Current Public Health Vacancies

Advertise your vacancy for $92.00 (incl GST) and we will

  • advertise the vacancy on PHA's social media 
  • post your vacancy on the website until the application closing date

If you have any enquiries or you wish to place an advertisement please send the details of your vacancy to

  • 11 Jan 2019 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    Date: 08-Jan-2019

    Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

    About the Company: Auckland Council

    • Contribute to creating innovative and positive activity in Auckland communities
    • Work within a diverse and exciting team to make a real difference
    • A range of fixed-term and permanent advisor and specialist advisor roles available

    He angitūtanga: The opportunity

    Are you all about making a real, positive impact in Auckland communities? Do you know from experience that communities are amazing at addressing the issues and opportunities they see – and often just need a supportive hand to achieve their aspirations?

    Auckland Council's Community Empowerment Unit’s advisors and specialist advisors have the privileged mandate to work with Auckland’s many diverse communities, engage with them to understand what they care about and their aspirations, and then support and empower community organisations and individuals to bring their ideas to fruition.

    These roles are dynamic, diverse and full of opportunity. You’ll have the scope to design and lead work that tackles some of the toughest issues facing Auckland communities, giving evidence-based advice to inform elected member priorities and decision-making, within an environment that encourages innovation and impact.

    The Community Empowerment Unit exists to deliver council services in an effective and empowering way that supports more community-led development. Our focus on implementing the Auckland Plan and Auckland Council's Thriving Communities community and social development action plan places emphasis on building capability of communities - this is your chance to be a community change-maker.

    He kōrero mōu: About you

    If you’re passionate about working with communities, are self-driven and thrive on collaboration, innovation and delivering outcomes – this is the perfect role for you.

    Joining the Community Empowerment team would enable you to employ your considerable experience in community development to create and deliver innovative projects with all types of Auckland communities.

    Our advisors build strong relationships within the communities they are working with, able to act as trusted partners and be accountable to deliver great results. Whether your skills and experience are in community safety, co-design, community-led placemaking, social enterprise and procurement, working with Māori and Pasifika, accessibility and inclusion and engagement of diverse communities, or ending homelessness, they will all be put to good use.

    You will have experience working in local or central government, a not-for-profit organisation or working with diverse communities. You must have an outstanding track record of project managing and delivering collaborative, results-focused work programmes. You'll be comfortable with complexity and ambiguity, adept at providing strategic advice and influencing at all levels, and at ease working with a diverse range of community and organisational stakeholders. Experience with tikanga Māori would be an advantage.

    You have a full NZ driver’s licence or can travel independently. You can also self-manage a working week to include attending occasional community events outside of traditional working hours.

    Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

    You’ll work in a stimulating environment and be part of a passionate team committed to Auckland communities. You will join a diverse team of enthusiastic and committed professionals. We support flexible working arrangements for our staff.

    A range of fixed-term and permanent Advisor and Specialist Advisor roles available as full time or part time positions. Please indicate your preference when you apply.

    Tell us about your passion for empowering communities and apply online via the link. If you are an internal candidate apply via Tupu. This can be a secondment opportunity for our internal staff.

    Further details

    For more information or to discuss the role in confidence, please contact Dhaya Haran at


    To find out more and how to apply here: 

    Applications close Sunday, 20 January 2019.

  • 19 Dec 2018 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    Our Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

    Our Department of Preventive and Social Medicine is long-established and one of the largest academic centres for public health in Australasia. It has a strong research and teaching base including epidemiology and biostatistics. Details of staff in the Department and scientific publications can be found on the Departmental website


    The Role

    This is an exciting time and an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to join the University of Otago. Our Department of Preventive and Social Medicine is looking for a full-time Research Fellow to support the University’s capacity for research in the growing field of climate change and public health. This role involves supporting the development of relevant research projects, particularly securing the funds and research architecture needed to build an international-quality programme of research activities.

    The position would suit a candidate who is enthusiastic about collaborative research relating to the impacts of climate change on health and health equity.


    Your Skills and Experience

    We are looking for candidates who have recent research experience and the following:

    • Enthusiasm about contributing to the advancement of climate change and public health research.

    • Good interpersonal skills.

    • Good time management and ability to work independently.

    • Content knowledge relating to climate change and health (impacts and adaption) and/or the following skill sets: public health methods, system dynamics or other participatory modelling; policy process; hauora Māori/Kaupapa Māori research; successful grant writing.

    • PhD or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field, or a high quality relevant postgraduate degree plus significant work experience in one of the desired content areas.

    • A strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.

    • Demonstrated capacity for independent research and a record of publications in refereed journals.


    Further Details

    This is a full-time, fixed term position for one year. This will ideally start towards the end of February 2019 and go through until late January 2020.

    For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence – please contact Dr Alexandra Macmillan via email at



    To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the following link to the University of Otago's job listing: Applications quoting reference number 1802425 will close on Sunday, 20 January 2019.

  • 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.

Public Health Association Logo

PHA Conference

Get curious

Get engaged

Get involved

Upcoming events

The PHA – a strong and informed collective voice for a healthy and well New Zealand.

Privacy | Contact

Copyright © Public Health Association of New Zealand 2016

Log in
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software