Wanted: Diabetes Youth Services & Events Manager (Auckland)
Type 1 diabetes is a condition which requires 24/7 management and a lifetime of care. Not a single day managing the disease is the same, and building a support network of other individuals with shared experiences can significantly improve a diabetics control and quality of life. Our Youth programmes provide the opportunity for Type 1 youth and their families in Auckland to learn about the disease and build those support networks. Successful management requires assistance from all family members, so it is valuable for everyone involved to have a community of people they can relate to and share experiences with.
This role is responsible for development and implementation of an annual plan that will meet the needs of the Auckland diabetes youth community (under 25’s). This role will be responsible for camps, activities, and events that focus on a combination of education, networking, and support to assist youth and their families in Auckland living with Type 1 diabetes.
This role is for up to 16 hours per week and the nature of this role requires some flexibility of hours to be managed in conjunction with Diabetes New Zealand Auckland – Branch Manager.
This role is critical to the work of Diabetes NZ – Auckland and will provide the opportunity to fulfil a very rewarding role for young people and their parents and families with Type 1 diabetes
What we need
We are looking for a very special person to fulfil this incredibly busy and rewarding role.
Direct experience with working with a long term medical condition would be advantageous. Ideally with Type 1diabetes either as a parent or someone with Type 1 diabetes
A passion for working with and for young people and helping them reach their potential
Strong communication skills
Excellent Stakeholder relationships
Extraordinary project planning and event implementation capability and experience
Self-starter with initiative but enjoys working as part of a small team
Must be open minded and understand there are complexities to the condition and its treatment
Please forward CV and covering letter explaining how you fit the role to Branch Manager Diabetes NZ – Auckland Branch via Office@diabetesauckland.org.nz please ensure subject line is Diabetes Youth Services & Event Manager (Auckland) application
Phone queries for more information can be made to Sheena Duffy Vakatale 09 622 4194.