Community Engagement /Health Promoter – Schools Settings Coordinator

The MHF has a newly created role within our Community Engagement & Health Promotion team as a schools settings coordinator.
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Position: Community Engagement /Health Promoter – Schools Settings Coordinator
Opens: 3 August 2022
Closes: 24 August 2022

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF) is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.

We have a newly created role within our Community Engagement & Health Promotion team as a schools settings coordinator. 

The MHF is developing their schools strategy and this role will be key in helping to drive its success. You will use your passion for health promotion and the education sector to support the rollout of the MHF’s schools strategy, the schools component of campaign-based initiatives such as Pink Shirt Day and Mental Health Awareness Week, and other activities that have a focus on schools.

The role has a strong focus on relationships. You’ll work with a range of community organisations, stakeholders, and networks –  prioritising engagement with Kura and communities with high Māori, Pacific and rainbow populations. MHF is a nationwide organisation, and therefore our mahi ensures we are expanding our reach across communities in Aotearoa through kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) and online engagement. 

You will support a whole school community approach that promotes wellbeing for whānau, teachers and tamariki and that also reduces bullying as well as being responsible for overseeing, supporting, and facilitating school-related activities through health promotion best practices.

You will be a confident communicator who thrives on whanaungatanga/relationship building, facilitating hui (meetings), project managing and promoting resources. 

You will have: 

  • Experience in health promotion and public health 
  • Understanding of the education sector or have worked in school settings
  • Project management and planning 
  • Relationship development and management 
  • Experience working with Māori, Pacific and rainbow communities
  • Knowledge and ability to kōrero te reo Māori and tikanga Māori

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

What we offer

  • A vibrant, open-plan office based in the heart of Mt Eden
  • A positive, supportive, friendly and collaborative team culture
  • Flexible working arrangements, including summer hours (half-day Fridays during daylight savings)! 
  • Professional and personal development opportunities.
  • Competitive salary

The MHF works within its organisational values of:

  • Ōritetanga –  fairness and equity 
  • Tika, Pono, Aroha –  respect, truthfulness, compassion 
  • Whānaungatanga –  trusted relationships, whānau-centred 
  • Te Pae Tawhiti –  innovation 
  • Toitū – sustainability.

Working within our Community Engagement & Health Promotion team, you’ll work collaboratively with our teams and with other stakeholders in our mission to prevent suicide, eradicate stigma and discrimination and improve the positive mental health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.  

The salary range for this role is $63,000–$73,000 and will be commensurate to the successful candidate's skills and experience for the role. 

We value the expertise of people with experience of mental distress or illness – or tāngata mātau-ā-wheako – and we are an EEO employer. 

The Mental Health Foundation actively promotes the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

This role is based in Auckland.

If you would like to apply for this role, please complete this application:, and there you will find a copy of the job description. 

The closing date for applications is 24 August 2022 at 5pm

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