Kaitohutohu Matua | Senior Advisor - Health, Safety and Wellbeing | Flexible

Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options
  • Make an impact to build our health, safety and wellbeing culture
  • Drive our Health & Safety work programme
  • Flexible working to support your work-life balance

Exciting opportunity to use your health and safety expertise to promote and influence a safety and wellbeing culture.  

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role 

We are looking for an experienced health and safety professional to work at an operational and strategic level to deliver, implement and monitor our health and safety work programme, and business as usual activities to minimise occupational risk in the workplace.  

We have the framework in place but we are looking for someone to continue with the priorities and drive the strategies, policies and standards across the organisation.  

A key focus of the role is to encourage engagement and commitment, raise awareness, drive process development and embed safety behaviours in everyday practice.   

Our team works at pace but we make sure we take time out to enjoy ourselves and celebrate success.  This is a great opportunity to make the role your own and be part of a fun, collaborative and inclusive team.  

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring:  

  • expert knowledge and application of Health, Safety and Wellbeing in large organisations
  • experience in developing HSMS and confidence providing advice where there is risk and the Ministry needs to act
  • a formal qualification in Health, Safety and Wellbeing (or related discipline) is essential. Membership to a relevant professional body is preferred
  • a determined yet pragmatic approach to Health and Safety practices
  • excellent communication and relationship management skills and a proven ability to negotiate and influence at a senior level
  • excellent written and oral presentation skills, including the ability to communicate health and safety to a variety of audiences
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.  

We offer: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. 

An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

The location for this role is flexible which means you can work from anywhere in New Zealand.  As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.  

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  In your cover letter, please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.  

If you require further information about this position, please contact Ngaire Howes at Ngaire.howes@mfe.govt.nz  

Salary range: $101,802 to $124,424 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.  

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Thursday, 30 September 2021

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