- Hands-on H&S advisory role working with our central regional teams

- Full time fixed term role until 30 June 2021

- Based in our Hamilton Central Regional Office with travel required

'Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

Led from our Chief Executive, we're embedding a culture of continuous improvement and capability across our unique operating environment at Ara Poutama. Nowhere else is quite the same – we have over 10,000 people at 151 sites across Aotearoa with over 80% who work directly with offenders. We also deliver instructional and rehabilitation programmes in high-risk industries, such as construction, engineering, construction, and agriculture – it's a diverse, interesting and complex portfolio to manage safety across.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The regional Health and Safety Advisor provides health and safety advice and support to sites, leaders and teams within our Central Region. Your purpose in this role is to support these teams to improve their health and safety performance and ensure that health and safety become core considerations throughout their business-as-usual ways of working. This involves supporting sites, teams and projects to effectively apply a range of health and safety policies, procedures and protocols, supporting and guiding the completion of H&S Learning Reviews/investigations, undertaking critical risk and system assurance checks across teams and projects, and providing technically accurate and constructive advice to improve the H&S performance of business areas.

Full time fixed term opportunity (until 30 June 2021). Hamilton based with regional travel required.

Ngā pūkenga e kimi ana mātou | Skills we look for

To be successful, we are looking for evidence of the following key skills and experience in your application:

- A relevant tertiary qualification in Health and Safety;

- Experience in a similar role providing health and safety advice and guidance, ideally across large and complex organisations;

- Demonstrated understanding of health and safety legislation;

- Proven knowledge and understanding of the Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM);

- Experience in delivering activities that improve awareness, knowledge and application of health and safety policies, procedures and protocols;

- Excellent collaboration skills with an ability to develop strong relationships to drive culture change with key stakeholders;

- Good technical experience, ideally with a background in a high-risk industry;

- Knowledge of applied best practice in health and safety business partnering, including health and safety assurance and Learning Review/investigation activities; and

- A full (clean) drivers licence.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

To apply, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) via our Careers website, describing your motivation for applying as well as highlighting your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities essential to this role.

Applications will close 9pm on Sunday 26 July. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to take part in a pre-interview competency assessment and video screening. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 10 August 2020.

The salary range for this role is $75,829 to $107,052. Appointments are based on skills and experience relevant to the role.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site. If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at recruitment@corrections.govt.nz