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Health in all Policies Advisor needed at Community and Public Health

Wednesday, August 07, 2019   Posted in: Vacancies By: Administrator With tags: health in all policies, vacancies, public health

Join the Health in All Policies team at Community and Public Health - dedicated to working with iwi, leaders, stakeholders and policy makers using a Health in All Polices framework. This is a fixed term, full time role based in Christchurch - covering parental leave until the end of August 2020.

The Health in All Policies team seeks to:

  • influence and shape policies in our region for improved health and wellbeing;
  • understand how equity impacts on health outcomes; and
  • work with partners to identify robust solutions.

You’ll spend your time liaising with CDHB staff as well as key stakeholders within other sectors such as local government, Non-Government organisations and government agencies. Your ability to analyse complex information, write reports, facilitate meetings, coordinate joint pieces of work, and your networking skills will be put to good use in this exciting role.

You’ll need to be a great team player but you’ll also need to use your initiative to champion this way of thinking. Your ability to form mutually beneficial relationships and communicate new ideas is essential.

You will have responsibillty to:

  • provide support for the development and coordination of  submissions for Community and Public Health and the wider DHB;
  • build and maintain working relationships with key organisations  that influence and or  impact on public health;
  • support capacity building activities to support a health in all policies framework  both internally and externally;
  • support the use and roll out of Health in all Policies tools and methodologies e.g. Health Impact Assessment, especially in relation to earthquake recovery; and
  • lead the process of developing clear communications about Health in all Policies both within the DHB and external agencies.

Your skills will include:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification;
  • demonstrated leadership capabilities;
  • demonstrated ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and deliver collaborative outcomes;
  • proven experience in current facilitation methods;
  • experience in developing and managing projects;
  • well developed communication skills;
  • proven writing skills in a range of formats (such as reports, newsletters, submissions);
  • demonstrated analytical skills;
  • being a demonstrated self starter;
  • proven experience in working across sectors; and
  • experience working in a bicultural framework.

Find out more about Health in All Policies work on the CPH website.

Find out more about this Health in All Policies Advisor role in Christchurch, including a position description and how to apply if you are interested. You can also contact CDHB Recruitment for more information (recruitment[at]

Applications close for this role on Monday 19th August 2019. Please note only applications submitted via the CDHB Careers website will be accepted.

Visit the CDHB Careers website if this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills. Have a look at roles that may better suit your expertise.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch