Communications Advisor (Covid-19 Public Health Response)
Dunedin (Wakari) or Queenstown
COVID-19 is the most significant public health issue of our time, and has affected us all. As Communications Advisor (Covid-19 Public Health Response) at the Southern District Health Board, you’ll help keep the community, businesses and wider organisations informed and prepared to manage the risks of COVID 19.
The next 6 months will see this journey unfold further, as more of the population becomes vaccinated, and decisions are made around the future of our borders and the management of the disease.
Working closely with the Public Health Team, Communications team and the Ministry of Health, you will focus on the communications needs for a wider range of stakeholders to prevent outbreaks of the virus, and stay appropriately informed should they occur.
About the Team
You’ll be working closely with teams in Public Health, Communications and the Ministry of Health.
You’ll be supported by our other communications advisors and designer, as well as our many clinical, management and administration colleagues across the organisation.
About the Role
As Communications Advisor (Covid-19 Public Health Response), you will be responsible for providing trusted communications advice and expertise to support this critical work.
The main focus areas of your role will be (but are not limited to) :
We are looking for a positive, pro-active and motivated individual to step into this varied and busy role. You will ideally bring the following skills and experience with you :
It goes without saying that you will also need to be an excellent communicator with the ability to successfully get your ideas across in both the written and spoken form.
You’ll enjoy being at the frontline in a sometimes pressured and often ambiguous environment.
If you think you have the skills we need and are looking for an opportunity to shine in the communications space we would love to hear from you!
About Southern DHB
Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to over 320,000 people.
We take pride in the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our population. Our customers patients, staff and communities - are at the heart of everything we do, and projects from reshaping primary and community care to the building the new Dunedin Hospital all aim to improve the care we provide.