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NZ Heart Foundation

National Nutrition Advisor

Food & Nutrition Team – Auckland, Ellerslie
Department Food & Nutrition Team
Employment Type Fixed Term Full-time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation TBC


National Nutrition Advisor


  • Play a key role in the implementation of food & nutrition objectives
  • Ellerslie based, 30-40 hours per week (hours are open to negotiation)
  • 9 months fixed term maternity cover

The Heart Foundation is New Zealand’s heart health charity. Our vision is hearts fit for life, for this generation and the next. Research, education, prevention and quality care underpin the work we do.

About our National Nutrition Advisor:

We are looking to secure a senior New Zealand registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, who is strongly connected to the delivery of trusted, evidence-based nutrition initiatives and messages for the New Zealand public. This is your opportunity to play a key role in growing the Heart Foundation’s food and nutrition leadership capabilities, within a team of high performing professionals, led by our Food and Nutrition expert.  This position is available early January 2020.

You will work alongside our multidisciplinary team to support their nutrition strategies for the New Zealand public. We will look to you to lead the delivery of appropriate evidence-based nutrition messages, across wide ranging media channels.

About our ideal candidate

Our successful candidate will be an accomplished leader within the nutrition sector, with successes achieved over at least 5 years. You will be a resourceful and forward-thinking strategic operator, with demonstrated skills in research, policy development and collaboration across diverse internal and external stakeholder groups.

Your skills and attributes:

A tertiary qualification and demonstrated academic excellence related to nutrition

Postgraduate qualification related to population health/nutrition

NZ Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

5 years’ experience gained from working at a senior level in population health nutrition 

  • Experience and demonstrated success in nutrition research and policy development
  • An understanding of the importance and application of improving population health
  • Ability to review and critique scientific evidence
  • Working experience in developing and delivering diverse nutrition communications (digital and media)
  • Strong writing skills for both technical audiences and the general public (blogs and resources)
  • A confident public speaker and presenter

Please note that we will only consider NZ Residents/holders of a valid Work Visa for this opportunity.

Applications close:  Friday, 25 October 2019

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  • Location
    Auckland, Ellerslie
  • Department
    Food & Nutrition Team
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term Full-time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
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