Veterinarian Reliever – Christchurch

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 months ago
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  • Category: Veterinarians
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MPI21/1508920
  • Job Title: Veterinarian Reliever – Christchurch
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Veterinarian Reliever – Christchurch | Verification Services 

The Team Manager Establishments for Christchurch is looking for a VVeterinarian Reliever to join the team in Christchurch.


About the role: Kōrero mō te tūranga

The role will include relieving duties for the Christchurch team and periods relieving in the neighbouring teams covering Timaru, Nelson, Blenheim and the West Coast.
In exceptional circumstances relieving roles could be country wide. A car, phone and laptop will be provided.

The home base premises is SPM135, South Pacific Meats Burnham, approx. 25 minutes south of Christchurch. South Pacific Meats is a busy cattle and sheep processing premises.

This role would suit a veterinarian wishing to gain experience working at a variety of premises. The veterinarians in this area are experienced and supportive and thus there would be an opportunity to receive coaching and mentoring support.

The role requires a person with good communication skills who is able to work with a number of different MPI and operator personnel. The role requires a flexible attitude and the ability to cover a variety of relief assignments sometimes at short notice. The ability to self manage at times is expected. 

The start date for this role is 31 July 2021. 


Skills & Experience: Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako

  • A qualified and registered Veterinarian
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with HACCP, Quality Assurance systems, Risk Management Systems
  • Verbal and written skills, verbal and analytical reasoning skills
  • Integrity and trust, ethics and values, resilience, adaptability and openness
  • Persuading and influencing, teamwork, planning and organising
  • Computer literacy – can operate standard and customised software to an acceptable standard e.g. word-processing, excel, internet, email, database, secure sites, electronic certification, residues etc
  • An understanding of basic food technology
  • A willingness to engage positively with plant operators, allowing them to manage compliance.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!


How to Apply:  Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae) please “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Rosie Slevin, Recruitment Adviser for a confidential discussion on email or call 04 819 4261

Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks.


Applications close Friday 12th February 2021


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.