This role is responsible for communications activities relating to the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at Hāpai Te Hauora. This includes writing copy, co-ordinating media engagement including media releases, multi-media activities as required.

This service sits within Hāpai Te Hauora, the largest Māori public health organisation in Aotearoa. Reporting to the General Manager for the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service, the Communications Lead will also work collaboratively on whole-of-organisation initiatives for Hāpai Te Hauora. With national and regional contracts across tobacco control, gambling harm reduction, alcohol and other drugs harm reduction, mental health and health sector workforce development, the wider work environment has a strong focus on improving population health for all New Zealanders, with special attention targeted towards those who currently suffer a disproportionate burden of poor health – our Māori and Pasifika communities. Our workforce reflects the communities we serve, and we welcome applications from our diverse populations, and we commit to providing a safe and inclusive work environment.

A background in the health sector is desirable but not essential for this role and support will be provided to the successful applicant to up-skill on the role of the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service, which focusses on the reduction of the incidence of SUDI in the New Zealand population with a specific emphasis on the over-representation of Māori among SUDI statistics.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Cultural safety
  • Experience with print, radio and television media
  • A full driver’s license

The following qualities/experience are ideally sought, but not essential:

  • Health sector experience
  • Existing networks with key stakeholders in maternal and child health
  • Existing networks with key media organisations
  • Conversational ability or fluency in te reo Māori

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to by 19 December 2020