The Centre Manager/Pou Whirinaki oversees and leads the management and delivery of comprehensive services that the Marlborough Centre team deliver to cancer clients and their whānau throughout the Marlborough region.

About us:

The Cancer Society - Wellington Division is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission “To Improve Community Well-being by Reducing the Incidence and Impact of Cancer.” We achieve this through fundraising to fund cancer research, health promotion, advocacy, and support for those affected by cancer and their whanau/families.

People are at the heart of what we do.  We are committed to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer for all New Zealanders. As an organisation we are committed to achieving equity in the first instance for Māori, as tangata whenua and partners with the Crown under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, but also for the many populations and groups that make up Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse population. 

About the role:

The Centre Manager/Pou Whirinaki oversees and leads the management and delivery of comprehensive services that the Marlborough Centre team deliver to cancer clients and their whānau throughout the Marlborough region. 

Key focus areas include:-

  • developing strategic plans, and budgets to ensure the continued, sustainable operation of the Marlborough Centre and its services.
  • leading fundraising and communications strategy for the Centre in collaboration with the Wellington Divisional Manager Fundraising & Communications and their team.
  • taking a holistic approach to establishing and leading successful partnerships with Māori through a te ao Māori lens to further the Society’s service plan for Māori and Equity Charter
  • developing and implementing a full range of services, programmes and activities within the local community, recognising the specific needs and requirements of the Marlborough region.
  • recognising, understanding and practicing the principles of volunteer management working in partnership with volunteers across the Society’s work.
  • the management and training of staff, payroll, approving payments, and attending Marlborough Exec Board committee meetings.

About you:

We are seeking someone who is passionate about their local community, who may have a background in health and or cancer support, and who can lead a small but dedicated team.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Proven leadership qualities including flexibility, maturity of judgement and the ability to make sound decisions, including being competent to achieve results over a range of projects and activities.
  • A strong equity focus including experience with a degree of competency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga and a working knowledge of community and voluntary activities and services.
  • Relevant professional qualification(s)
  • A strong interest in health promotion
  • Sound financial management and fundraising skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills including the ability to empathise and care for people, particularly cancer patients and their carers, together with experience in managing a diverse range of people.
  • A current "clear" driver's licence.

We can offer you:-

A supportive work environment with a valued commitment to employee wellbeing including: -

  • Comprehensive sick leave and wellbeing policy including extra covid leave
  • 4 days additional well-being leave per year, plus an annual wellbeing allowance
  • Working from home options
  • Professional development opportunities

If you would like the opportunity to be part of an organisation making a real difference in people’s lives every day, then we would love to hear from you. 

Please apply on-line with a copy of your CV and a cover letter telling us what makes you perfect for this role.

Apply online

For a full job description and any questions regarding the role please get in contact with Moana Uerata-Jennings - Interim Centre Manager


Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a centre manager?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
Last updated: April 2, 2024