Community Engagement and Health Promotion Team Lead

Is it time for you to step up and show your leadership skills in a community engagement health promotion team lead position?
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Position: Community Engagement and Health Promotion Team Lead
Opens: 12 October 2020
Closes: 7 October 2020
  • Is it time for you to step up and show your leadership skills in a community engagement health promotion team lead position?
  • Do you excel at gathering community insights to inform the development of useful and relevant resources and materials that honour the voices and perspectives of those you have heard? 
  • Are you a natural at developing relationships with Māori communities, organisations and leaders?
  • Are you confident in spreading key mental health promotion messages to a wide variety of people and communities?

If this sounds like you, we need you here at the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) in one of two new team lead roles in our Community Engagement and Health Promotion team. You’ll be responsible for leading several suicide prevention resources for Māori, as well as working with the Community Engagement/Health Promotion Manager to support your team to complete their own suicide prevention projects. These resources will be communicating key messages to a variety of audiences such as Māori and Pacific communities, rangatahi, takatāpui, suicide bereaved and those experiencing mental distress. A key part of the role will be developing and maintaining relationships with these groups, as well as with government agencies and the NGO sector.

You’ll be managing and delivering projects with multiple priorities, while also supporting your team to manage theirs. To do this well you will need to collaborate closely with MHF’s Communications and Marketing team and ensure all MHF teams feel connected to our community engagement/health promotion work, so you’ll need to be an excellent communicator who likes meeting deadlines and thrives on working in a team.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have over 5 years’ experience working with Māori communities, and have an in-depth, intrinsic understanding of Te Ao Māori
  • Be able to work with a range of Māori leaders to ensure our resources are reflective of community insights
  • Be able to apply health promotion frameworks and processes
  • Ideally have leadership experience
  • Ideally hold experience in suicide prevention
  • Be experienced in the process of resource development  
  • Value collaborative approaches and achieving shared outcomes
  • Strong time management and communication skills
  • Strong relationship management skills 
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to support team wellbeing
  • Have great planning and budgeting skills  
  • Understands why some groups are disproportionately impacted by negative mental health.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

This is a new role reporting to the Community Engagement/Health Promotion Manager.

The salary will be commensurate to the successful candidate's skills and experience for the role.

The Mental Health Foundation actively promotes the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  We value the expertise of people with experience of mental illness - tangata whai ora - and we are an EEO employer. 

This role is based in our Mt Eden office.

Please apply with a cover letter and CV.  View the position description and details about how to apply

Applications close on Tuesday 20th October.  

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