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NZ Heart Foundation

Project Lead - Nutrition Education

Education Team – Auckland, Ellerslie
Department Education Team
Employment Type Fixed Term Full-time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation TBC

Project Lead - Nutrition Education


  • Great opportunity for a Nutritionist with strong project management ability
  • Utilise your eye for identifying opportunities and making things happen
  • Fixed term 12 months maternity leave cover, 32-40 hours per week (negotiable)

The Heart Foundation is New Zealand’s heart health charity. Our vision is hearts fit for life, for this generation and the next. Research, education, prevention and quality care underpin the work we do.

About the team

The Education team is responsible for developing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating a range of school and early learning services-based nutrition and physical activity initiatives and activities, delivered by our Nutrition Advisors throughout New Zealand. We would love to hear from you, if you’re looking to join a team that is truly connected and passionate about positively influencing healthier learning communities and you believe you have an eye for identifying and acting on opportunities to improve the reach and impact of our work.

This role is fixed term covering maternity leave, starting in January 2020. We are a flexible team and can support 32-40 hours per week. Talk to us about what your preferences are.

 About our ideal candidate

Your role will be varied with a strong project focus. In addition to your tertiary qualification in nutrition, you will have an engaging and curious personality, able to build quick rapport with a range of stakeholders at a national level. You will know how to take the opportunities identified through your networking, into projects that deliver a measurable difference in reach and growth for the Heart Foundation’s work in schools and early learning services. Ideally with knowledge of marketing and digital content development, you will have credible writing skills that enable content to be delivered for various audiences.

About your skills and attributes:

  • A tertiary qualification in Nutrition is essential
  • Experience working within the education/health sector
  • A self-starter, with an eager eye for opportunities and the ability to navigate ambiguity
  • Demonstrated experience in getting initiatives underway and delivering results
  • Understanding of socio-economic and cultural inequalities
  • Proven project management ability (lead, plan, budget, coordinate and delivery)
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills (customer focussed with a “can do – will do” attitude)
  • Understanding and experience in resource development and programme marketing
  • Exposure to digital content for various channels
  • An understanding of children's nutrition
  • Engaging and confident public speaker

View the Position Description here

 Applications close: 5pm Monday 28th October, 2019.

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  • Location
    Auckland, Ellerslie
  • Department
    Education Team
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term Full-time
  • Minimum Experience
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