Careers in Public Health

Are you considering a career in public health? 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.   

Our key role is to plan and deliver services that promote, protect and improve population health, prevent ill health and minimise the risk of disease and injury through population based interventions.  The service places an emphasis in its work on improving the health of Māori, children (including maternal health), and young people.

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

Check out the video below which provides a glimpse of what public health is and what public health does. 


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 has 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.

Te Whatu Ora Careers

Check out the video below and discover how, through a career in public health, you can make a real difference and a valuable contribution to the health and wellness of your friend’s, whānau and people.

This video is a joint venture between Kia Ora Hauora Midland and Toi Te Ora Public Health with support from Hawkes Bay Population Health to support Māori into a career in public health.  For more information on a career in public health see Kia Ora Hauora Midland.