Heart Health Advocate - Whanganui, Palmerston North & Masterton

Care & Support · Whanganui/Palmerston North, Manawatu
Department Care & Support
Employment Type Permanent Full-time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Heart Health Advocate - Whanganui, Palmerston North & Masterton

  • New Zealand’s leading heart health charity
  • This role could be based in Whanganui or Palmerston North
  • Permanent, 40 hours per week

What we do:

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.


Who we work with:

Communities we serve, primary and secondary care providers, health providers, Iwi and Kaupapa Māori organisations, Pasifika health organisations and aligned NGOs.


What the job involves:

The role of the Heart Health Advocate (HHA) is to support people living with heart disease as well as facilitating and advocating for heart health within your hapori whānui (community). Key responsibilities include developing and activating community initiatives, championing the heart health message, heart health advocacy and cardiac care & support.


Who we are looking for:

You will be a community-focused person who is inspired to get amongst your community and help bring about a culture of heart-healthy wellbeing. You will enjoy working independently, building strong relationships and you’ll be connected to your community and health professionals.


You will have experience with community development and promotion of health and a background in patient support. If you have experience recruiting and co-ordinating and nurturing relationships with volunteers that would be great too. A tertiary qualification in one of the following would be advantageous, but not essential: social science, education, human services and/or community development.


We need people who:

  • are strong communicators with the ability to build trusting relationships
  • are flexible, adaptable, and ambitious - our context is constantly evolving
  • act as a catalyst and work well with others, sharing best practice and encouraging leaders in education to drive change
  • are able to connect with people from a range of different communities.

Why you should apply:

This role will give you the opportunity to grow your career and be involved in developing the community engagement plan for the Whanganui-Palmerston North-Masterton region including the new exciting online tool “My Heart Check”. You will truly be able to make a difference in the role of Heart Health Advocate, positively impacting people's heart health by raising awareness in your community. If that’s not enough, you will also be working with a supported, passionate and highly engaged team, for an iconic and well-respected charity.


We would like you to apply via the  Heart Foundation Careers page, https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/about-us/careers-at-the-heart-foundation. Please check out the

position description and submit your application via the "apply for this job" button. 


Please note, we will only consider NZ residents and holders of a valid work visa for this position. 

Application close: Monday 26th July at 4 pm.

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  • Location
    Whanganui/Palmerston North, Manawatu
  • Department
    Care & Support
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-time
  • Minimum Experience