below).     

> Download the JOB DESCRIPTION 

If you would like to know more, please contact Clinical Services Operations Manager Cathy West on 09 437 3355 or

To apply, please download and complete the following two documents and forward with your C.V. to  In doing so, please indicate your preference for FTE. 

Job Application

Health Declaration

Applications will remain open until the positions are filled.