Public Health Medicine Specialist Auckland



Public Health Medicine Specialist, join New Zealand's largest public health service provider!

  • Work for New Zealand's largest public health service provider
  • Enjoy the Auckland location - outstanding blend of urban & outdoors lifestyle
  • Previous NZ experience not required
  • Permanent position; 1FTE available


The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is New Zealand's largest public health unit, working to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all people in the Tāmaki Makaurau/the Auckland region which covers a population of approximately 1.5m.

Based in Greenlane in Auckland, through the provision of a wide range of high quality public health programmes ARPHS delivers services on behalf of the three district health boards in the Auckland region providing promotion, protection, compliance, managing communicable disease outbreaks and responding to emergent environmental health issues.  Click here for more information about ARPHS.

A rewarding opportunity has now arisen to join the ARPHS team as a Public Health Medicine Specialist.  This is your chance to show how your medical expertise can make a difference as you apply public health principles in the prevention, surveillance and control of communicable and enteric diseases.  You will take the lead during an emergent environmental event as you initiate and oversee the appropriate response whilst ensuring that ethical and professional practice remain at the forefront of focus. You will be able to bring your strong leadership skills to coach and mentor other staff members whilst also contributing to the public health governance at the operational and strategic level. Gaining a breadth of knowledge across the ARPHS as you rotate through the service areas (portfolios) will also make you an asset to the team.

The organisation is committed to ongoing professional development.

To be successful in this challenging and rewarding position, you must have;

  • Operational experience working in a Public Health Unit as a designated Public Health Medicine Specialist, ideally with previous MOH designation.
  • Self-motivation and enjoy working in a team, have excellent organisational skills and good English language skills.
  • Full driver's licence.

As the ideal candidate, you will be either registered or be eligible for public health vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Please note, if you are not already registered you will be required to provide source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please visit

This is a role that you can be proud of as you will be actively contributing to public health gain and reduction in health inequalities.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, integrity, being action oriented and having healthy relationships; if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference for Tamaki Makaurau.

For a full description of the purpose and accountabilities for each role please  click here for a full position description

For further information or confidential conversation about this great opportunity, please contact John Cartwright, Medical Operations Manager, or Julia Peters, Clinical Director, Auckland Regional Public Health Service via email: or

If this opportunity interests you, we would love to hear from you!

To apply: please visit our website: quoting reference number CEN06726 and make an online application attaching your latest CV and cover letter that outlines your available hours.

For help with your online application, please contact Jade Cowley (Recruitment Consultant) via email:

Closing Date: The position will remain open until filled but applications will be assessed when submitted

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Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not a Children's Worker as defined by the Act.