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Communications Advisor

Pharmacy Council of New Zealand | Te Pou Whakamana Kaimatū o Aotearoa

The Pharmacy Council regulates the New Zealand pharmacy profession. The Council helps protect New Zealanders health and wellbeing by ensuring pharmacists are competent and fit to practice.

They are looking for a Communications Advisor to assist with delivery of a refreshed communication and engagement strategy. The role is part time (20 hours a week) and would suit someone looking to deepen their communications skills or an experienced practitioner looking for a role to fit around other responsibilities. The successful candidate would ideally commit to working between 9am and 3pm, five days a week.

About the role

You will help with a variety of projects and tasks to support delivery of the Council’s communications to, and engagement with, pharmacists, the pharmacy sector, key stakeholders, and the public.

To be successful in this role 

  • you have demonstrated experience in communications and/or marketing.
  • you have excellent communication (written and verbal), relationship and interpersonal skills.
  • you are digitally savvy, with practical knowledge of digital platforms (for example, WordPress websites, LinkedIn and Facebook); as well as the Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel particularly). 
  • you have excellent time management skills and meet deadlines.
  • graphic design knowledge or experience would be a bonus!
  • have the ability to develop and maintain good relationships.
  • demonstrate the energy and spirit of a great team player.
  • you have an enquiring mind and a willingness to learn.

Candidates must be a NZ citizen or hold NZ permanent residency at the time of application. For a position description or further information please email Jann at

If you believe you have what it takes, please email your CV and a covering letter to




Independent Pharmacist Prescriber Competence Standards Expert Working and Advisory Group (PS-WAG) 

Pharmacy Council of New Zealand | Te Pou Whakamana Kaimatū o Aotearoa
Closing date: 5.00pm, Monday 29 August 2022

As part of the Council’s commitment to the development of evidence-informed and high-quality regulatory tools, we will establish an independent Pharmacist Prescriber Competence Standards Expert Working and Advisory Group (PS-WAG).

Read the Terms of reference

Call for applicants

Do you have substantial expertise and experience in any of the following areas:

  • Competence standards development
  • Pharmacist prescribing
  • Prescribing
  • Cultural safety
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Health equity
  • Regulatory practice.

We are looking to appoint up to four individual members with substantial expertise and experience in the above areas to be part of the PS-WAG. Members of the group will be selected by a panel comprising Council staff, independent experts, and members of the Māori Advisory Group.

If you would like to apply for this position or to enquire further in confidence, please contact and/or email your updated CV and cover letter to

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday, 29 August 2022.