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  • 05 Dec 2018 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    The Public Health Association is looking for a part-time Office Assistant to join our small National Office team until the end of March 2019. Key tasks are: 

    • Organising meetings and booking travel
    • Responding to member and general queries
    • Keeping the office running, including general sorting, tidying and running round as needed
    • Collecting and processing mail
    • Organising the archiving and disposal of old paper files.

    Your main working relationships would be with the CE and staff, but you’d also provide support to the PHA’s governing Council and our branches.

    We need someone with some office experience, who can organise their time and work effectively and can be relied on to meet deadlines. If you’re keen on improving office systems, that would be even better.

    This role would be ideal for someone who is interested in learning more about the non-profit sector or public and community health.

    The work would be 15-20 hours a week, with days and times to be worked negotiable.

    Full job description

    Contact Keriata Stuart, Acting Manager


    Ph. 04 472 3060

  • 05 Dec 2018 9:32 AM | Anonymous



    Location - Wellington 

    • Professional membership organisation
    • Small friendly office in CBD
    • Interesting and varied full-time role

    The NZCPHM is a not-for-profit organisation that provides professional support, continuing professional development and specialist training for public health medicine specialists and registrars.

    You will be responsible for producing the College’s monthly e-newsletter and maintaining its website. You will also be the key support person for the College Policy Committee and support College advocacy initiatives, as well as being the main point of contact for doctors engaging in our Tracking of Professional Standards programme.

    This interesting and varied role requires someone with excellent communication and writing skills, good organisational skills and great attention to detail. You should have previous experience coordinating meetings and taking minutes and an ability to work effectively independently and within a small team.

    Ideally you will also have knowledge of and experience in the health sector; an interest in health and public policy; experience in a communications role and an ability to research and to contribute to draft College submissions and policy statements.

    To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it - click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options

    Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to

    Applications close 8am Monday 14th January 2019

    The job description is available on the College website

    For further information contact Pam Watson, General Manager at, phone (04) 472 7659.

  • 24 Oct 2018 1:11 PM | Anonymous

    Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) is responsible for funding and providing public health services to a population of 165,000 with 3200 staff through a service network that covers the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

    HBDHB seeks to appoint a strategic leader and experienced team manager with population and public health improvement experience to work collaboratively with multiple agencies and the DHB’s teams to improve health outcomes and reduce inequities within the district’s communities.

    The Executive Director will also support the Chief Executive Officer on the interagency strategy, bringing together Iwi, Councils, Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Ministry of Education (MoE) and other key agencies ensuring strong and positive relationships are forged that enable a whole of district systems level response.

    The directorate will encompass Population Health, Pacific Health and Maori Health, Equity and Intersectoral Development. This position will work particularly closely with the Executive Director of Primary Care ensuring the health teams across the district activate positive and sustainable health outcomes for the community.

    To access the Candidate Information Pack and apply online, visit

    Applications close Sunday 4th November 2018

    Applications to be submitted to : Kaavya Nithi

  • 18 Oct 2018 1:24 PM | Anonymous

    The Public Health Association of New Zealand (Inc.) is a voluntary membership organisation for all those who see themselves as part of the public health workforce and are concerned about health equity.

    Our vision is health equity in Aotearoa: Hauora mō te katoa. Oranga mō te ao. 

    The PHANZ Executive Council is currently seeking expressions of interest for the role of chief executive. The incoming CE will lead their team in building on PHA’s existing strengths and reputation, and drive delivery on its key strategic priorities. As the PHA is a membership association, the new CE will be instrumental in ensuring all activities are aligned with the collective ambitions of our membership and our values:

    • Tika: integrity, honesty and transparency

    • Tino rangatiratanga: respect for the rights of all people

    • Manaakitanga: kindness, inclusiveness and empowerment

    • Kotahitanga: collective action and solidarity for the common good

    • Tautoko: decisions based on the best available evidence.

    The successful applicant will have a relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in public health and/or management; a proven track record and have the following skills and experience:

        1. Strategic thinking and planning

        2. Leadership in a complex environment

        3. Management of a not for profit organisation

        4. Understanding of public health theory, competencies and practice

        5. Working across government and non-government sectors

        6. Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

        7. Knowledge of equal employment opportunity principles and practice

        8. Communication – interpersonal as well as in a wide range of media

        9. The ability to motivate and inspire others towards a shared vision

        10. Political savoir faire

    For those seeking a fresh challenge and the opportunity to contribute directly to the development of health equity nationally, this role represents a compelling career step.

    To apply or to request further information email your cover letter and CV to   Applications close on 20 November 2018.

    Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.To receive a position description, or to request additional information please email

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