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Ki te Tūāpapa Hauora Hinengaro o Aotearoa
Mauri tū, Mauri ora
- Based at the heart of Maungawhau, Mt Eden
- Flexible working arrangements
- Summer hours (half day Fridays during daylight savings!)
- Vibrant and modern office space
- Competitive salary
The Mental Health Foundation’s (MHF’s) vision is Mauri tū, Mauri ora - creating a society where all people flourish, creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated, collaborative and empowering leader to join our Māori Engagement team and ensure the MHF’s work improves the hinengaro of Māori and engages and supports whānau, hapū, iwi and communities to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination and improve wellbeing and mauri ora.
Reporting to the chief executive and leading a small team, you’ll work as part of the senior leadership team and will support, advise and guide the MHF’s Māori engagement approach. You will ensure our programmes, projects and resources, including national campaigns such as Pink Shirt Day and Mental Health Awareness week, connect to and engage Māori.
Your mahi will be helping us fulfil our commitment as Te Tiriti partners to reducing inequities experienced by Māori, addressing systemic issues including institutional racism and the ongoing impacts of colonisation, and working toward a fair and just society where everyone can live well. You will contribute to our advocacy work on issues important to Māori including tackling the social determinants of mental health.
You’ll also be supporting work to improve our staff’s cultural knowledge and skill, providing mātauranga Māori and te ao Māori input into MHF mahi in development, advising on tikanga and working collaboratively with other organisations.
- Have deep knowledge of Te Reo Me Ona Tikanga
- Have knowledge and understanding of the articles and principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and how these apply in health settings
- Have demonstrable experience with budget management, project planning and management, and people management
- Have proficiency or fluency in Te Reo Maori
- An understanding of health promotion and health issues in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Track record of effective communication and engagement with Māori communities
- Significant senior leadership and operational management experience
- Leadership in organisational and change management
- Some experience of working with government including government ministries and/or agencies
- Thrive on being organised and getting things done
If this sounds like you, we want 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.
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.
The MHF has an ongoing commitment to Te Tiriti through guiding and prioritising our work to support the flourishing of Māori. We are a mainstream organisation that seeks to be an effective Te Tiriti partner by making our mahi engaging and meaningful for Māori.
The salary band for this role is $96,000 - $110,000 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 are an EEO employer.
Please apply with a cover letter and CV by using this link: https://mhfnz.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=70&source=aWQ9MTk%3D
The closing date for applications is Friday, 10 June 2022. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
The Mental Health Foundation have a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and mandate which applies to all roles. If you are successful in your job application to work at The Mental Health Foundation, you are required to comply with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 before your commencement date. This means you will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as part of the recruitment process.
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Mauri tū, Mauri ora