Cancer Society Auckland Northland is looking for a manager to work 4 – 5 days a week to lead its cancer prevention strategy and campaigns. 

Poipoia te kakano – kia puawai  | Nurture the seed and it will blossom

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.

Cancer Society Auckland Northland (CSAN) is looking for a manager to work 4 – 5 days a week to lead its cancer prevention strategy and campaigns. This role is fixed term for 12 months whilst a national CSNZ cancer prevention structure is agreed upon. 

The focus of our cancer prevention work is population level policy and environmental change advocacy. With the other divisional Health Promotion Managers across the Society, you will be responsible for implementing our national strategy Stop Cancer Before It Starts.

This highly rewarding and exciting position offers a unique opportunity to make a difference in health outcomes across our region and nationally.  

You will lead and support a skilled, functional and cohesive team of campaign leaders based in Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau who work both regionally and nationally.

You will support them to engage with decision-makers and MPs, partner with CSAN’s communications team on media advocacy, work with cancer prevention and other Cancer Society staff across our Federation and forge multiple collaborations to prevent cancers caused by tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy food and UV radiation.

The Health Promotion Manager is part of the CSAN’s Senior Management team, all of whom are accountable for delivering on the organisational Strategic Plan including our Equity Action Plan and national Equity Charter - with support from our national Māori roopu Te Rito o te Harakeke.

If you a person of vision, commitment and action, a proven leader with strong communications skills, networks and relationships, knowledge of evidence-based public health strategies and experience in policy advocacy, we would love to hear from you.

A strong track record in establishing effective collaborations, leading dynamic campaigns and an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi’s application to cancer prevention is required, as is an appropriate qualification in Public Health or other relevant qualification.


To apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter that outline why you are suitable for this role.

Anne Andrew
Last updated: May 26, 2021