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Programme Administrator

Ministry of Health
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Primary Care Team, Community and Ambulance, Health System Improvement, Health System Improvement and Innovation

Permanent fulltime, Wellington based

A strong primary health care system is central to improving the health of all New Zealanders and reducing health inequalities between different population groups. Our primary health care system needs to: support people to live well, stay well and get well; ensure people understand and are able to access the care they need; provide care closer to where people live and work and; keep people at the centre of decision-making.

If you are an enthusiastic, passionate person with lots of energy and a keen interest in working with a team to help improve health outcomes, then read on as we would love to hear from you.

We have an opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge, to work as a Programme Administrator with the Primary Care team. This is a fulltime permanent role based in Wellington. The role is an ideal opportunity for you if you are wanting to work with a busy team: share or advance your understanding of the primary care health system; be part of a busy collaborative team; and make a strong contribution to a key health priority.

It would be an advantage if you:

  • have strong organisational and administrative skills
  • communicate well both orally and in written form
  • engage well with internal and external stakeholders
  • can demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as part of a team with a flexible, ‘can do' attitude.

You will also ideally have experience in working in central government.


To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role. 


To view a position description for this role please visit the Ministry of Health Careers Site.


Applications close 23 January 2019 at midnight.


All applications must be made online.  For further information on this position please contact recruitment at


The Ministry of Health is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff - regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation - have access to equal employment opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.


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