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Health Promotion Advisor/Toitū Te Whenua

Health Promotion Advisor/Toitū Te Whenua
Cancer Society (Wellington Division)
Wellington | Wellington Central
Community Services & DevelopmentCommunity Development
Full Time
About us:
Cancer Society’s mission is to improve community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer. Te Tiriti o Waitangi is foundational to our work, and reducing cancer inequities is a priority for us, especially for Māori. The Cancer Society works with communities to provide leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in supportive care, health promotion, information, advocacy and research.
The Wellington Division (includes the Greater Wellington Region, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough) is one of six divisions that form the federated Cancer Society of New Zealand.

About the role:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our small but passionate Wellington-based Health Promotion team working to create a future with less cancer.
You would be focusing on the biggest preventable risk factors for cancer- tobacco, diet and weight, alcohol, and UV radiation- we implement science-based population-level health promotion strategies that have been proven to prevent cancer, reduce cancer disparities, are cost-effective and are recommended by world leading authorities.

We are uniquely placed to lead and stimulate public debate and to advocate more effectively for healthy public policy and more supportive environments to reduce both cancer inequities and population incidence. Our organisational presence across New Zealand allows us to be closely connected to whānau issues and needs while galvanising community voices and support for evidence-based population prevention strategies.

About you:
To be successful in this role you will have:
1-2 years experience in a similar health promotion role
A relevant tertiary qualification
A knowledge of models and theories underpinning health promotion, public health and the social determinants of health
A knowledge of the NZ health system and political environment
An understanding of the major risk factors for cancer
An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
An understanding of Te Tiriti-based health promotion
An ability to think critically through a health equity lens
A passion and willingness to learn and grow in the role
If you think this sounds like you, please apply with your CV and cover letter, telling us why you think you would be suited to this role.

Applications close on the 4 October, if you would like a full Job Description, please contact Gerardine Robinson on gerardiner@cancersoc.org.nz

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