He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We are looking for a specialist generalist Health and Safety Advisor who has the ability to balance technical knowledge and apply it to healthcare. This is a permanent full-time position.

In this position your main responsibilities will be, but not limited to:

Influence, and support the development of an interdependent organisational culture

Apply theoretical and practical methods to identify, assess and manage workplace H&S risks

Coach, mentor, and support the use of H&S tools and processes to empower the capability of others

Provide advice and guidance on the application of the H&S legislative frameworks

Utilise, develop and adapt fit for purpose H&S documentation and information management systems

Analyse data and information to help prepare, and deliver robust performance reporting to inform decision making and drive change

He Korero mōu - About You

You will utilise your experience and skills to understand and influence attitudes and behaviours, while providing sound advice for the organisation, our people and their leaders to create a healthy and safe place to work.

Conceptual skills

Interpersonal skills

Lateral thinking

Problem solving


Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits

In-House career development

Competitive remuneration

Flexible working practices (e.g. we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)

Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!

Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership

Free onsite staff parking

Free flu vaccination

Discounts (with local businesses) 

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.

Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role below


For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact Tom Miranda, Health and Safety Manager via email Thomas.Miranda@bopdhb.govt.nz.

Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

It is desirable that new employees of Te Whatu Ora are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your application so we can discuss this with you further.