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Assistant Advisor

Ministry of Health
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Job Description

Do you want to apply your great interpersonal and organisational skills towards the success of a new government agency? Are you looking for a role with a great team and to use your skills and experience to support a new regulatory regime to improve the health of New Zealanders?


We are looking for a highly motivated Assistant Advisor to join our team within the Medicinal Cannabis Agency.


This role offers a challenging and interesting opportunity supporting the operations of the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme.  It involves applying your skills assessing and processing license applications, finding practical solutions and process improvements, and providing good customer service and advice to internal and external stakeholders. You will complement a high-performing team with multi-disciplinary skills, and strong science-related backgrounds.


As a member of the Medicinal Cannabis Agency you will be part of a professional, committed team working alongside other Ministry of Health business units in a regulatory framework. You will bring knowledge in using a range of approaches to deliver high quality and timely outcomes to a range of stakeholders.


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.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at For further information, contact  

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on Sunday, 1 March 2020.


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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