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Advisor, National Screening Unit

Ministry of Health
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Job Description

  • Opportuntiy to work in an area of prevention, with a population health focus
  • Team player with the ability to build relationships and work across teams
  • Wellington location


The Advisor, National Screening Unit provides advice to support, maintain and improve the delivery of a high quality work programme. 


The National Screening Unit sits within the Population Health and Prevention Directorate which works across sectors to achieve health equity and protect, promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people, families and communities. The Directorate includes our key national public health functions, emergency management, the National Screening Unit and a range of population health programmes such as child health, Pacific Health, tobacco control, immunisation, and cancer control.


As the advisor you will play a pivotal role in the functioning and support of the NSU. You will be responsible for leading and supporting all business and corporate planning and reporting functions, provide advice on to the Group Manager on issues, coordinate and prepare written reports across a range of topics and support projects in an administration coordination role.


To be successful, you will have strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to write reports and pay attention to detail.  We are looking for a team player with excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills.


 The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


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For further information, contact Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter. 

Advertising for this role closes on Thursday, 21 November 2019.


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

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