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Careers in Public Health

Are you considering a career in public health? That’s fantastic.  Toi Te Ora Public Health could be just the organisation you’re looking for…

What do we do?

Public health is about action that protects our environments, prevents illness and injury and promotes health and wellbeing of communities.   

Toi Te Ora Public Health is contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide public health services for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes Districts.

Our vision is lifelong health and wellbeing for all, and our purpose is to improve and protect the health of the population in the Lakes and Bay of Plenty District Health Board districts with a focus on reducing inequalities in health.

Our work involves people and organisations working together to improve the health of communities and reduce health inequalities.

Our staff work across the region in this beautiful part of New Zealand and can be based in any of our four offices in Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupō and Whakatāne.

Working for us – so many opportunities

There are opportunities galore in the health sector and Toi Te Ora needs a wide cross section of skilled and passionate people to assist us in delivering comprehensive public health programmes. 

Toi Te Ora’s more than 50 staff work in a wide range of exciting public health roles including health promotion, health protection, research and evaluation, policy and strategy development, communications, managers and public health physicians.

A career with Toi Te Ora will see you working for an organisation committed to providing the best public health services possible. Opportunities exist for ongoing professional development with the chance to gain extensive and varied experience in a public health related setting. 

You will have the opportunity to work in an interesting and stimulating sector, with a range of communities and settings and gain valuable transferable skills.

You could be an essential part of a system that supports the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and their communities.

Think you belong here?


Roles in public health

Watch our Medical Officer of Health, Dr Neil de Wet talk about his role as a public health doctor.


Watch Trieste Ngawhika, Health Protection Officer talk about about her role in public health.

Last modified: 18 Jan 2019
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