Health Promoter - Social Action Grants Advisor

Mental Health Foundation

  • Flexible
  • Auckland

Health Promoter - Social Action Grants Advisor 

  • Based at the heart of Maungawhau, Mt Eden (Auckland)
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Summer hours (half-day Fridays during daylight savings)
  • Vibrant and modern office space
  • Competitive salary

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

The MHF’s Community Engagement and Health Promotion Team is looking for an experienced health promoter to act as a grants advisor and administrator. This role will lead the co-ordination and delivery of the Nōku te Ao: Like Minds Social Action Grants programme, which will award project grants to communities to help them end mental distress discrimination. 

Nōku te Ao: Like Minds is a national programme aiming to end prejudice and discrimination against the 47% of New Zealanders who will experience mental distress or illness in their lifetimes. As the lead of the Social Action Grants component of that programme, you will be responsible for increasing the grants’ engagement and reach into communities across Aotearoa, collaboratively promoting the grants through both kanohi-ki-te-kanohi and digital channels alongside a Communications and Marketing Lead.

Seeing the end-to-end grants process through, you’ll use your relationship and project management skills to foster and procure the creation of outstanding grants applications, while staying connected to grant recipients and, ensuring their projects remain on track.

Balancing your time between assessing spreadsheets and engaging with Māori, Pasifika, Asian, rainbow and lived experience communities and their intersections, you’ll build and maintain community networks and identify differing needs across them to help end mental distress discrimination in Aotearoa.

If you have grants experience, have worked in health promotion or mental health and want to be a part of this inspiring programme, this is the role for you. 

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • 2-3 years’ experience working in a health promotion, grants advisor or grants administrator role 
  • An understanding of mental health (including positive mental health) and the mental health sector
  • An understanding of a range of health promotion concepts, including equity and discrimination
  • Knowledge of the communities most impacted by mental distress and illness
  • An ability to work with a diverse range of people and cultures 
  • Skills in project administration and budget management 
  • An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its practical application
  • An existing knowledge of, willingness to grow and extend your knowledge of, te ao Māori and te reo Māori.

If our description sounds like you, we’d love you to get in touch with us! We will be reviewing applications as we receive them.  

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. 

This role will work closely and collaboratively across the MHF, as well as with other Nōku te Ao: Like Minds partner organisations and the programme’s funder, Te Hiringa Hauora/the Health Promotion Agency.  

This role sits within the Mental Health Foundation’s Community Engagement and Health Promotion team, and reports to the Community Engagement and Health Promotion Team Lead.

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

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

The salary will be commensurate to the successful candidate's skills and experience for the role, the salary band is $59,000 - $71,000.

This role is based in Auckland.

If you would like to apply for this role, please complete this application https://mhfnz.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=57, and there you will find a copy of the job description. 

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 7th December at 5pm. 

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