Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers (Permanent Role)

  • Permanent full time position
  • Support the recruitment of critical Senior Medical Officer positions

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

In this recently established permanent position you will support all aspects of the recruitment process for Senior Medical Officers (SMO’s). You will work closely with our HR Business Partner, Service Managers and Medical leaders across Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) to ensure a streamlined and effective recruitment process is undertaken for both permanent and Locum SMO’s.

You will be involved in all aspects of the recruitment process from advertising, interviewing and managing the offer process, through to supporting SMOs until their first day with NMH. This includes assisting the SMO through the NZ Medical Council and immigration processes.

You will be the go to person for both the hiring manager and the candidates. It will be essential that you develop strong networks within NMH and also externally with a pool of senior medical officers, so that when an opportunity arises you will know who to talk to.

The role will be looking after positions in both Marlborough and Nelson and regular travel between the two sites will be expected.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will bring recruitment sourcing and co-ordination experience to the role. Experience of the health sector will be beneficial but not essential. You will be working with complex roles and processes so the ability to pick things up quickly will be important. You will need to be tenacious and able to influence to succeed in this role.

Your day to day will include a high level of interaction with HR colleagues, service managers, senior leaders, candidates from a range of disciplines and background, as well as external stakeholders. This means your relationship building skills and your ability to work with people will come to the fore.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

In this role you have the  opportunity to apply your recruiting skills to making a real difference to people’s lives. At Nelson Marlborough Health we do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

The Nelson Marlborough region is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit 

Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

We offer a friendly and collegial team environment, flexible working arrangements and as the biggest employer in the Nelson Marlborough region unlimited career opportunities.

If you want more information please contact Jackie Kerr HR Business Partner on 027 405 9356 or

Keen to apply now – it’s easy. Hit the apply button below and fill out on our online application form. We require that applications are made online in order to ensure accurate tracking and reporting.


Closing date: Monday 21 June 2021

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: N21-201

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Monday, 21 June 2021