Senior Public Health Nutritionist

Senior Public Health Nutritionist

Health and Wellbeing Unit, Preventive Health Branch, Prevention Division, Department of Health.

Comprising salary between $99,205 – $106,750.a., employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) (HP4) (Full time, temporary for 12 months. Applications will remain current for 12 months)

  • Drive state-wide strategic initiatives to address contemporary preventive health priorities
  • Provide high level public health nutrition advice and support to influence preventive health outcomes
  • Exciting and challenging opportunity located at Herston

About Us

The Department of Health has a diverse set of responsibilities, and a common purpose of creating better health care for Queenslanders. The department is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland. We strongly believe in the need to work with people that value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace.

The Prevention Division delivers policies, programs, services and regulatory functions that aim to improve the health of the Queensland population by promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, detecting and preventing disease and injury; and supporting high quality health care service delivery. The Preventive Health Branch provides expertise, leadership and innovation to improve policy, systems, research, programs and services to encourage behaviours and create environments that are supportive of health.

The role:

Reporting to the Manager, Health and Wellbeing Unit, you will play a key role in the development and implementation of innovative and multi-focussed public health nutrition strategies addressing current and future preventive health priorities for Queensland. You will provide high quality public health nutrition advice and support to a state-wide range of internal and external stakeholders and make vital evidence based decisions to solve complex problems relating to public health nutrition and food regulation. Building effective and diverse relationships and preparing complex project and strategy documentation to promote public health outcomes will also be a key focus of the role.

The successful person:

You will be a strategic critical thinker, with demonstrable high level expertise in public health nutrition, ideally with additional experience in food regulation. You will be able to illustrate your ability to apply contemporary practice and evidence based approaches to achieve project outcomes and develop innovative preventive solutions to complex public health nutrition issues. You will be a capable and influential communicator, able to provide quality authoritative verbal and written advice and build sustainable relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and convey complex information to effectively inform nutrition policy and planning. You will be tertiary qualified in Human Nutrition Science and/or Dietetics, and related post-graduate qualifications would be highly regarded.

Benefits of working with the Department of Health

By joining the Department of Health you will work within a fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment where every employee plays a critical role in our ongoing success. You will enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary + generous superannuation and leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Diverse work culture
  • Career training and development

To apply for this exciting opportunity, submit your resume and cover letter online today.

Enquiries: Roger Meany (07) 3328 9870

Job Ad Reference: QLD/PD213141

Application Kit:

Closing Date: Friday 24 June 2016