Equity Project Lead (0.6FTE)

Key responsibilities include:

  • The collection of baseline data for the Equity Project
  • To build relationships with Māori health and service providers in the region.
  • To provide equity advice to the planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes in conjunction with Health Promotion, Supportive Care and Volunteering teams within the boundaries of CSW
  • To support the development of equity partnership relationships within or relevant to CSW policies and programme areas
  • To develop and build relationships with key community stakeholders and to attend meetings with external agencies
  • To contribute to the review and implementation of the objectives and goals within CSW’s Mātātuhi Arahi, the service plan for Māori
  • To assist in the review of Cancer Society policies and procedures to ensure they include equity and align with our Mātātuhi Ārahi.
  • To utilise Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Ottawa Charter, and range of public health strategies to guide programme Implementation
  • Other tasks as agreed with CSW managers


  • Relationships with external providers are established, maintained and evidence of consultation is provided.
  • CSW staff better understand the need for equitable approaches to planning, and good quality equity advice is provided to the Cancer Society Wellington team.
  • CSW’s Mātātuhi Arahi, the service plan for Māori – goals and action plan are supported and appropriately promoted through an internal communication plan
  • Report on progress against goals of equity project
  • Divisional minimum data set reporting

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Ability to develop evidence-based health promotion programmes based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the Ottawa Charter
  • Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi based health promotion
  • The major influences of lifestyle factors on disease and cancer survivorship
  • Understanding the medical, behavioural and socio-environmental approaches to health
  • Knowledge of the contextual relationship between a cancer patient and the pathway trajectory of their journey
  • Ability to critically evaluate own and organisation’s work practices to facilitate cultural safety
  • Tikanga Māori knowledge and skills
  • Te Reo skills would be an advantage
  • Previous experience working on equity, cancer support or community health projects would be an advantage
  • Full drivers licence

Personal Competencies:

  • Integrity: Upholds a high standard of ethical behaviour in everyday words and actions
  • Autonomy: Functions independently
  • Initiative: Evaluates complex situations and seeks practical solutions to problems
  • Planning and organising: Efficiently organises, plans work and manages time
  • Interpersonal Communication: Communicates clearly and effectively 
  • Client service: Recognises, empathises and relates to the cancer public. 
  • Resilience: Effectively and professionally deals with work-related problems, pressures and stress
  • Flexibility: Show flexibility and willingness to adapt in the on-going changing needs of the CSW team and organisation
  • Non-smoker

You may register your interest by sending your CV and a covering letter to Gerardine Robinson at

Counsellor - 15 hours/week

The role of the Counsellor in our organisation is to provide services that ensure that people affected by cancer and their whānau receive respectful, psychological and emotional support in a confidential environment.

We are looking for a dynamic professional who can work within a supportive multidisciplinary environment. This position reports to and is supported by the Manager of Supportive Care working as part of a fantastic team of passionate professionals.

This position requires:

  • A relevant professional qualification and membership to a professional body (i.e. NZAC)
  • Facilitation of a support group on occasion.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Experience with a Client Management Database (i.e. Penelope)
  • An understanding of, and the ability to work within, the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi
  • Tikanga Māori knowledge and skills
  • A client-centred approach and ability to assess the psychosocial needs and safety of the client, caregivers and families/whānau
  • Knowledge of and skills to work with children and young people would be advantageous.

For a full job description, please email Gerardine Robinson at

You may register your interest by sending your CV and a covering letter to Gerardine by 05/07/2019


Respect for the confidentiality of the Cancer Society of New Zealand information and intellectual property is essential. Breaching this is considered serious misconduct.

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