Company Needle Exchange Services Trust
Location Christchurch City, Canterbury
Listed Thu 8 Feb, 2:16 pm
Type Full time, Contract/Temp
Join an innovative and rapidly expanding organisation with numerous exciting marketing initiatives in the pipeline. Get the chance to promote a fantastic cause at large national events in both the planning phase and on the ground at the event.

The Needle Exchange Programme (NEP) is one of New Zealand’s most successful public health programmes. This year, the Needle Exchange Programme celebrates its 30th Anniversary and has reduced HIV prevalence hugely. The goal of the Needle Exchange Programme is to reduce harm through providing information, advice and distributing needles and.

Today, the Needle Exchange Services Trust remain a peer based, peer led service. We are looking for someone who is social media and digital savvy… and if you do have lived experience that’s all good with us.
Due to recent expansion, this one year fixed term role will be pivotal in driving the new initiatives for the NEP. The successful applicant will work with the Marketing and Events Manager, joining a tight knit and friendly team who thrive on our open culture and collaborative environment.

Key activities include:
• Social media campaign to increase the visibility of planned new campaigns including hepatitis c treatment and testing
• Supporting ongoing updates of our new website and social media presence
• Developing in conjunction with NEP staff campaigns highlighting risky behaviours and promoting safer practices
• Working with design agency, NEP staff and national service user advisory group to produce merchandise and promotional materials
• Research and identify events where the campaign can be promoted as well as attending those events
• Produce reports on progress of the campaign as outlined in the programme.

To be successful in this role, you will have:
• A passion for and interest in work that enhances health and addresses social justice
• Openness to new ideas and ways of thinking
• Sound understanding of social media and a range of digital platforms
• The ability to learn quickly and show initiative
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Previous experience in marketing and communications fields preferred but not essential
• Flexibility to travel around New Zealand when the role requires this

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.