Health Promoter - Community & Public Health

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region and we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do.  Because health is ultimately all about people.  What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do. 

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community. 

The Role: What These Opportunities Are All About

Community and Public Health provides public health services to people living throughout Canterbury, South Canterbury and the West Coast. As a Health Promoter working in the Christchurch office, you will seek to improve population health outcomes through the implementation of health promotion initiatives in Canterbury.

You will be working with the broader Canterbury DHB and NGO sector providing health promotion advice and support including evidence of best practice and appropriate evaluation methods.

Having health promotion/community development experience and a public health qualification are all desirable qualities. But critical to the role will be your ability to manage process, deliver on tight timeframes and demonstrate a high level of accuracy. Your attention to detail will be second to none and your initiative and outstanding interpersonal skills will make you a great team player.

This position will have a particular focus on housing therefore background and/or experience in a housing related field and a familiarity with related existing community and government services would be a bonus.

This is a permanent full time opportunity.

Skills & Experience

In addition to your evident relationship building skills and desire to continually improve the wellbeing, health and safety of our workforce you will meet the following criteria:

  • Experience in the development, coordination and delivery of programmes
  • Effectively engage, facilitate, negotiate and influence
  • Adept at problem solving and process improvement
  • Build relationships and mobilise support
  • Empower others to act and share accountability
  • Support continuous improvement by  managing change

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star! 

If this particular role isn’t for you we do have other similar opportunities please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact 


Phone: 03 3377961

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 234400

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018