• Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle

• 37.5 hour working week

• Generous leave allowance

We are carers for Northland's environment and community. Are you one of us?

A few things you should know about Northland Regional Council…  

Our work is ultimately about working together to care for our region’s incredible environment and many communities, matching our skills and resources with the vision and aspirations of our people. From healthy waters, protecting our native taonga, developing meaningful relationships with tangata whenua, to creating resilient and adaptable communities in a changing climate. Here at the Northland Regional Council your work makes a difference to our community.

Toitū te whenua, toitū te moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.  

The opportunity awaits…

As our Health and Safety Advisor, you will join our growing People and Culture Team, supporting the Health and Safety Specialist to provide health, safety and well-being advice.

This role is more than just completing tasks and checking boxes, it’s about working as a team to continue to build on and influence a proactive health and safety culture. You will be promoting consistency in our culture, providing training and communications to ensure the safety systems are understood and adopted by our people.

Our work is diverse, so getting to know what we do, and the hazards involved is key, as you will support the revision and implementation of health and safety systems and procedures.

Health and Safety can sometimes be met with resistance. We aren’t looking for a safety drill sergeant, but we want someone who has some personal resilience to be able to contribute to improving our health and safety culture.

Being able to build positive relationships and deliver key messages with confidence due to your fact-based decision-making will set you apart.

Throw in some reporting and recording of HS&W data and that’s the job in a nutshell.

Do you have what it takes?

We are looking for someone who can bring the following to our diverse talent pool:

• A H&S qualification is a solid start, but a degree/bachelor-level qualification in H&S will give you an advantage.

• A confident communicator with a continuous improvement mindset.

• High level of emotional and social intelligence

• Practical can-do nature with a solution-orientated focus (pair that with a sense of humour and nothings stopping you!)

• Although part of a team, you will be self-motivated and have a disciplined approach to managing you own workload.

We don't just want someone that CAN do the job, we want someone who has the DRIVE to do a GREAT job and has a passion for what our organisation and values stand for. That's why at NRC, we understand that sometimes the right person doesn't ‘tick all the boxes'. If you don't fit the mould exactly but truly believe you can help, then tell us. We'll consider it.

What's in it for you?

Just as you care about your community and environment, NRC cares about you and we are committed to the wellbeing of our people.  Our team has grown a lot over the years, but our small organisation culture is still here. We celebrate our efforts as a team and recognise every individual for their contribution and dedication to their mahi. 

We understand the importance of flexibility, so we’re committed to alternative working arrangements for our people. We have a range of flexible work arrangements that we can consider to suit the varied lifestyles of our people.   

What's next?

The mahi we do really makes a difference and if you are someone who is motivated to contribute to the management of Northland's environment, please apply. Want to have a kōrero with us first or just need more information? If so, contact our People and Culture Manager, Beryl Steele (beryls@nrc.govt.nz) today.

Applications must be made via our careers page; please go to the web page below to make your application.


Please note: if you have not applied for a job with us before, when you get to the Infor login you will need to register to create your account.

Applications close on Friday 8 September 2023.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or valid NZ work visa.

Applications via SEEK will not be accepted.