Health Promotion Advisor

About us

Alcohol Healthwatch is a registered charity with a mission to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in our homes, streets and communities. We are equity-focused and passionate about building healthy communities that will thrive for this generation and the next.

Currently based in Newmarket, Auckland, and funded by the Ministry of Health, we plan and deliver a range of evidence-based health promotion initiatives to prevent and reduce alcohol harm and eliminate inequities. We work at every level and across sectors to build healthy public policy, create supportive environments, and strengthen community capacity to take action. We also seek to raise awareness and understanding of alcohol-related harm in Aotearoa New Zealand (including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and the effective, pro-equity approaches that will make a meaningful difference to reducing harm and saving lives.

About the role

We are looking for a Health Promotion Advisor to support our work in reducing alcohol-related harm and associated inequities. This is an opportunity for a resourceful person to utilise their critical thinking skills to support the development of a range of projects and interventions that make a real difference in our communities.

The key tasks you will be responsible for delivering;

  • Building and maintaining relationships with communities and partner organisations
  • Amplifying the voice of New Zealanders with lived experience of alcohol harm
  • Seeking, sourcing and collating research and information on alcohol-related harm
  • Co-ordinating and leading meetings, workshops and forums
  • Developing and implementing project plans to achieve sustainable change
  • Developing communication materials to support the activities of Alcohol Healthwatch
  • Responding efficiently to requests for information and advice.

About you

The role requires someone who has experience in social and/or health sectors, health promotion and cultural competence. You will be comfortable working in a small team and used to working at pace to deliver on key tasks. You will have good imagination, vision, and be passionate about eliminating inequities in alcohol harm.

To be successful in this role, you will also need:

  • a recognised tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g., public health, education, social science)
  • to demonstrate sound working knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, especially as it applies to improving health outcomes for Māori and eliminating health inequities
  • proven ability in developing and maintaining relationships and networks with a wide range of stakeholders
  • excellent written and oral communication skills.

Further specifications are outlined in the Position Description. Applicants must complete the Application Form, and have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Position Description here

Application form here

Covid-19 Vaccination

Alcohol Healthwatch is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff as well as persons in organisations and communities we engage with. All new staff need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or medically exempt. Therefore, we are only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a New Zealand Ministry of Health issued medical exemption and evidence of this will be requested as part of your employment.

How to apply

For more information please contact Dr Nicki Jackson on (09) 520 7035 or 021 187 9749 or email To apply, please email your application (i.e. cover letter, application form, CV) to Be sure to set out in your cover letter why you’d like to join the team and why you believe you’re a fit for the role.

Applications close on Wednesday, 23rd February 2022, at 5:00pm.

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