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Secretary - North Community Mental Health Team

North Community Mental Health Team

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, full-time - 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Pivotal administration role
  • Variety galore, challenge a-plenty
  • Are you a highly skilled and experienced secretary?

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.

About the team

North Community Mental Health team provide assessment, support and treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. The geographic area serviced by the Team includes Mosgiel, Middlemarch, Palmerston and Dunedin city from the Octagon northwards. The multi-disciplinary team is made up of 33 individual staff, is based on the Dunedin Hospital campus and provides Outpatient services and home based outreach services.

About the role

As part of the administration team, you will form part of the front line for the service so your friendly, welcoming, resilient nature will be appreciated. Some people find this kind of role challenging - but not you. You thrive on the pace and the challenge. Your exceptional computer, oral and written communication skills along with your ability to prioritise and work through a high volume of demands, competing deadlines and interruptions will make you successful in this position.

To enjoy the Secretary position you'll be the kind of person who likes a varied work environment. You need to be patient-focussed as you will be dealing with many enquiries from the public.

Our ideal candidate will have at least four years clerical administration experience and confident knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

The location

At the very top of your list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB, is a great career working alongside passionate and enthusiastic staff, hand in hand with the lifestyle and benefits that the Southern region offers. Such as excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it's 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.

The salary for this position is in accordance with the DHBs/PSA South Island Administrative Employees Collective Agreement (taking into account the PSA Clerical and Administrative Staff Pay Equity Interim Adjustment, made by Southern DHB on 16 April 2021) and is s4 and between $52,080 and $58,194 depending on skills and experience.

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Closing date: Thursday, 9 December 2021.

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.

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

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, phone (03) 214 5769 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 as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination before you commence work and be fully vaccinated, as required by the order, by 1 January 2022.

To apply

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