New Zealand Red Cross (NZRC) is a member of the National Society of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world's largest humanitarian organisation. The New Zealand organisation has over 10,000 members and 500 staff who contribute to NZRC’s mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience. More information can be found at

People Experience and Support

The People Experience and Support Group builds and maintains the capability of all Red Cross people, nationally and locally. Its key focus is realising the potential of Red Cross people, developing future leaders, and shaping a culture which emphasises empowerment, involvement and innovation, high productivity and standards. The Group supports Red Cross people to be successful, make a meaningful, valued contribution and go home safe and well each day.

HSW - Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

This is a generalist Health, Safety, and Wellbeing (HSW) role that is part of the HSW team.

This role will provide specialist HSW support and advice to people managers, employees, and members/volunteers throughout New Zealand Red Cross.

The HSW Advisor will partner with New Zealand Red Cross Groups to review, develop and implement HSW systems, policies, initiatives and programmes in alignment with the HSW strategy and framework.

In addition, the HSW Advisor will participate in or lead key HSW projects.

Preferred location: Accepting applications across New Zealand

Fixed–Term (18 Months)

Fulltime Role

To be successful in the position, you will have:

Knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and other relevant legislation.

Knowledge of health, safety and well-being systems and processes.

A minimum of years’ experience in a health and safety advisor, coordinator, or similar role.

Experience in contributing to the planning, design and implementation of health, safety and wellbeing systems, strategies, and initiatives.

Experience in contributing to the implementation of health, safety and wellbeing policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Experience in health, safety and wellbeing risk management.

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, providing timely information so others can do their job effectively.

Strong working knowledge of MS Word and Excel, with high attention.

Data review, analysis and reporting skills.

Works well within a team, collaborates and is a team player.

Excellent self-awareness, with a proactive interest in professional development.

Actively seeks and acts on feedback, learns from mistakes.

A health and safety qualification is desirable.

Expectations from the role include, but are not limited to:

Provide sound technical advice to support, review and implement HSW policies, standards and guidelines.

Provide sound technical advice and assistance to implement HSW projects, strategies, initiatives and programmes and training activities.

Participate in internal HSW audits and investigations as required.

Provide administrative support to the HSW team where required, including responding to HSW enquiries and escalate where required, collate HSW information and analyse HSW data for reporting purposes.

Assist in the development of HSW communications as required.

Participate and take the lead in HSW projects; and represent HSW on NZ Red Cross projects, committee meetings and other activities as required.

Build and maintain positive, supportive and collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to enhance HSW outcomes for NZ Red Cross.

Benefits you can expect:

Ongoing support and development will be provided.

Flexible work conditions.

Professional development opportunities.

Being part of a passionate team of colleagues focused on supporting our humanitarian mission.

Enjoy working for a well-respected humanitarian organisation.

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All applications MUST be submitted online which requires uploading the below details

A recent copy of CV/Resume

Cover Letter


Right to Work (If Not NZ Citizen)

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this job, Applications close at 05:00 Pm on 29 May 2023

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If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Rebecca Webster at

Note: We reserve the right to close applications before the closing date, so please register your interest early.