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Health Promotion Advisor - Public Health Service

Health Promotion Advisor – Communities’ Team  

National Public Health Service, Dunedin


  • Utilise your strong connections with communities and settings, and your in-depth knowledge of Hauora Māori to promote healthy environments
  • Previous experience in health promotion or community development would be ideal
  • 2 x Permanent roles, from 0.5 - 1 FTE (20 - 40 Hours per week) based in Dunedin


Mō te tūranga | About the role

This job involves:

  • Building and maintaining effective and trusted relationships with key stakeholders, to support the implementation of health promotion initiatives
  • Collaborating with community, other organisations and sectors, to promote health and wellbeing
  • Working as part of a team with colleagues in Te Whatu Ora


We are seeking someone highly motivated who will join our Communities’ team working for the National Public Health Service in the Southern District.


Our team has an equity focus working in partnership with communities.  We work in various settings and with communities to promote health and wellbeing, reduce inequities and work alongside focus populations to support them in building on their strengths to address priorities, for example, alcohol harm reduction, healthy food environments.


Our work involves building connections and maintaining effective relationships; you’ll work primarily with Otago communities, particularly building relationships with key partners e.g. Police, NGOs, and councils to support the implementation of health promotion initiatives.


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Mōu ake | About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and working bi-culturally
  • Experience in health promotion or community development
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in implementing Te Tiriti o Waitangi in action
  • Competent computer skills and high levels of organisational skills
  • A full clean driver’s license.


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the Allied, Public Health, Scientific and Technical Multi Employer Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($59,035 pa) and Step 7 ($83,030 pa) pro-rata


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: Wednesday 29 March 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate,  


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)


Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

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