He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

The Cancer Society Wellington Division is seeking an experienced person to fill the role of Kaiārahi Mana Tangata. This is a senior management role, reporting directly to the CEO and will be based in Wellington.

Who is the Cancer Society Wellington Division?

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. Māori, Pasifika and people who live in more deprived areas (for example, NZDep2018 decile 9 and 10) within our community carry a disproportionate burden of cancer including higher incidence levels, mortality and impact. These cancer inequities are unfair, avoidable and amenable to intervention; thus, achieving equity across the cancer continuum is crucial and a key priority for the Cancer Society. The Cancer Society recognises that different population groups with different levels of advantage require different approaches and resources to achieve equitable health outcomes.

The Cancer Society has a range of services providing practical and psychosocial support, patient accommodation, access to support groups, advocacy, advice and education to the community in keeping with the concepts and principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It places a high priority on the provision of a welcoming, supportive and friendly environment to people seeking the services of the Society.

The Cancer Society Wellington Division is part of the Cancer Society of New Zealand Federation. The Wellington Division encompasses, Greater Wellington, the Kāpiti Coast, the Wairarapa, Marlborough and the Nelson-Tasman regions.

About the role

As a member of the senior management group, this role will focus on:

  • Embedding a Te Tiriti o Waitangi focus and an equity lens across the Division’s practice, policies, structures and systems.
  • Actively contributing to addressing health inequities for Māori through building meaningful partnerships and relationships with Māori and the wider community across the CSWD.
  • Actively partnering with staff to support and lift the cultural safety, competence and awareness of tikanga practices across the CSWD.
  • Design and development of Māori cultural safety training for the CSWD workforce.

About you

We are searching for someone with proven health or social services sector leadership with a sound knowledge of how to incorporate Te Tiriti to address and improve the health needs of Māori and improve the lives of their whānau.

You’ll be recognised for your warmth, wairua and heart and your ability to lead meaningful, enduring change. 

We can offer you:

  • A supportive work environment with a valued commitment to employee wellbeing
  • Comprehensive sick leave including extra covid leave
  • Extra well-being leave days per year, plus an annual wellbeing allowance
  • A flexible working policy with the option of working one day per week from home.

Please apply online with a copy of your CV and a cover letter telling us what makes you perfect for this important mahi. Note that there is the option of working in the role part-time (4 days per week) for the right person.

Apply here: https://ahujobs.maori.nz/job_page/kai%C4%81rahi-mana-tangata-

Last updated: August 17, 2023