Māori Midwifery Liaison Tutor (3513a) Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Are you a registered midwife?
  • Do you understand the importance of Te Ao Māori in midwifery practice?
  • Are you commited to furthering student learning?


Te Herenga Waka - About Our University 

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga. 


Kōrero te tūranga - About the role 

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a 0.4 FTE Pou Kōrito - Māori Midwifery Liaison Tutor to join Te Kura Tapuhi Hauora - School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice. The role will work with the programme and university support services to provide a wrap-around service inclusive of support in clinical learning experiences, one to one and group tutorials, pastoral care and connecting to university support services for tauira Māori undertaking the Bachelor of Midwifery Programme. 

Key Responsibilities:   

  • To support tauira Māori recruitment and retention in the Bachelor of Midwifery programme. 
  • To provide a Te Ao Māori perspective and knowledge into the Bachelor of Midwifery Programme. 
  • Review the plans/curriculum for each year to provide Mātauranga Māori content. 
  • Assist the facilitation of CLE with appropriate Māori Midwives.   


Ō pūmanawa - About you 

You will be a motivated, people-focused individual, with experience in midwifery and supporting professional learning.  

Key Requirements:    

  • Registered Midwife with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand with current APC. 
  • Recent midwifery clinical practice. 
  • Enrolled in postgraduate studies or prepared to enrol. 
  • Commitment to student learning.  
  • Understanding of Te Ao Māori in the context of midwifery practice.
  • Proven work in Māori communities.  
  • Eligible to work in NZ and hold a relevant work visa. 
  • Full driver’s licence.


Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team 

Our team is a collaborative group of clinicians and academics that are passionate about midwifery and supporting health professionals to make a positive difference to communities they serve.  

Role Description

From 31 January 2022, a COVID-19 vaccine mandate will apply to all University staff, students, contractors and visitors. For more information see: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/covid-19/vaccine-mandate.

Close Date for Vacancy: 4th April 2022  

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with the Acting Head of Programme Midwifery, Associate Professor Robyn Maude (robyn.maude@vuw.ac.nz). But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

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Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.