As the newly established Team Leader for our West Coast Centre (based in Greymouth), you’ll be responsible for a small team who engage and advocate for people affected by cancer. This is an opportunity to be a part of something pretty special.

If you’ve been searching for meaningful mahi and a chance to make a difference in your local community, then this is the role for you!

The rate of cancer is set to double in the next decade, and we need you to help us respond to this.

This role will see you manage all day-to-day Cancer Society operations on the West Coast. From supervising the team, overseeing the provision of our core services in cancer prevention, whānau support, community development and engagement, to handling your own case-load and managing our local building and assets – this role is busy, varied and incredibly rewarding.

At the top of our wishlist is that you have experience leading a team in a healthcare or community setting, can effectively manage operational activities to ensure quality service delivery, and have exceptional people and interpersonal skills.

Reporting to the Centre Manager Christchurch/West Coast, who is based in Christchurch, you’ll need to be motivated, proactive and able to work autonomously. That’s not to say your manager won’t be around when you need them, but you’ll need to be able to make sound decisions based on your knowledge and experience and be comfortable reporting to someone who you see most often via MS Teams.

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Our Kaupapa

The Cancer Society’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We are here for everyone, no matter what cancer. The support we provide is broad and includes counselling, transport, accommodation, health promotion and advocacy. We are also the largest private funder of cancer research in New Zealand.

At a local level Cancer Society Canterbury/West Coast Division (Cancer Society CWC) are deeply committed to the needs of whānau and have centres in Rangiora, Christchurch Central, Rolleston, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth. We work closely with the Canterbury and West Coast communities to generate funding that allows us to offer these services and plan for the future.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is foundational to our work and the Cancer Society recognises the status of Māori as Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa. Our strategic plan and equity charter underpin our commitment to overcoming the inequities relating to prevention, care and survivorship facing Māori, Pasifika and other minority groups impacted by cancer throughout Aotearoa.

Last updated: October 20, 2022