The Hāpai National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service facilitates engagement between a wide range of policy makers, decision makers/influencers that may include, parliamentary committees, the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards, NGOs, Primary Health Organisations, corporate stakeholders, media, stop smoking service providers, local councils, Māori and Pacific providers, Iwi, local and national businesses, research and academic institutions, territorial local authorities, crown agencies and communities to progress Smokefree 2025.

Our Tobacco Control Advocacy service utilises relationships and key influencers to spur increased ownership, and a positive view of Smokefree 2025, it identifies, delivers and promotes effective public health and advocacy interventions that will create and strengthen Smokefree policies. Our role is also to increase public and media understanding of what will get us to 2025.

The four key objectives of all Hāpai tobacco control advocacy activities are:

  1. To reduce smoking initiation,
  2. To increase quitting,
  3. To reduce the social, economic and health harms of tobacco,
  4. To reduce inequalities

The General Manager leads a small interdisciplinary team, with reporting accountability to the CEO of Hāpai Te Hauora. This is a service which advocates for all New Zealanders but has a Māori and Pacific focus due to the inequitable burden of tobacco-related harm on these communities. This role therefore requires a leader with experience working in culturally diverse environments. 

The successful applicant will have: 

  • Leadership and management experience
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Strong communications and media engagement skills
  • Previous experience in public health advocacy 

Applications close 8th December 2017 at 5pm. Please provide a CV and cover letter with your application.