Senior Public Health Advisor

Location: Regional Public Health, Hutt Hospital

Contract: Permanent, full time

ABOUT THE ROLE

Do you have a passion for public health and health inequities?

Understanding health inequities, long term conditions prevention and the causes and impacts for Māori, Pacific and children is key to this role. You will play a key leadership role in providing high level of strategic thinking and advice to inform how we integrate public health initiatives and policy development that will drive meaningful change in the health of Māori, Pacific and children.

This role is a key member of the Health Promotion Cluster Leadership Team and as such is expected to contribute at a strategic and operational level to the decisions and direction of the Cluster.

A key component of this role is supporting the Team Leader in the management, support and mentoring of Public Health Advisors within the team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • have a post graduate qualification in public health and experience in public health.
  • be an experienced communicator, strategic thinker, have strong effective & diverse networks, proven leadership and project management skills, and can support, mentor and manage others.
  • be comfortable working with ambiguity and demonstrate initiative and positive attitude.
  • have a genuine desire to grow your professional skills and experience while leading the way of change in health promotion.

BENEFITS

We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym.

How to apply

You can apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: www.healthyjobs.co.nz.

For further information on this role, please email recruitment@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and indicate the vacancy number 9112858-20 and job title in the subject line. Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

Closing Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020

Public Health Advisor - Sexual Health Promotion

Location: Based at Hutt Hospital

Contract: Permanent part time

Hours: 28 hours per week

Immediate start

Flexible working hours

Working throughout the Wellington Region

ABOUT THE ROLE

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and skilled person who is passionate about making a difference.

Regional Public Health is seeking someone who strives to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of communities across the Greater Wellington region. This will be achieved through working to create supportive environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice.  A key aspect of the Public Health Advisor role is using public health approaches with a range of providers and stakeholders.

Addressing and reducing the health inequities that exist in the current environment is a priority for Regional Public Health. We aspire to be leaders in creating healthy communities and we are looking for someone to join us on this journey. Your area of influence will be in sexual health promotion.

This role requires you to:

  • Have a relevant public health qualification 
  • Be working at varying levels with a wide range of stakeholders including community
  • Have knowledge of training and facilitation of health promotion programmes. 
  • Have an understanding of the obligations of the Crown to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Have an understanding and working knowledge of the social determinants of health
  • Be a team player
  • Have a high level of computer literacy 
  • Confident and competent presenter
  • Social media savvy
  • Be an excellent communicator

Improving the health and wellbeing of Māori, Pacific whānau and communities are key priorities for Regional Public Health. If you have experience working with these communities we want to hear from you.

This is a part time permanent position (28 hours per week). Please note you must have permanent residency or a valid long term working visa to be considered for this position.

When applying for this role please include a cover letter and a CV that showcases:

  • Career highlights and what has led you to this role?
  • How you will add value to our organisation?
  • Your skills, experience and suitability for the role as outlined above

How to apply

You can apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: www.healthyjobs.co.nz.

For further information on this role, please email recruitment@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and indicate the vacancy number 9112860-20 and job title in the subject line.  Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

Closing Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020

Public Health Advisor - Healthy Active Learning

Location: Based at Hutt Hospital but travel required in the wider Wellington region

Contract: Full time - fixed term until December 2023

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (occasional after hours work maybe required)

ABOUT THE ROLE

Regional Public Health is looking for a Public Health Advisor with energy and enthusiasm to join our team of dedicated professionals. We are looking for someone with a track record of leading and empowering others in education settings.

Healthy Active Learning is a collaborative joint agency wellbeing initiative between Sport New Zealand and the Ministries of Health and Education.

Healthy Active Learning will support kōhanga reo, kura and wharekura, early learning services, primary, intermediate and secondary schools across Aotearoa to improve the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi through healthy food, drink and physical activity initiatives and policies.

The Public Health Advisor will be responsible for supporting leaders and teachers at identified schools to adopt, develop and implement healthy food and water-only policies.

This is a fulltime role (to 31 December 2023) based in Lower Hutt and involving travel around the region (work vehicles will be provided).

Standard work hours 8.30am to 5pm with occasional community based work outside of normal working hours.

The main activities accountabilities of this role will currently include:

  • To create connections with regional and local partners particularly schools and kura.
  • To work with the leaders at identified schools and kura and where identified by the leaders we will engage with students and parents/caregivers to encourage, support and enable them to provide healthy food environments.

As an advisor you will have:

  • Experience in leading change and influencing at different levels
  • Experience in education settings is preferred but not essential
  • Have a relevant public health qualification
  • Have experience working with a wide range of stakeholders including community
  • Have knowledge of health promotion programmes
  • Facilitation skills
  • Have an understanding of the obligations of the Crown to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Have working knowledge of the social determinants of health
  • Be committed to working as part of a team
  • A high degree of autonomy and initiative in your professional practice
  • Strong computer and social media literacy
  • Be an excellent communicator and a confident presenter
  • A full clean drivers license

This is a permanent position (40 hours per week) where you will be expected to work from Lower Hutt or Porirua. Please note you must have permanent residency or a valid long term working visa to be considered for this position.

How to apply

You can apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: www.healthyjobs.co.nz.

For further information on this role, please email recruitment@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and indicate the vacancy number 9112856-20 and job title in the subject line. Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

Closing Date: Friday, 28 February 2020

Last updated 21 February 2020.