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The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health employs approximately 440 people.  Their jobs vary from Assistant to Permanent Secretary and from Specialist to Ministerial Adviser.

Tasks are challenging and versatile. The working environment is just hectic enough and the tasks are important in terms of society.
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Meaningful work

In the following videos, people working for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health tell about their work, backgrounds and careers. They told us about how the work in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health affects the everyday lives of Finns, the most extraordinary comment they’ve heard about the ministry and why it’s worth applying for a job here.

“The best possible services for people”

Senior Ministerial Adviser Merja Auero works on a daily basis to ensure that Finland has the best possible health and social services.

"Our ministry has the best value base, we are working to help people”

Senior Specialist Antti Hautaniemi points out that the people working at the ministry do more than just organise health and social services, and that there is no need to wear a tie or address anybody formally.

“A wide range of work“A wide range of work tasks and great people working here”

Coordinator Hanne Mäkitalo began as a secretary in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. She studied while working, took some study leave and completed her Master’s degree in Health Sciences.

People from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Twitter

“We have good employment benefits and teleworking opportunities”

Director Tanja Auvinen works to promote gender equality. In her opinion, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has good employment benefits and teleworking opportunities.

“The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is able to influence political challenges”

Director Jari Keinänen works on matters related to substance abuse and environmental health. Both topics concern the daily lives of people living in Finland.

“A lot of socially significant tasks”

Accounting Planner Ilkka Räisänen’s work contributes to society in a variety of ways, such as by ensuring that families receive family allowances and that housing allowances are paid.

Ministers from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Twitter

Further information

Liisa Perttula, Senior Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Hallintoyksikkö / HAL, Hallintopalveluryhmä / HALPA 0295163521