Health and Safety Manager Committed to getting our people home safely to their whanau at the end of every shift

  • Based at PNHQ
  • Salary starting from $136,085
  • Permanent
  • Police Employee

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Safer People team based at PNHQ as the Health and Safety Manager.

H&S is one of five workstreams that collectively make up the Safer People team, focused on the holistic approach to safety, wellness and injury management for all employees across NZ Police. The team ethos being ‘fit for work, fit for life’, the team is dedicated to putting all employees at the centre of decision making when it comes to their safety and wellness.

The purpose of the Manager: H&S is to set the strategic H&S direction for the organization, while driving a strong health and safety culture, providing strategic thought leadership, translating strategic intent into advice, plans, programmes of work and assurance to the Executive Leadership Team on all matters relating to safety and health hazard management. The Manager H&S is NZ Police’s’ technical expert on all H&S matters and will develop and implement strategy and the framework throughout the organisation.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides the strategic overview for health and safety and management of safety risk in NZ Police.
  • Operationalises, delivers and communicates the Safer People Strategy for NZ Police.
  • Supports a high performing team by incorporating the principles of the Police High Performance Framework
  • Proactively builds relationships across NZ Police and ensures that safety is being considered at all levels of the organization
  • Ensures NZ Police meets all legal and contractual obligations in relation to health and safety and is regarded as exemplary in this field.
  • Ensures work programmes (medium and long-term) and operational activities are aligned with strategic objectives being a primary focus on transformational service delivery.
  • Encourages innovation, risk taking and constant improvement.
  • Develops and maintains healthy team dynamics including addressing performance appropriately.
  • Manages and delivers within agreed budget and timeframes.

What you’ll bring

Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

  • Thought leadership and strategic thinking
  • Extensive leadership experience within the Health and Safety sector
  • Possess a collaborative style with a positive approach to stakeholder engagement
  • Live "Our Values" and lead "Our Business" aspirations
  • Experience in, or a comprehensive understanding of health and safety is desirable but not critical.
  • Experience in relationship management and influencing at an Executive or senior level.
  • Solid understanding of Governance principles and practices.


Current enrollment in, or application to enroll in the CEP leadership programme for the level appropriate to your current role or rank.

If you are an internal applicant, you must apply internally through the police system. You must provide an alternative contact email address.

This role is set at Leader/Manager level, this means your key purpose is “to lead tactics for Our Business and enable people to deliver them”.

We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/core-competencies-how-we-will-deliver-our-business.pdf

These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/nzp-our-values.pdf

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About us

Our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe.

Special requirements

FOR ‘OFFICE OF CONSTAB’ ONLY ROLES – At Sergeant / Senior Sergeant / Inspector:

  • Current CPK at the rank of the vacancy you are applying for, and either;
  1. Registered interest via the link or enrolment in the CEP leadership programme at the advertised level
  2. OR, qualified under the previous Career Progression Framework at the rank of the vacancy you are applying for

FOR ‘OFFICE OF CONSTAB’ + ‘POLICE EMPLOYEE’ ROLES - At Sergeant / Senior Sergeant / Inspector

For Constabulary applicants:

  • Current CPK at the rank of the vacancy you are applying for, and either;
  1. Registered interest via the link or enrolment in the CEP leadership programme at the advertised level
  2. OR, qualified at [role level rank ie. Sergeant] level under the previous Career Progression Framework

For Police Employee applicants:

  • Registered interest via the link or enrolment in the CEP leadership programme at the advertised level

FOR ‘POLICE EMPLOYEE’ ONLY ROLES – At Sergeant / Senior Sergeant / Inspector / Superintendent levels:

  • It is desired, but not essential, that you have registered interest via the link or enrolment in the CEP leadership programme.

NOTE: As discussed, should a District Commander ask that we look at candidates who do not yet met the outlined Constab requirements, a business reason as to ‘why’ must be included. Ie:

  • Due to the ‘Hard to Fill’ nature of this role, it is desirable but not essential that applicants hold their current [role level rank ie. Sergeant] CPK, and either;
  1. Registered interest at the advertised level for CEP
  2. OR, already qualified at [role level rank ie. Sergeant] level under the previous Career Progression Framework

Working Flexibly

Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

For more information on the above, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers

How to apply

Please note: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police Careers page: https://career10.successfactors.com/career?company=nzpolice to apply for this position.

If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit an application form and a CV. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken.

All staff are expected to be fully vaccinated, including up to date with boosters, in alignment with Ministry of Health public health guidance.

For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact jessica.harris@police.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm Thursday, 23rd June 2022