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Position Title: Health Promotion Advisor - Public Health Service
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed term Full time (37.5 hours/week)
Date Posted: 22/12/2020
Application Closing Date: 24/01/2021 11PM
Job #: 064656
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Health Promotion Advisor - Public Health Service

Wakari Hospital

  • Fixed term, full time 1.0 FTE (37.5 Hours per week)
  • Parental leave cover until 21 January 2022


Are you an experienced Health Promoter or perhaps a Health Professional or a Teacher, looking for a diverse new role that will see you working with institutional and community stakeholders throughout Otago, championing various public health initiatives on behalf of the Southern DHB? If your answer is yes, look no further.

The Southern DHB Public Health Service currently have an opening best suited to applicants with experience in the field of Heath Promotion and a passion for supporting resilient communities towards improving health and wellbeing.

In this role you’ll be working autonomously and need to have an innovative approach whilst being familiar with project development and implementation. You will be supported by other experienced Health Promotion Advisors in the district team as well as the Professional Leader. You’ll have expertise in managing relationships both internally and in the wider community, including stakeholders and NGOs.

It goes without saying that you will be a strategic thinker and an exceptional planner with outstanding organisational skills. You will bring excellent presentation skills along with outstanding communication skills and be computer literate.

A good knowledge of and strong links to the wider Otago communities will be an advantage. Experience in health promotion, community development, settings – for example workplaces, or the education sectors are desirable.

You need to be able to travel throughout the Southern District and hold a full clean driver’s license.


Closing Date: Sunday, 24 January 2021

For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate and Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability (Southland), Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.



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