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Senior Advisor

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

Permanent full-time role, 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.

We are looking for an energetic and committed Senior Advisor to join the Primary Care team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a broad understanding of the health system, a keen interest in primary health care and a passion to be part of a busy team tasked with implementing key components of one of government's priority work programmes.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • an ability to engage well with internal and external stakeholders
  • demonstrated skills in understanding complex issues and analysing data
  • familiarity with both leading, and contributing to, specific project work
  • experience in supporting and mentoring junior staff
  • relevant tertiary qualifications
  • an ability to work both independently and as part of a team with a flexible, ‘can do' attitude.

You will also ideally have an understanding of the health and disability sector (primary health care sector an advantage) and 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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