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Northern Region Representative Sought for Nga Hau E Wha | Apply by 2 Dec 2013

Nga Hau E Wha (NHEW – Four Winds) is a National Consumer Group of eight people (two from all four regions) who represent people in New Zealand who experience mental illness and/or addiction.

Nga Hau E Wha is contracted to the Ministry of Health to provide information about Mental Health and / or Addiction Services from a grassroots perspective. A Ministry representative attends all meetings.

A vacancy exists for a representative from the Northern Region. Nga Hau E Wha need someone who is capable of working with the group toward their vision ‘To Champion Many Voices’

To apply for this position you will need:

  • Lived experience of mental illness and / or addiction
  • A wide and strong network of people using services within the Northland, and the ability to extend these networks.
  • To demonstrate that you have the ability to work at a national level i.e IT, report writing skills, communication skills, ability to convey other peoples opinion.
  • Ability to work and participate in a team
  • Time available to attend four face-face meeting and other work required

Nga Hau E Wha is a working group and applicants must have time available to participate fully in the work of NHEW. There is a huge amount of email traffic and tasks to complete in between meetings so a commitment to the work of Nga Hau E Wha is essential.

Nga Hau E Wha meetings are held quarterly in Wellington. All travel, accommodation, and a food allowance is paid for. Unwaged members and those who are not paid to attend meetings receive a meeting fee.

Please send an application letter stating why you want to be a Nga Hau E Wha representative, what networks you have, how you will gather their feedback and how you will report back to them. Please include your CV, two relevant letters of support from people receiving services within your network and two referees who can verify you have the skills and knowledge to fulfil Nga Hau E Wha duties.

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Applications close Monday 2nd December  2013

All enquires and applications to: Ainslie Gee

Phone:623 1763  // 022 697 4884

Email: ainslie@changingminds.org.nz

Ainslie Gee

c/- Changing Minds

PO Box 10-256

Dominion Road

Auckland