Senior Advisor, Environmental Health

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 26-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1452485
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor, Environmental Health
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  • Summary:
  • Provide technical and expert advice on environment health risks and issues
  • Work on high profile environmental health programmes in NZ
  • Wellington location, full-time permanent role


This advisory role requires an understanding of environmental and border health.  It will appeal to you if you have an interest in protecting people from environmental hazards and promoting healthy communities.


The Environmental & Border Health team sits in the Public Health Group within the Population Health and Prevention Directorate at the Ministry of Health.  This team has a work programme that aims to improve public and whânau health through:

  • the protection and promotion of healthy communities
  • protecting people from environmental hazards
  • working with other sectors to promote or maintain safe and healthy environments
  • reducing the impacts of environmental hazards for at-risk communities
  • implementing environmental health policy and administering legislation
  • improving environmental health surveillance
  • planning for and responding to environmental health emergencies.


The team also provides operational, regulatory and technical advice to District Health Board public health units for the prevention and response to environmental risks and undertakes a sector leadership role in providing operational, regulatory and technical advice to the public health sector. 


Among your activities as a Senior Advisor, you will be providing technical and expert advice on environmental health risks and issues, legislation administered by the Ministry of Health and other agencies relating to environmental health, public health responses to civil defence and other emergencies, surveys and investigations for evidence-based analysis.


We are looking for your expertise in public health, environmental planning, environment health environmental science, and/or health protection.  In addition, we are seeking your skills to analyse complex information to provide sound advice to different audiences, along with your ability to attend and participate within the National Health Coordination Centre as required.


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 For further information, contact  

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on Monday, 9 March 2020.


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