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Position Title: Health Promotion Advisor- Public Health, Regulatory and Protection
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (18.75hours/week)
Date Posted: 22/12/2020
Application Closing Date: 24/01/2021 11PM
Job #: 064702
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Health Promotion Advisor-Dunedin

Public Health, Regulatory and Protection

  • 0.5FTE (18.75 hours per week)


About the Team

As a Public Health Service, we are undergoing an exciting transformational change working collaboratively with our partners and using health in all policies approaches to address the determinants of health and reduce inequities and improve the health and wellbeing of our Southern communities where they live, learn, work and play.


About you

You will be committed to the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be actively engaging with the Māori community and stakeholders, and able to apply Te Pae Mahutonga in your work.


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.


A background in regulation and a good understanding of legislation is very important as well. The role is working in Alcohol and Smokefree Enforcement working with external agencies and licencess around their requirements.

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.


Due to the ongoing service wide Public Health Covid19 response, a proven ability to work under pressure is essential.

About Our Location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 January 2021


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


Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying!


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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