The Organisation

Diabetes NZ – Auckland Branch is a branch of the registered charity Diabetes New Zealand Incorporated.  It has developed an operating model that reflects the strategic direction of Diabetes New Zealand while incorporating the unique cultural diversity of the Auckland region.  Its mission is to provide the one in four Aucklanders affected by, or who are high risk of being affected by, diabetes with the support needed to live a full and active life.

The youth division, Diabetes Youth Auckland (DYA), works to create a web of support networks for young people with diabetes and their families, and to empower them with the information they need to successfully manage the condition and family life.  Programmes include educational events, camps, fun events and practical resources.


The Role

Reporting to the Auckland Branch Manager, the role is responsible for developing and implementing programmes and activities that will provide education, advocacy, support networks, and resources to children with diabetes and their families in Auckland.

The person will become a key member of a tight knit and highly effective team and will have the support of and work with the Diabetes Youth Auckland Committee.

Key responsibilities:

  • Development of an annual plan and implementation including the proposed budget (income and expenditure) that supports service delivery for each year.
  • Planning, marketing and implementing the logistics of DYA youth activities, events and camps, ensuring Health and Safety obligations are met and Risk Assessment planning occurs for each event.
  • Provide support for parents and their families affected by diabetes: at all times demonstrate qualities of empathy and empowerment.
  • Support the DYA Committee’s fundraising activities and funding opportunities


Person Specification

Previous experience of working in a charity and children/youth is required for this role. You will need to have an understanding of diabetes and especially type 1, be a team player who is happy to get stuck in, is highly motivated with strong attention to detail and a skilled problem solver.  The role requires flexibility to work outside office hours and at the weekend. This role is for 20 hours and the office is based in Penrose.

Job Description

To Apply

If this sounds like the right job for you then please email an updated CV with a cover letter addressed to Sheena Duffy Vakatale, outlining your experience against the core competencies in the job description and tell us why you would want to work for Diabetes Youth Auckland.

The closing date for this role is 17th December 2018