Public Health Advisor – Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    7 days ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 19-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/113811-20
  • Job Title: Public Health Advisor – Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs
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Fixed role covering health promotion activities, assessments, inquiries and liquor licence enforcement.

Location: Hutt HospitalRegional Public Health

Contract: Fixed term – part time  (32 hours per week), November 2020-June 2021

Salary: $53,000 to $74,000


This role is in the Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Team. You will carry out health promotion activities, assessments, inquiries and enforcement relating to Liquor License applications under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, and the Smokefree Environments Act 1990.

You’ll have excellent inquiry, negotiation and presentation skills, be comfortable undertaking monitoring activities, and initiating enforcement action including evidence gathering, and writing Briefs of Evidence and presenting at hearings.

You’ll also be a polished written and oral communicator, able to present your work in crisp, simple language to a variety of audiences.


  • A Public Health qualification is desirable
  • Previous experience and knowledge of the Safe and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 is desirable
  • Previous experience and knowledge of the Smokefree Environments Act 1990 is desirable
  • Health Protection officer designated or previous enforcement experience in other sectors is desirable
  • You will have knowledge of delivering, facilitating and/or co-ordinating health promotion programmes, campaign and projects


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: 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 113811-20 and job title in the subject line.