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Lived Experience Project Lead

  • Based in Auckland or Wellington
  • Full-time position working Monday - Friday
  • Supporting the development of the Lived Experience workforce in New Zealand

About the Role

The Lived Experience Project Lead is responsible for supporting and leading a range of projects and provide lived experience support across the organisation. Working alongside other lived experience roles they will ensure perspectives and voices from people with lived experience of mental health enhance the work of Te Pou.

About Te Pou

Te Pou is the national centre of workforce development for the New Zealand mental health, addiction and disability sectors.

We support organisations to implement policy to practice and to develop their workforce with practical resources, consultation and education. We use a sound evidence base that builds better services to improve people's lives.

Our work is internationally recognised and focused on supporting and growing workforce capability and capacity.

For information, visit our website.


You have experienced mental health challenges and accessed (past or current) mental health services and developed resilience and wellbeing. You will have knowledge of, and demonstrate commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti O Waitangi and knowledge of Kaupapa Maori methodologies and frameworks.

You also:

  • Understand cultural diversity principles and be committed to achieving equity.
  • Have knowledge of Kaupapa Māori methodologies and frameworks and able to apply them across a variety of subject areas.
  • Understand the mental health sector of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
  • Have excellent project management skills, with proven time management and prioritization skills.
  • Be able to travel when required.

Workplace Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its' purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!



Te Pou has a wide range of evidence-based resources and tools to help the mental health, addiction and disability workforces.

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Our work

Te Pou works alongside mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations to understand their priorities and workforce challenges.

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