Jun 152019

  • Job Type: Secondment
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 14-JUN-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/2019/10
  • Job Title: Acting Manager Tobacco Control
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Acting Manager Tobacco Control

We are seeking applications for secondment into the role Acting Manager Tobacco Control. The secondment is until January 2020.

To be successful in this role you will need:
• Strong leadership and relationship skills, including experience managing and mentoring people
• Be a strategic and innovative thinker
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Be self-driven, able to prioritise and work under pressure
• Experience creating and delivering innovative projects within a tight timeframe
• Knowledge of New Zealand’s commitment to Smokefree 2025

The Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA) leads and delivers innovative, high quality and cost-effective national health promotion initiatives. HPA is a Crown entity that works with partners including medical professionals, researchers and academics, community groups, public health advocates, industry groups and others who are aligned to our goals.

To apply for this secondment and for a full job description and application form please go to the vacancies page on our website Please send the completed HPA application form, CV and covering letter to or send directly to Vacancies, Health Promotion Agency, PO Box 2142, Wellington.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019.

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