Do you want to play a key role in leading change, and supporting NPDC's vision of achieving safe outcomes?

Are you passionate about championing health and safety?

Do you have exceptional influencing and people skills?

Here at New Plymouth District Council we are on a journey to become the leaders in contemporary local government. To do this we need great people on board to ensure we succeed. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced health and safety professional to join us and lead our Health and Safety team.

Reporting to the Group Manager People and Capability, you will lead operational health and safety initiatives, driving the safety culture here at NPDC and support us in making health and safety a part of business as usual. Growing capability whilst building strong relationships and influencing change will be like second nature to you as you support the Executive Leadership team to implement strategy and ensure that appropriate health and safety procedures are in place to manage risk. As well as providing key technical advice to the Mayor and Councillors to meet their due diligence obligations.

Ideally you will come to us with a relevant tertiary qualification and at least 10 years' experience in a senior health and safety role with proven ability to drive change and lead others. You will have well developed political acumen, be business savvy and have the ability to communicate complex issues in a simple but persuasive manner.

New Plymouth District Council plays a key role in supporting community well-being, the economy, the environment and the overall quality of life in the New Plymouth District. Our Council vision is to build a lifestyle capital, and being part of our team means you will help make our district a better place to live and to work. At New Plymouth District Council, we embrace diversity and have a culture that is built on trust and respect. We offer flexible working (where available) and you get to work with a team of dedicated experts who share a passion for making a difference.

We aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this role between $110,136 - $118,701. We have put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

Applications close on Wednesday, 20 January 2021.

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