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Advisor Compliance

Ministry of Health
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Job Description

  • 1 x Permanent role
  • 1 x Fixed term role till June 2021


Do you have experience in working in a regulatory compliance role? Are you looking for a role with a great team and to use your skills and experience to work for a forward-looking regulatory regime to improve the health of New Zealanders?


This role offers a challenging and interesting opportunity supporting the operations of the Medicinal Cannabis Agency.  It involves providing technical advice on the regulation and compliance of medicinal cannabis licenses and advertising. You will apply your excellent technical and interpersonal skills assessing medicinal cannabis facilities for security compliance to support license applications. This role will complement a high-performing team with multi-disciplinary skills, with 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.


Based in Wellington, you will be required to travel on a regular basis within New Zealand. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and have the ability to manage relationships at all levels.


In this position you will be able to manage your own workload, be willing to contribute to a peer review system, and work as part of a well-motivated team. You will likely be qualified in an area of chemistry, pharmacy, engineering or a related discipline, have good computer skills and an interest in working in a regulatory environment.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at or for further information about this position, please contact Andrea Eng on 04 819 6817 or email

Please submit your application online by clicking "Apply for this Job" and 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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