Hurunui Community Representative

Wanted: Hurunui Community Representative for the RCPHO Board

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and interested people to representative the Hurunui district on the Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation (RCPHO) Board.

The appointment is for a 3 year term.  You will need a good appreciation of the rural health environment and preferably be involved in the health sector.

RCPHO operates as a charitable company and trust.  It has a governance board of 12 members, 4 of which are community representatives.  Each Board member contributes according to their background and all report back to their representative groups on PHO activities. They are also available to the public as a link to ensure relevant health issues are brought forward to the PHO. The Board holds monthly meetings, usually the fourth Tuesday of each month and usually in Christchurch. Board members are paid $500 per meeting.

For further information, go to or contact Audrey van der Monde on 03 3140012.

To apply, please write outlining your relevant experience with your CV.  Email applications to

Applications close on Sunday 3 May 2015. 

About the RCPHO Board:

RCPHO Vision Statement

The Rural Canterbury PHO will strive to maintain and improve the health of its population and will encourage access to effective health services that help to reduce inequalities. We will do this by ensuring services are of a high quality through effective communication. We will treat people with respect, valuing individual, cultural and professional diversity. We will seek to establish agreed goals and values and respect the rights of all who belong and subcontract to the organisation.