Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa is the iwi authority based in Te Hiku o Te Ika, Far North and is one of ten chosen Healthy Families Communities contracted by Ministry of Health as the Lead Provider to lead this community health initiative within the Far North district.
Healthy Families NZ is a nationally led initiative which aims to improve people’s health by taking a dynamic systems approach to preventing chronic disease. It builds on evidence from the successful ‘Healthy Together Victoria’ initiative and is focused on making positive health changes within the places that people live, learn, work and play. It is designed to support whanau to live healthy, active lives by making good food choices, being physically active, sustaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking and moderating alcohol consumption to support the underlying causes of good health.
In association with Healthy Families NZ, Te Runanga o Te Rarawa has two new employment opportunities that we invite you to apply for.
Healthy Families Far North Settings Coordinator
This is an exciting opportunity to lead positive change in the community. Your primary focus will be to support the implementation of relevant health promoting frameworks within workplaces, schools and early childhood services in the Far North district. You will coordinate interventions in community settings to create supportive environments for healthy living and work collaboratively with other health promotion practitioners supporting settings based health promotion.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
· Actively contribute to the development, establishment and ongoing implementation of health promoting settings frameworks.
· Coordinate support to settings to achieve ‘Health Promoting Organisation/School/Service’ status.
· Facilitate a network of health promotion practitioners supporting settings based health promotion in the Far North district and support and contribute to capacity building for the network.
· Coordinate initiatives in community settings to create supportive environments for healthy eating, physical activity, alcohol and tobacco reduction.
The successful applicant will have a significant level of knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of health promotion and chronic disease prevention. You will have an in depth understanding of community settings and related sectors and an outstanding ability to build effective relationships. You will have exceptional organizational and communication skills and the ability to adapt to changing requirements.
Healthy Families Far North Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator
This is an exciting opportunity to lead positive change in the community. Your primary focus will be managing and delivering tailored local level communications and supporting community engagement and participation in the Healthy Families Far North district.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
· Engage and maintain collaborative relationships with relevant local agencies and partners.
· Manage and deliver local communication, stakeholder engagement, social marketing, media and issues management strategies.
· Manage Healthy Families Far North online presence.
· Manage the local use of Healthy Families Far North branding.
· Provide evidence-informed, authoritative and strategic communications and engagement advice to the Healthy Families Far North Team and partners.
The successful applicant will have considerable experience in communications, social marketing, and/or digital media. You will have knowledge and an understanding of the principles and practices of health promotion and social marketing (as a health promotion intervention). You will have an outstanding ability to build effective relationships, have exceptional organizational and communication skills and the ability to adapt to changing requirements.
Our office is based in Kaitaia and if you are committed and passionate about making a difference in the Far North district, and would like to work with a dynamic team in this exciting programme please contact the Runanga office (09) 4080141 or go to www.terarawa.iwi.nz for an application package. Written applications with resumes can be posted to:
Te Runanga O Te Rarawa
16 Matthews Ave
P O Box 361
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: 3 July 2015