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Public Health Advisor - Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs

Employer:
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Region:
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
10-Oct-2019
Closing Date:
24-Oct-2019
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Job Description

Are you an experienced Health Protection Officer, or have experience in enforcement, and care about  improving the health of our population?

ABOUT THE SERVICE 

Regional Public Health (RPH) provides public health services to the greater Wellington region, including Wairarapa and Kāpiti. We work to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of communities especially children, Māori, and Pacific people.

ABOUT THE ROLE 

This role is in the Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Team. You will carry out health promotion activities, assessments, inquiries and enforcement relating to Liquor License applications under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, and the Smokefree Environments Act 1990. 

You'll have excellent inquiry, negotiation and presentation skills, be comfortable undertaking monitoring activities, and initiating enforcement action including evidence gathering, and writing Briefs of Evidence and presenting at hearings. 

You'll also be a polished written and oral communicator, able to present your work in crisp, simple language to a variety of audiences.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

previous experience and knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and the Smokefree Environments Act 1990. (desirable)

  • Health Protection Officer designated or previous enforcement experience in other sectors (desirable)
  • a degree in Public Health or other relevant topic (desirable)
  • knowledge of delivering, facilitating and / or co-ordinating health promotion programmes, campaigns and projects

BENEFITS

We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support. 

Staff benefits include our newly developed staff 'Wellness Program', discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button or through our careers website: www.healthyjobs.co.nz  Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

For further information on this role, please email Jem.Pupich@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and indicate the vacancy number 9112344-19 and job title in the subject line.

 

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