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.friedrich@southerndhb.govt.nz. All conversations will be confidential in nature.

Pre-employment checks

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.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/