Nutrition Advisor - Rotorua

Prevention · Rotorua, Rotorua
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
  • Twelve-month, part time role (20 hrs per week)


About the Heart Foundation

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. As part of our prevention work, we want to enable people to make healthy heart choices by supporting children and whānau to improve food knowledge and skills and to champion healthier food environments in schools and early learning services.


What the job involves:

We support schools and early learning services to make healthy changes to their nutrition environments by the provision of education and advice. This role covers the Rotorua District.


Who we work with:

Primarily schools, early learning services and their wider communities. We also work with other stakeholders such as Healthy Families NZ and Healthy Active Learning.


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 energetic, impactful workshops, and establishing high-trust relationships with various stakeholders. You will have the ability to alter your communication approach: one day you could be talking to Tamariki and the next presenting to a school’s Board of Trustees. Your strong interest in food and broad understanding of public health will shine through in all your conversations.


Previously you might have worked in a teaching role or clinical position with a strong desire to move into a more community facing role. 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, comfortable engaging in a Te Reo context.
  • Te Reo language skills would be an advantage.
  • A current, clean full driver’s licence and a car you can use for work.


Please visit our careers page to review the Position description and apply now!

Note that we will only consider applications submitted via the Heart Foundation careers page.

New Zealand residents and holders of valid work visa will only be considered.  



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