The Cancer Society is recruiting for a part-time position for our Kia Ora E Te Iwi programme based in Tairāwhiti.

The 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. 


About the Programme:

Kia Ora E Te Iwi is a Kaupapa Māori Cancer Society education, awareness and engagement programme.  It aims to give Māori whānau and communities the information needed to be able to get the help required in coping with cancer, and to open the door to Cancer Society as an organisation that can assist our Māori communities.

The Cancer Society’s aim is to improve access of services for Māori, to improve better cancer outcomes.  Kia Ora E Te Iwi (KOETI) is a Kaupapa Māori programme and therefore managed and implemented in line with Māori values and practices.


About the role:

  • This is a permanent part time position; hours may be flexible to suit the work and the person
  • We are looking for a team member passionate about education and wellbeing of the Tairāwhiti/Gisborne community
  • The successful candidate will join a small energetic and dedicated team in the Gisborne Centre


The purpose of the role is to:

  • Improve and inform whānau Māori about cancer and services available in the community
  • Improve Health and Wellbeing for people, whānau and community by providing an information programme (Kia Ora E Te Iwi)
  • Work closely with Māori providers and communities


Is this you:

  • Can you plan and facilitate a programme.  Do you have effective communication and presentation skills?
  • Are you community orientated and have great community networks?
  • Do have a clear understanding of Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Kaupapa Māori and Te Reo?

To Apply

Please download and complete the application form and send it along with your CV and covering letter to:

Applications close 5pm Friday, 26 July 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive suitable applications for the role prior to the closing date.  Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Last updated: June 26, 2024