Head of Health, Safety and Security - Oranga Tamariki

Wellington or Auckland based

Game changer opportunity - seeking your next challenge?

This is an outstanding opportunity for an inspirational and passionate, strategic senior executive to lead our Health, Safety and Security team. Key to success is a proven track record in managing risk in complex operational environments, formulating strategy and creating frameworks, and applying them in a meaningful way in a large operational organisation.

Strong people leadership, confidence, emotional intelligence, determination and the ability to break new ground are some of the qualities we are seeking for this important senior management position.

This is an opportunity to take ownership for building and improving the culture and strategy of health safety and security practices in an organisation dedicated to the safety and well-being of New Zealand's tamariki.

Purpose of the role

The Health, Safety and Security team, through innovative and best practice frameworks, provide Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children with specialist advice, best practice and support to ensure that our people and those we work with stay safe and secure, and can continue to operate critical services in the event of a disruption.

The Head of Health, Safety and Security will work diligently with the executive team, senior leaders and managers across the organisation to develop and advance the Oranga Tamariki, health, safety and security strategy, frameworks and standards.

Key accountabilities:

•To deliver the health, safety and security strategy through a multi-year roadmap of initiative and development activities

•To advance performance through improved health and safety management systems, complying with National standards and other legislation

•To act as a trusted advisor to the CEO, and DCE Corporate Services to establish/encourage appropriate behavioural and cultural leavers to achieve a further step change in improvements to health, safety and security, and to support the resolution of complex problems

About us

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children is a ministry dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future.

Our vision is that New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki above all else. We believe that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.

How to apply

Please apply by clicking the 'apply' button below, applications must be made online. Please ensure you upload your CV and covering letter as they are an important part of your application. Internal Employees, please apply through your myHR portal at work.

For more information please contact gaynor.brymer@ot.govt.nz

Applications close Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

Position description: http://www.msd.govt.nz/hr/documents/position-descr...