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Disability Services Advisor/Senior Advisor

This is an exciting role with breadth!

Under the Health & Disability Commissioner Act 1994, the Commissioner is required to promote and protect the rights of consumers who access health and disability services.

Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner Disability, the Disability Services Advisor/Senior Advisor contributes to the completion of the Disability Services Team work plan, as well as increasing the profile, relevance and accessibility of the Commissioner's office within the health and disability sector.

This exciting role has lots of variety and offers the successful applicant the opportunity to be part of a highly professional and dedicated team. It is a challenging role that requires an individual who has:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably at post-graduate level
  • A sound understanding of consumer rights issues, and NZ health and disability sector
  • Experience of national policy, funding and/or management of health, disability and social services
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Sound communication/presentation skills
  • Project management experience
  • Previous education and/or training experience
  • Excellent business writing skills and the ability to synthesize and present complex information to diverse audiences
  • Excellent relationship and stakeholder management skills
  • A high level of initiative and self-confidence, with the ability to work with a minimum of supervision and meet deadlines.

The position is preferably Auckland based, however a Wellington based appointment may be considered.

All applicants must complete an HDC application form to be considered. Please download an application form (Docx 88kb) and position description (pdf 105kb).

Applications for this role close 5.00pm, Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Please send your completed application form, CV and cover letter to:

HR Advisor, Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, PO Box 1791 Auckland, or by email to or call 09 373 1046 for further information.

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