Glaucoma New Zealand (GNZ) is a charitable trust established in 2002 with a mission to eliminate unnecessary blindness from glaucoma and offers nationwide services to everyone affected by and concerned with glaucoma. Glaucoma is the number one preventable cause of blindness in New Zealand.


About the role

The role will help the public to improve their understanding of glaucoma and provide support and resources for those diagnosed with glaucoma.

You will be working with a small friendly team, supportive board of trustees and sector leading organisations and supporters.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Organise and facilitate free patient symposiums nationally and organise guest speakers and materials
  • Organise and facilitate free community meetings with local community groups on glaucoma; develop and support local partnerships to broaden the local response to glaucoma awareness and prevention
  • Organise and attend conference and expo opportunities nationwide
  • Oversee and establish support groups nationwide
  • Implement the new patient referral pathway and organise volunteers as required
  • Manage data entry and follow-ups timely and appropriately
  • Update existing resources where needed such as leaflets, posters, videos, presentations and brochures to aid health promotion in different environments around glaucoma
  • Oversee all communication requirements in relation to responsibilities such as invites, data entry, event advertising and reporting
  • Support those with  glaucoma in their journey.


What to expect

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Travel locally and nationally and will require overnight weekend work from time to time
  • Mileage reimbursed and all travel expenses paid for
  • Fixed term contract for 12 months / 30 hours a week.


Person specification

  • Someone with experience in the eye health sector
  • Someone with the ability to relate to a wide range of people in the public from all walks of life
  • Leadership skills to work with volunteers to lead support groups nationwide
  • Experience presenting and enjoys public speaking or willing to develop these skills
  • Great organisational skills to multitask a large calendar of meetings and events
  • Full driver’s license and ability to use your own personal vehicle for local travel
  • Flexibility to changes in the work schedule to meet the needs of the role and happy to travel nationally with overnight stays on your own
  • Advanced in computer skills
  • Can work independently and is self-motivated, shows ingenuity to advance the role requirements and is organised and confident.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for this role, please email your covering letter and CV to:

Helen Danesh-Meyer, Chair Glaucoma NZ:

Closing date for applications: 24 August 2020
Interviews may start before the closing date for the right person!

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