Nutrition Advisor Hawke's Bay

Prevention · Napier, Napier South
Department Prevention
Employment Type Fixed Term Part-time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

  • Exciting role working with New Zealand’s leading heart health charity
  • Be part of a team driven to promote Heart Health in the education sector
  • Based in the Hawke’s Bay, fixed term to June 2021, part time role (20 hrs per week)


About the Team


At the Heart Foundation, we are driven by our purpose - to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives.  The delivery of prevention and care and support programmes in New Zealand communities and fundraising for vital heart research describes the diverse work of our team of approximately 140 people across New Zealand.  


About the role:


The Nutrition Advisor in Hawke’s Bay reports to the Prevention Manager – South and is part of the Prevention team. The purpose of this team is to promote knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that prevent heart disease among all New Zealanders. This is done by working with schools, early learning services and their wider communities, helping them to make healthy changes to their food environment, providing nutrition education and improving the long-term heart health of our tamariki.


To succeed in this role, you will be passionate about facilitating positive nutrition outcomes in schools, early learning services and their communities. You will be an excellent communicator and relate well to all, especially our tamariki.  As a presenter and will get a “buzz” out of delivering impactful workshops, establishing high-trust relationships with various stakeholders and being a subject matter expert. You will have a strong interest in Human Nutrition and a broad understanding of public health.


Currently you might be working in a teaching role or clinical position with a strong desire to move into a more community facing role. This role offers excellent opportunities to utilise and grow your strengths and skills in education, consumer support and relationship management. This is a truly autonomous role working in a diverse, passionate and highly engaged team that’s committed to supporting each other and a shared vision of improving equity and serving New Zealand.


What we are looking for:

  • Proven experience influencing groups, and/or organisations to adopt health promoting practices.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the heart health of New Zealanders.
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a decentralised and geographically remote team.
  • Ability to identify, analyse and solve problems on a day-to-day basis, without direct supervision.
  • An understanding of the educational, socio-economic, cultural and community factors which influence child health.
  • Experienced presenter
  • Have an affinity with Tikanga Māori is comfortable engaging in a Te Reo context.
  • A current, clean full driver’s licence and a car you can use for work


If this role is of interest to you, we would love to hear from you. Please review the  Position Description and apply now!

Note that we will only consider New Zealand residents and holders of a valid work visa for this opportunity.

Applications close:  Friday 30 October  at midday

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  • Location
    Napier, Napier South
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term Part-time
  • Minimum Experience