Kaiārahi Mana Tangata
Cancer Society Wellington Division
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.
The Cancer Society Wellington Division is seeking an experienced person to fill the role of Kaiārahi Mana Tangata. This is a senior management role, reporting directly to the CEO and will be based in Wellington.
Who is the Cancer Society Wellington Division?
People are at the heart of what we do. We are committed to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer for all New Zealanders. As an organisation we are committed to achieving equity in the first instance for Māori, as tangata whenua and partners with the Crown under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, but also for the many populations and groups that make up Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse population. Māori, Pasifika and people who live in more deprived areas (for example, NZDep2018 decile 9 and 10) within our community carry a disproportionate burden of cancer including higher incidence levels, mortality and impact. These cancer inequities are unfair, avoidable and amenable to intervention; thus, achieving equity across the cancer continuum is crucial and a key priority for the Cancer Society. The Cancer Society recognises that different population groups with different levels of advantage require different approaches and resources to achieve equitable health outcomes.
The Cancer Society has a range of services providing practical and psychosocial support, patient accommodation, access to support groups, advocacy, advice and education to the community in keeping with the concepts and principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It places a high priority on the provision of a welcoming, supportive and friendly environment to people seeking the services of the Society.
The Cancer Society Wellington Division is part of the Cancer Society of New Zealand Federation. The Wellington Division encompasses, Greater Wellington, the Kāpiti Coast, the Wairarapa, Marlborough and the Nelson-Tasman regions.
As a member of the senior management group, this role will focus on:
- Embedding a Te Tiriti o Waitangi focus and an equity lens across the Division’s practice, policies, structures and systems.
- Actively contributing to addressing health inequities for Māori through building meaningful partnerships and relationships with Māori and the wider community across the CSWD.
- Supporting and lifting the cultural safety, competence and awareness of tikanga practices across the CSWD.
- Design and development of Māori cultural safety training for the CSWD workforce.
The full job description is available below.
To apply for the role, please submit your application to Catherine Fincher at catherineF@cancersoc.org.nz.
Applications close on 10 July 2020.