Service Coordinator and Health Educator Bowel Screening Services

About the Role

Hutt Valley District Health Board’s Bowel Screening Programme needs to plan ongoing coordination and health promotion (education) for the programme in order to support equity and outcomes for our population, particularly our Maori and Pacific peoples.

Working at the Hutt Valley DHB you will become part of an enthusiastic, dynamic and committed team of health workers providing a modern and innovative approach to healthcare, with the bonus of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and opportunities for professional development. Only 15 mins from the Wellington CBD, the Hutt Valley is home to many outdoor attractions and a haven for art lovers and beach goers.

Hutt Valley DHB provides secondary services for a population of approximately 148,000, with 24-hour acute and elective care in general and orthopaedic surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, cardiology, regional rheumatology, regional burns and plastics, psychiatry, rehabilitation, gastroenterology, paediatrics and breast, cervical and bowel screening services.

The Bowel Screening Programme is just completing its second year of operation. The programme has clinical, managerial and regional support but needs the focused attention of a project person to determine the future needs and development of the programme and to establish ongoing processes in order to support and maximise the equity outcomes for the population of the Hutt Valley. 

The role would suit someone who is familiar with the Hutt Valley and has significant connections with local iwi and Maori and Pacific communities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Review the programme development needs
  • Develop Maori and Pacific participation plans
  • Support the reporting programme
  • Develop linkages and working strategies with other screening programmes
  • Support health education and engagement activities with Maori  and Pacific groups

You will have:

  • Project management experience
  • Experience working and engaging with local  Maori and Pacific communities
  • Skills in writing reports and developing documents 
  • Excellent communication skills

This role is a fixed term contract for 6-9 months (depending on the hours) and can be full time or part time with flexible working hours within the programme needs. There is mentoring support from people experienced in the Bowel Screening Programme.

How to Apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button or through our careers website:  Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 9112146A-19 and job title in the subject line.


Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: 9112146A-19

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019