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Health Promotion Advisor Healthy Active Learning (VID: 7010)

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Service: Public Health Other - Public Health Other
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 3/12/2023

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions.

National Public Health Service (NPHS) are seeking to employ a Healthy Active Learning (HAL) Health Promotion Advisor (full time) to compliment the current capacity and capability of the Health Promotion team based within Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral Public Health Service in Palmerston North. 

A Health Promotion Advisor is a title we apply to someone who is able to initiate, plan, develop, deliver, lead and evaluate health promotion initiatives to respond to the needs of our communities and address national, region and local priorities identified by (NPHS). 


In correlation to a community development role, a Health Promotion Advisor seeks to support communities to take control over their wellbeing by supporting healthy public policies, inspiring supportive environments, building individual skills and reorienting health and wellbeing services to be more accessible for those who need them the most.

A successful applicant will be passionate about the education community, have knowledge of healthy nutrition and water only policies in schools, and be actively conscious of the wider determinants that affect negatively on whānau wellbeing.  


The area of work relates to supporting the development of community driven strategies to address community priorities.


Key qualities and attributes for this position are:
  • Experience in Hauora, health policy and advocacy
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in health, allied health, community or social services and/or relevant practical experience
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and can apply this in their work
  • Understanding of the social determinants of health and health inequity
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective intersectoral, strategic and community relationships
  • Relevant experience in working in health promotion or community development
  • Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga
  • Exposure to and experience within communities where health and wellbeing outcomes are proven to be inequitable e.g. Māori, Pacific, Rainbow communities and Tāngata Whai Kaha.
  • An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • A professional and supportive culture and team setting
  • Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
  • Tailored wellness programmes

How to apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.
For more information – Please contact Maree Loynes, Recruitment Specialist (Allied Health) on 0273841708 or Email

Some positions are defined as a Core Children’s worker under the Children’s Act and require full safety checks completed before employment commences.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date

​We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs. MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

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