Occupational Health and Safety
Salary band: $70,000 to $80,000 p.a pro rata + Kiwisaver
Full-time (1.0 FTE), permanent position
Based in Dunedin or Invercargill with regular district-wide travel
Support the improvement of health and safety for our employees across the whole Southern district
Mō te tūranga - About the role
You will be joining a motivated team of professionals to assist in the implementation of the health, safety and welfare management system, documentation and risk management across Te Whatu Ora - Southern which includes Otago, Southland and Central Otago/Lakes.
The Health and Safety Advisor plays an active part in assisting with the delivery and proactive support of health and safety activities throughout Te Whatu Ora - Southern including (but not limited to):
assisting in health and safety management, documentation, and risk management
encouraging workplace participation and providing support for the organisations health and safety activities
assisting in health and safety reporting
recording and investigating health and safety accidents, incidents, and injuries.
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Mōu ake - About you
We are looking for an engaging, proactive individual with a passion for health and safety and the ability to encourage all staff to get involved and participate in health and safety activities throughout Te Whatu Ora - Southern
Our ideal candidate will bring:
prior experience in a relevant role
an understanding of New Zealand statutory requirements
knowledge of health and safety legislation and the ability to research topics in areas where knowledge is limited
excellent communication skills and a personable nature
great organisational skills and attention to detail with the ability to successfully manage and prioritise your own workload.
If you are looking to build on your existing health and safety experience, this is a great opportunity to gain exposure to a broad range of health and safety issues and requirements. If you have the skills and the drive to make this role a success, we would love to hear from you!
Painga - Benefits:
Continuous support for career development.
Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Mō mātou - About us
Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Sunday, 28 May 2023.
Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.
Tono ināianei - Apply now
If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
For further information please contact Hannah Friedrich, Recruitment Advisor at Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org. All conversations will be confidential in nature.
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
Occupational Health Assessment
Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
Covid vaccination requirements
New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a Covid-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/