Advisor, Primary Care

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1511081
  • Job Title: Advisor, Primary Care
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  • Summary:
  • Contribute to the health outcomes of New Zealanders
  • Advance your understanding of the primary care health system
  •  A Wellington based, permanent full-time position


We have an exciting opportunity within our Primary Care Team at the Ministry of Health (the Ministry). If you are an enthusiastic, passionate person with lots of energy and a keen interest in working with a team to help improve health outcomes then this is the perfect role for you.


Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

A strong primary health care system is central to improving the health of all New Zealanders and reducing health inequities between different population groups. Our primary health care system needs to support people to live well, stay well and get well; ensure people understand and are able to access the care they need; provide care closer to where people live and work, and; keep people at the centre of decision-making.

The Ministry’s Primary Care team works with primary care (general practices and primary health organisations (PHOs)) to deliver the best possible health outcomes for New Zealanders. The team works closely with other teams across the Ministry.

We are a team of talented, passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated people working to get the best health outcomes for New Zealanders.


Te whainga poto o tēnei tūranga – What is the purpose of this position?

You will provide advice within the Primary Care Team, supporting the Senior Advisor and Principal Advisors and the wider team.

The role is an ideal opportunity for you if you are wanting to work with a busy team, share or advance your understanding of the primary care health system or make a strong contribution to a key health priority. If you are looking for a new challenge, this is the role for you.


Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience

We are looking for someone who has:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification in health, policy, or a relevant field
  • the ability to research and analyse complex technical data and from this pull together clear ideas and conclusions, you will also need to communicate this information to a wide range of audiences
  • excellent relationship management skills in order to engage positively with both internal and external stakeholders
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team with a flexible, ‘can do’ attitude
  • strong verbal and written communication skills


You will ideally understand the health and disability sector (general practice and the primary health care).


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nation’s health and disability system. We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at Please click ‘Apply for this Job’ to upload your CV and cover letter. 

For further information regarding the role, please contact Liam O’Sullivan, Senior Recruitment Advisor at liam.o’ quoting reference number MOH/1511081

Advertising for this role closes at Midnight on Friday, 19 February 2021


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at or on +64 4 816 2478 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.