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Health Promotion Advisor

Communicable Disease and Food Safety


  • Permanent, part-time (0.5 FTE), 20 hours per week
  • Exciting opportunity to work alongside our local community

About us

We are seeking someone highly motivated and process-driven to join our tight-knit team of Health Promotion Advisor at Southern DHB.

Our Health Promotion Advisors are responsible for working in collaboration with local businesses and establishments to ensure their compliance and awareness of NZ Public Health legislation and standards, specifically surrounding smoke free enforcement, and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act.

About the opportunity

Working closely alongside police, local and regional council, our Health Promotion Advisors assist with a range of statutory duties including licensing, inspections, and compliance matters. 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.

This opportunity will see you actively providing advice, surveillance, enforcement and monitoring, and ensure the identification, reduction and/or removal of potential and actual hazards to health. A demonstrated knowledge of programme planning, and project management is essential.

About you

An excellent communicator, you will be comfortable advising a diverse range of people and able to proactively resolve tension between others.

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Current full, clean NZ driver's licence
  • A background in Public Health or a relevant qualification
  • Demonstrated experience in applying relevant legislation, codes, standards, and guidelines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write reports, submissions, and technical papers
  • Ability to cope with work pressures and stress, whist proactively managing conflicting demands on time

Our Health Promotion Advisors may be required to assist with the ongoing Public Health COVID-19 response. As such, the flexibility to also scale up hours, work out of hours and during weekends is preferrable.

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.

Why Dunedin?

Now is also 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. Why don't you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

View position description

Closing date: Wednesday, 23 February 2022.

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

For further information please contact Emily Atkinson, Recruitment Advisor - Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, phone: (03) 470 9176 or email:

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: