We currently have one vacancy.


Health Promotor/Health Educator - Manawatu

The vision of the Cancer Society Manawatu is to be the leading organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.

Our mission to achieve this is to improve community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer and to help us achieve this goal we are looking for a Health Promotor/Health Educator to join our team.

The permanent, part-time role is based in Palmerston North and the successful candidate will join our dedicated team who work hard to make a difference to the lives of those affected by cancer.

The purpose of the 25 hours a week position is to:-

  • Facilitate community health improvement that delivers Cancer Society of NZ policy, programmes/projects to reduce the incidence of cancer and improve community health and wellbeing.
  • Partner with community groups to build opportunities to raise community cancer health literacy for people to be informed and have greater access to cancer prevention and risk reduction, education, and early detection services.
  • To work closely with other sectors to create or advocate for environments that enable people, families and whānau to enjoy healthier lifestyles.

The ideal candidate will be able to easily build relationships and can connect with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds and have outstanding community and business networks.

You’ll have exceptional planning, task and time management skills, attention to detail and demonstrate a high level of ownership and commitment to achieving results.  Use effective methods to determine priorities, set goals, create a plan, take action and measure results.

The ability to combine effective approaches from various disciplines to develop community based initiatives and mobilize resources is also a plus.

If you can tick these boxes we want to hear from you.

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Please apply by sending your CV, covering letter and completed application form to:

Applications close 5pm, Friday December 4th, 2020, with a view to commencing employment in the New Year.