Job Number: WAI14541

Where you’ll be working: Waiora Waikato Hospital campus – Organisational Support

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

“It’s hard to imagine a more important health & safety gig than health but we’ve probably not been on your radar till now!! We have purpose, challenge, complexity and commitment to making a difference for our people. If you are ready to make a difference for people who really make a difference, have a strong track record in creating excellence, and have people at the heart of everything you do – come join us at Waikato DHB.

Healthcare is arguably the most important sector in the life of our nation. Many organisations claim to make a difference to the lives of New Zealanders; at Waikato District Health Board, we truly do, providing not only health and disability services, but rural, regional and national services too. Waikato’s population is diverse and dynamic and demands the highest levels of care from its primary, secondary and tertiary health services. Our environment is fascinating, stimulating and challenging; we work alongside some of the most passionate, talented and specialised people in the world.

About the Role

We are seeking a highly experienced Director, Occupational Health & Safety to be part of the Organisational Support Directorate, reporting to the Executive Director.

We aspire to healthy people, excellent care through productive partnerships and people centred services. This role supports this vision by working closely with senior leadership and all of our staff.

For a formal position description please click here.

For further enquiries about this role, please contact John Devoy – Recruitment Manager

About the Ideal Person

You understand the need to straddle both the strategic and operational deliverables of the position and have confidence in managing up – to the Executive and governance groups. You will relish providing insight and ideas, and at the same time flex comfortably into delivering with a capital D. You are pragmatic, resilient and collaborative, with experience in complex environments with multiple concurrent programmes of work. You bring strong relationship, partnering and influencing skills to build trust quickly, and significant end-to-end health & safety expertise. You will manage multiple stakeholders to provide fit-for-purpose solutions. Strong commercial acumen and an engagement approach is essential.

We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve including our own team. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Please apply directly online attaching your latest CV and cover letter. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

If you need help with your application, please contact Robyn Payne, Recruitment Advisor on

Closing date: 3 August 2020

Waikato DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.


Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga

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