Every day of the year, Auckland District Health Board (DHB) brings together thousands of people to deliver world-class healthcare for our communities. Around 11,000 people are directly employed by the Auckland DHB and many others work in collaboration with us as volunteers, contractors, suppliers and professional partners.

Our values

Welcome, Haere Mai We see you, we welcome you as a person.

Respect, ManaakiWe respect, nurture and care for each other.

Together, TūhonoWe are a high performing team - colleagues, patients and families.

Aim high, Angamua – We aspire to excellence and the safest care.

Our promise

front cover of our people strategy

As employers and employees, we make promises to each other when we decide to work together. As an employer, we are aiming to make it easy for our people to do their life’s best work at Auckland DHB. We want our workforce to be a shining example of a happy, healthy, high performing community.

In return, we promise our people:

  • outstanding professional and personal development opportunities,
  • that we’ll champion and support their physical and mental wellbeing,
  • and we’ll be transparent and fair to ensure we can all live our values and commitments.

The Auckland DHB People Strategy [PDF, 1.1 MB] outlines our goals and ambitions, and the steps we’re taking to ensure we are a great place to work.

Celebrating diversity

At Auckland DHB we celebrate the rich diversity we have in our team and in the population we serve. Valuing and promoting inclusion is part of who we are. 

When you work with us you can bring your whole self to work knowing that we welcome and support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.  This includes recognising and supporting our Rainbow Community - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui and intersex (LGBTTI+).

As part of our committment to being an inclusive and equal opportunity employer, we offer a range of internal networks including a rainbow network to support our people. Networks such as this provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues, share, celebrate and value the diverse world we live and work in. 

Rainbow tick

rainbow tick logo

Being a part of the Rainbow Tick community is a way of ensuring Auckland DHB continually improves our processes, our environment and our culture, to be a great place to work for all our employees.

Diversity Works

diversity works logo

Having a workforce that reflects our community is important to us and it’s important to our patients. Seeing others with similar backgrounds our patients know they can be their authentic selves and that we will treat them with dignity and respect. Research shows, this results in better health outcomes for our patients, community, and whānau.

Accessibility Tick


Auckland DHB was one of the first organisations in New Zealand to be awarded the Accessibility Tick  a programme helping employers be part of the solution in creating a more accessible and inclusive New Zealand for people with disabilities. By signing up to the Accessibility Tick we have made a commitment and have a plan to continue to get accessibility right. To find out more visit the Accessibility Tick website(external link).

Pride parade


In 2018 we celebrated with and supported our Rainbow workforce and community by taking part in the Auckland Pride Parade.

Interested in working with us?

See our latest vacancies on the Auckland DHB careers website(external link) or www.kiwihealthjobs.com(external link).

We’re a Good Employer

Auckland DHB is an active and committed participant in the New Zealand Human Rights Commission’s Good Employer programme, and we are proud of our track record of improvement and high achievement. For the second year in a row, we received a 100 per cent rating in the 2016 report.

You can read the full report for Auckland DHB in 2016 here.(external link)

Celebrating our people

We have just published the 2016 edition of ‘Celebrating Our People’ [PDF, 30 MB], a booklet which provides an opportunity to acknowledge and share the fantastic achievements of our people. Take the time to have a look through and see stories of innovation, achievement, loyalty and professionalism.

This booklet cannot describe the whole story, we have many everyday heroes emplyed at Auckland DHB and you are ALL truly appreciated for the work you do. 

You can also see the 2015 edition here. [PDF, 2 MB]

Our employee engagement

In late 2016, we surveyed our employees to measure their engagement and satisfaction with Auckland DHB. The results of the survey help guide where we need to focus our efforts to achieve the Auckland DHB strategy and goals, through a better experience at work for our people.

57 per cent of our people responded to the survey, and they reported a 77 per cent employee engagement result.

They also told us we have strengths, and opportunities for improvement:


  • Our purpose, values and objectives are clear to people – there is a clear sense of direction and people are clear about their individual roles.
  • Teamwork is the cornerstone of safe healthcare: people report that individual teams work well together and colleagues are helpful, friendly and welcoming to each other.
  • 78 per cent of people feel safe to speak up when there is an error or an issue – indicating a strong safety culture, with some room for improvement.


  • The need to review workloads and check on our people’s health and wellbeing; and on quality of patient care.
  • People would like to see more positive behaviours between colleagues, and more visible and supportive leadership and management.
  • We can make further improvements in team-working and working between teams and services.

 Action planning is underway across the organisation to strengthen the good things already happening for our people, and make improvements where required.