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University COVID-19 Response Coordinator


Career development and tertiary study benefit

Family friendly employer and on-site childcare providers

Open to flexible work arrangements - achieve a true work/life balance

Salary and 6.75% superannuation and five weeks annual leave

The role - Te mahi

This is a really interesting role focused on coordinating the efforts of the University public health response as we continue to respond to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic under the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

You will act as the point of contact for public health notification of cases and help to identify contacts, gathering information within the University setting for any potential contacts.

This role will give you the opportunity to gain some really great experience, working with and reporting to senior management stakeholders, and liaising with other leaders within Public health units, DHBs, and Ministry of Health.

Skills and experience - Ka pukeka me ka wheako

You should be someone who likes to be organised and is experienced with navigating large organisations with complex policies and processes. Once up to speed in the role, you should be comfortable providing advice and input into the development and refinement of policies, procedures, and plans related to the Universitys management of Covid-19.

Any experience working in a Public health setting will be of use as you will work with others to anticipate and identify public health issues that are relevant to the University community.

Ability to write clear and concise reports.

Experience managing wide stakeholder groups.

Any Public health experience is a benefit.

About our Team - Mo te tima

This position sits within the University of Otago's Health, Safety and Wellbeing team. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy place of work for staff, students and visitors. Whether it be a lecture theatre, a cafe on campus or a research vessel, our office works hard to ensure everybody gets back home safely.

Further details - Puroko

This is a fixed-term position for 2022. Candidates seeking both full-time and part-time work (minimum 0.6 FTE) are encouraged to apply.

The salary level for this position is provisionally evaluated as Level 6 (62,302 to $68,368) and is subject to change.

We offer a competitive salary, five weeks of annual leave, a 6.75% superannuation scheme, and the ability to achieve real work/life balance. More information regarding employee benefits can be found here:

Applications from candidates with Maori and Pacific backgrounds or strong competencies in these areas are warmly encouraged.

Application - Tono

To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button.

Applications quoting reference number 2200220 will close on Sunday, 20 February 2022.