Pou Whirinaki - Regional Development Manager
Christchurch, Canterbury
4d ago
  • Influential Senior Leadership Role
  • Drive Strategy, Policy and Practice
  • Otautahi / Christchurch Based
  • The Cancer Society of New Zealand is a well-known and highly regarded not for profit organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the community.

    As the result of a recent organisational review, The Cancer Society is strengthening its bicultural journey and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi with a focus on reducing cancer inequities, especially between Maori and non-Maori.

    The Cancer Society works with communities to provide leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in supportive care, health promotion, information, advocacy and research.

    The Canterbury West Coast Division is one of six autonomous divisions that form the Federated Cancer Society of New Zealand.

    More information can be found on their website www.cancer.org.nz

    This significant role will report into the Chief Executive and be responsible for leading a large portion of the core business’ and deputise to the CE at times.

    Through leading a team of Regional Managers, your aim is to achieve the greatest positive impact across the region on Maori and other communities with the greatest need.

    You will spend a significant amount of time across different regions to understand their needs and foster collaborative relationships with community groups, including Maori organisations, hapu and iwi.

    Through fostering relationships, you will develop the long term plan for each region, thus reducing the impact of cancer.

    Leading the implementation of national strategies and initiatives across regions, you will also work closely with the Senior Leadership team to develop strategy, policy and practice, and lead commitment to the Cancer Society’s Equity Charter that places a significant focus on Te Tiriti partnership, addressing the inequities Maori communites face, working towards improving outcomes for tangata whenua.

    To be successful in this position you will have demonstrated strong positive leadership in a senior NGO role, having built an effective team with a strong team culture.

    You will have a genuine respect and commitment to championing the tikanga and kawa of manawhenua, and knowledge of the community health sector as well as a strong commitment to equity and biculturalism, with experience building partnerships with Iwi / Maori organisations.

    You will have proven experience managing an entire organisation or substantial business unit, including P&L responsibility, external communications and operational responsibility.

    Your deep self-awareness and ability to understand other cultures will enable you to engage with individual and groups around a compelling purpose.

    You will have superb communication and networking skills and an aptitude for building robust and positive relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

    A full unrestricted driver’s licence will be essential.

    To apply

    If you feel you have what it takes to be part of the Cancer Society, and are excited by the opportunity to make a difference through your leadership, please submit your cover letter and CV by clicking on the Apply’ button.

    Initial phone enquiries can be made to Amanda Hance on 03 345 8754 or Sally Goldsmith on 03 345 8761.

    Applications for this role close 5pm Tuesday 25 May 2021

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