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Health Writer / Digital Event Coordinator

  • Keen to combine your health or science expertise with your writing skills to make a difference?
  • Do you have the knowledge and instinct to tailor your writing to public or professional audiences as needed?
  • Do you have the initiative and enthusiasm to take responsibility for our popular webinar programme?

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is seeking an experienced writer with demonstrated understanding of healthcare, medicine or science to create informative, authoritative web-based content and to coordinate our patient webinar programme. The successful candidate will likely have at least 2-3 years' experience and a body of quality content to show us.

The ability to distil health and science information into content that can be readily grasped by a wide audience is important, and ideally you can also write with authority for more expert audiences, such as medical professionals. The role is a mix of creating new content and updating existing material. For new content, we'd expect you to be proactive in identifying stories of interest; for existing and new, you’ll looking for ways to enhance users' experience of our website and web-based services.

Specifically, you'd look after BCFNZ's blog/news platform; preparing social media content for our digital team; writing and updating website content and print resources (guided by our nurses); and creating e-newsletters. Running our popular patient webinar programme will require you to take initiative, plan ahead and be unafraid of technology.

We're a hands-on team, so you'll likely find yourself involved in a whole bunch of other things, too. This is a full-time position based in our Parnell office.

For a job description or to submit your cover letter and CV please contact Adele Gautier, Applications close Tuesday August 17, 2021, but we will start interviewing suitable candidates as applications come through.

Project Manager (fixed term 0.4-0.5 FTE)

  • Use your project management skills to make a difference for people with breast cancer
  • Help us roll-out ground-breaking telehealth patient support programmes
  • Flexible hours on a 12-month 0.4-0.5 FTE contract

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is seeking a project manager, preferably with experience in IT / technology or healthcare projects.

Primarily, you will be helping us roll out the multi-site pilot of a new telehealth tool to improve symptom management for people with advanced breast cancer. You'll need to:

  • Maintain and develop excellent stakeholder relationships and manage expectations. 
  • Identify issues, risks and mitigation strategies for each site implementation. Manage issue resolution amongst parties in a timely manner.
  • Have oversight of project resource allocation at each site.
  • Work with stakeholders to set timeline and milestones for the implementation, and coordinate between the parties to make sure these are met.
  • Ensure implementations are done in line with BCFNZ’s vision for the service.
  • Maintain a project plan.
  • Continue to coordinate and be involved in post go-live monitoring at sites, ensuring any issues are tracked and addressed.

This role may also span other technology projects as required by BCFNZ, therefore the ability to manage multiple projects at once and competing priorities is essential.

This is a 12-month fixed-term opportunity based at our BCFNZ office in Parnell. This role is part-time 0.4-0.5 FTE (days/hours are flexible). We may consider a shorter term if necessary. For a job description or to submit your cover letter and CV please contact Adele Gautier,