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Position Title: Health Protection Officer - Public Health, Regulatory and Protection (Queenstown)
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (37.5hours/week)
Date Posted: 22/12/2020
Application Closing Date: 24/01/2021 11PM
Job #: 064701
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Health Protection Officer - Queenstown
Public Health, Regulatory and Protection
•    1.0FTE (37.5 hours per week)D


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. 

You will bring your experience and skills in building productive relationships with partners, understanding communities’ needs, and developing innovative population-based programmes.

You will be experienced in programme using, planning methodology and evaluation to demonstrate the impact and outcomes of our work. You will be highly motivated, innovative and able to work independently. You will be committed to embedding an equity focus in all programmes.

It is essential that you have a relevant tertiary qualification in public health and be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, and have excellent facilitation skills. You will be skilled at using the Microsoft suite, MS Teams and sharepoint.
A good knowledge of and strong links to the wider Queenstown-Lakes and Central Otago communities will be an advantage. Experience working within regulatory frameworks in particular with a stakeholder/policy focus is essential. It is also important to have a good understanding of legislation. It is important that you work as a valued team member and are able to travel throughout Queenstown-Lakes/Central Otago 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. COVID-19 contact tracing has become a large part of the role of Health Protection Officers. 

About Our Location
Queenstown, renowned for adventure sports, is also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. Known for its outdoorsy lifestyle and adventure pursuits Queenstown is vibrant, buzzing with nightlife, restaurants and cafes, a place where you can get away from the drawbacks of city living without losing that lifestyle completely.  You’ll find hiking and cycling trails; be assured, there’s plenty to keep you busy, whatever you’re interested in. 
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. 


How to Apply  
You can contact the Recruitment team by emailing, or by calling 03 470 9357 (Otago) or 03 214 7220 (Southland)
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.

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