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6 month GP opportunity 1 hour south of Christchurch - New Zealand

General Practitioner - General Practitioner
Ref: 4511 Date Posted: Wednesday 13 Sep 2017
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We have an exciting opportunity for a GP to join a well established community run practice for a short 6 month term but with the potential to stay on longer. Whether it is a short term sabbatical or you just want to escape Autumn and Winter this side of the world, this opportunity could be the one for you. 

  • Fixed term 6 month
  • Potential to extend the contract 
  • Position available from November 2017
  • Cornerstone accredited community practice
  • Competitive salary and benefits package available

New Adventure, New Lifestyle.... Why not make it New Zealand

Christchurch, also known as the “Garden City” is the largest city in the South Island. It is the main transport hub for the Canterbury region offering a Domestic and International Airport, Bus Terminal and Rail Link. Widely known also for its fantastic eateries, bars, shops and all manors of leisure pursuits. 

Situated 1 hour south of Christchurch and an International Airport, if you have a love for the great outdoors, this beautiful location offers something for everyone. This long established, family friendly, busy semi-rural community practice is looking for a GP to join the team initially for a short fixed term but they will welcome the prospect of extending the contract. When you are not in the practice, you are only a short trip away from checking out the Ski Field at Mount Hutt, jet skiing on the lake or  why not take in the beautiful scenery as you walk through the Foothills.  

Why NZ?

New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and it was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”

Medical professionals are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand. There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

  • No geographical restrictions – opportunities in major cities, towns, coastal, and rural locations
  • Great transport links, most locations fly to International Airports making flight connections to/from NZ easy
  • Excellent educational system, with private and public schools as well as a number of tertiary institutions
  • Strong real estate market and affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block 
  • Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family
  • Explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see dolphins, whales and native birds
  • Incredible scenery and diverse wildlife

We are Licenced New Zealand Immigration Advisors and provide support & advice

Next Steps

We have assisted many Doctors in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. You can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page

We also offer a referral reward if you refer a Friend and we place them! Click here for details


If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Debbie Kirk

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5279