These are exciting times.

At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children our vision is that New Zealand values the well-being of tamariki above all else.  Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. To reach this goal, the voices of tamariki will need to be present everywhere – in our planning, in our way of talking, and our way of acting. Through our work we’ll support children and young people, families and their whānau to restore their mana, their sense of self, their important connections and relationships, their right to heal and recover and reach their potential. But we can’t do this alone. We hope you’ll join us with open hearts and minds as we embark on this journey of transformation in how we care for our most at risk children.

Gráinne Moss
Chief Executive Oranga Tamariki


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is one of New Zealand's largest government departments, providing services that make a real difference to the lives of New Zealanders.

Our work is challenging with high risks, and high public expectations - but we are passionate about it. We're always on the lookout for people who share our enthusiasm for helping New Zealanders, young and old, be safe, strong and move forward with their lives.

We are an organisation that puts people first and that includes our staff. At MSD we are committed to providing a work environment that's supportive, and that helps develop your skills and experience.


The Social Wellbeing Agency is a small government agency with a big mission - to do what works for better lives.  We demonstrate the value of using data, technology, and people’s lived experience to support decision making across the social system. We trial and champion innovative ways government, NGOs and community can work together. Alongside service users we explore, test and develop tools and insights to help all parts of the social system do more of what works for better lives.

SWA people are curious, agile and hardworking, and instinctively care about the wellbeing of others. If that reads like you – come and join us!


Nau Mai, Haere Mai

The Monitor’s job is to provide independent assurance that supports agencies to ensure the wellbeing and interests of tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) are at the centre of how the state delivers care, and to support and hold to account the organisations that provide that care.

We will do this by independently monitoring the Oranga Tamariki system to provide assurance that Oranga Tamariki and approved organisations are meeting their obligations under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989; and promote improvements to the system by identifying and sharing insights on examples of high performance and areas for improvement.

Our values are Kia Māia – to be Courageous; Kia Pono, Kia Tika – to be Trustworthy; Manaaki – to be Respectful; and Kia Huritao – to be Reflective.  We are looking for people who share these values to join us.