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Position Title: Official Information Act Coordinator
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.5 FTE - 20 hours
Date Posted: 18/03/2020
Application Closing Date: 01/04/2020 11PM
Job #: 060898
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Official Information Act Coordinator

Wakari/Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent, part-time position (0.5 FTE, 20 hours per week)
  • Fast paced hospital environment
  • Dunedin location


Here at the Southern DHB we put our patients at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for an experienced administrator to join us in the role of Official Information Act (OIA) Coordinator.


About the Team/Service

The Quality & Clinical Governance team is a dynamic team that prides itself on leading the way & being at the forefront of decision making for the DHB.  We are a highly motivated friendly team, highly committed to the best possible standard of Health Care systems for our communities, they also enjoy a bit of fun.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

The main purpose of your role will be to ensure efficient coordination of all requests made to the Southern DHB under the Official Information Act 1982.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Management and coordination of responses for all OIA requests
  • Ensure all OIA requests are managed in line with legislative requirements
  • Providing support and advice regarding OIA responses to DHB staff and managers
  • Accurate reporting on OIA activity


To succeed in this role you will need to have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a busy administration role
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A pro-active approach with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Great organisation and time management skills
  • A positive attitude and professional communication style
  • Resilience and bags of initiative


This is a busy role where an organised and efficient approach to your work will be essential. If you are an experienced administrator looking for a challenging role supporting a positive experience for our patients and their whanau we would love to hear from you!


About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. 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.

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020

For further information please contact Tara Hobbs, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate and Women’s & Children’s Directorates Phone: (03) 470 9357 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position potentially 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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