Public Health Advisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 22-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/114030-21
  • Job Title: Public Health Advisor
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LocationHutt Hospital - Regional Public Health

Contract: Permanent – full time

Salary: $53,000 – $75,000


Do you have a passion for public health and health inequities? 

Understanding and addressing inequity and the social determinants of health for Māori, Pacific and children is key to this role.  Regional Public Health is seeking someone who strives to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of communities across the Greater Wellington region. This will be achieved through working to create supportive environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice.  As a Public Health Advisor you will be responsible for the efficient, effective and customer focused delivery of health promotion programmes in the wider Wellington region. You will help build community capacity to address health issues. You will also build and maintain collaborative partnerships with a range of other groups, organisations and sectors to improve health and well-being outcomes within our region.

This Public Health Advisor position focuses on reducing harm from alcohol and other drugs.  You will also contribute to integrated projects that are delivered by staff working together across Regional Public Health.

Due to our ongoing service wide Public Health Covid-19 response, a proven ability to work under pressure and to show adaptability in your work is required.


  • Have a relevant public health qualification or relevant experience
  • Have an understanding of harm reduction and how tobacco, alcohol and other drugs affect public health
  • Demonstrated experience of working with a wide range of community stakeholders from professional to volunteer community members
  • Have experience in planning and delivering health promotion programmes
  • Be comfortable providing public health advice to organisations, networks and community supporting a health in all policies approach to address the social, economic and environmental determinants impacting on alcohol and other drug health outcomes
  • Have an understanding of the obligations of the Crown to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Have an understanding and working knowledge of the social determinants of health
  • Be a skilled communicator, comfortable engaging, facilitating and managing work programmes
  • Be able to advise and support the implementation of policies that contribute to improved health for our priority populations
  • Be a team player
  • Have a can do attitude
  • Have a high level of computer literacy
  • Confident and competent presenter
  • Social media savvy
  • Be an excellent oral and written communicator.

Improving the health and well-being of Māori, Pacific whānau and communities are key priorities for Regional Public Health. You will also have to self-manage a working week to include attending community events outside of traditional working hours.  If you have experience working with these communities we want to hear from you. Ideally you will have a full NZ driver’s licence or can travel independently across the region.


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

Staff benefits include our newly developed staff ‘Wellness Program’, discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym.


Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 114030-21 and job title in the subject line.