Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.


Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do. 

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

The CDHB Maternity System has a dynamic, dedicated and specialised team of health professionals working within both our purpose built, modern, tertiary maternity facilities and our Rural Primary Units. We are seeking Registered Midwives to join us and work collegially within our skilled and friendly multi-disciplinary teams as we work in partnership with our local Lead Maternity Carers to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health care for the mothers and babies of the Canterbury region.

Join us and you will be able to work across the full scope of midwifery practice in our Birthing Suite, high dependency unit and our maternity ward (antenatal and postnatal) or within one of our beautiful women centred rural primary units which include Rangiora, Lincoln and Ashburton.

Not only will you benefit from our exceptional teams skill and culture, our state of the art facilities and our flexible hours you will also have the additional benefit of being at the heart of New Zealand Midwifery. The New Zealand College of Midwives national team is located in central Christchurch. Our Midwifery Leadership Team takes pride in supporting professional development and career advancement to ensure you not only work for us but also advance your midwifery career.

We have options to suit your lifestyle including full time, part time or casual contacts. Please state on your cover letter your areas of interest and preferred hours of work.


  • Full time, Part-time and casual options available
  • Rostered Shifts to suit service needs - including short shifts to cover at times of increased service need (i.e.4 & 6hr shifts)

Skills and Experience

  • Registered Midwife with a current NZ Practicing Certificate
  • Recent clinical experience regarding: planning, implementation and evaluation of care for women and babies  especially those needing complex care
  • Strong commitment to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding
  • Good communicator, with the ability to make informed decisions that focus on providing quality maternity care for the women within our services
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals.
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused


Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story


Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star! 

If this particular role isn’t for you we do have other similar opportunities please look on careers page or give us a call to discuss.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Nicki McNeill, Recruitment Specialist

Email: nicki.mcneill@cdhb.health.nz

Phone: 03 337 7956


Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 



Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Casual, Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: 235169R

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now