- Primary focus on mental health and fatigue risk management

- Based at our Wellington national office with a whole of region focus

- Full time fixed term role through to 30 June 2021

'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

We are recruiting for a Health Risk and Wellbeing Advisor (Lower North - Wellington Region) to lead and coordinate regional work-related health risk management and broader wellbeing activities, particularly those related to mental health, so that site and team leaders can keep their people safe and well. This role works closely with the whole Safety and Wellbeing function, our regional Health and Safety committees and with our custodial teams to guide, support and grow the capability of site Post Incident Response Teams including training, resources and support processes.

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 written application:

- Knowledge of health and safety acts and regulations and how to interpret them;

- Experience in occupational hygiene, occupational health, health and safety or similar role;

- Knowledge of and experience in delivering mental health and wellbeing concepts, that can maintain and enhance mental health and wellbeing within organisations;

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

- Confidence in presenting to groups in a range of settings;

- Ability to develop, communicate and deliver on plans for implementing policies, procedures and initiatives; and

- Clearly empathetic with ability to demonstrate an understanding of the various situations that may affect a person's mental health and wellbeing.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

To apply, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining Ara Poutama Aotearoa 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.

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