Dietitian, Primary Care

Full Time or part-time available
Permanent Appointment

We are seeking an experienced Dietitian to provide a best practice approach to improving dietary behaviours for our clients. This is part of our holistic approach towards client wellness – supporting the practices and wider Healthy Lifestyles team in successful wellbeing outcomes for the individual, whānau and the community.

Because this position will challenge your innovation, clinical competence and communication skills, it is our preference that you have some experience with primary and community dietetic services, however, new graduates will also be considered and provided with support and mentoring.

This role primarily involves working with our general practices to support their patients in their health and nutrition management journeys, their lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and provide education for our primary care teams.

NZ Dietetic Registration and a current driver’s licence are essential.

Applications close Thursday 22 June 2023.

For an application form, please email Roz Stuart at


Physical/Tinana Activity Advisor

Permanent Part-time position – hours negotiable

The Physical/Tinana Activity Advisor role is part of the Healthy Lifestyles team, working collaboratively with other PHO staff utilizing Te Whare Tapa Whā and Whānau ora models to look after the holistic health and wellbeing of our clients. The overall aim of the Physical/Tinana Activity Advisor as part of an integrated team is to improve population wellbeing, prevent poor health outcomes, and address inequities in health outcomes for Māori and vulnerable populations.

The Physical/Tinana Activity Advisor encourages, motivates and supports those who would not normally participate in physical activity, and whose health will benefit from exercise. A GRx is a prescribed plan developed with a patient to be more active as part of their health management.

If you are passionate about helping others on their journey to improved health and wellbeing, then this position is for you:

This position would suit someone with the following characteristics/skills:

  • A qualification in exercise prescription or experience working in the exercise sector and in delivering individual and group-based exercise.
  • Have proven experience and passion for improving the health of adults with the ability to guide them to find self-motivation enabling appropriate lifelong physical activity.
  • Have empathy and strong communication skills including the ability to engage effectively with clients and health professionals.
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team within the West Coast PHO, with stakeholders and with the community.
  • Has a current NZ driver’s license.

The position description is posted on our website but for an application form, please email Roz Stuart at

Applications close 6th July 2023.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.