Businesses talk about Culture - We live it.

Here at Gisborne District Council, we pull our values from the community we serve. It makes sense then that we are enthusiastic about culture in our workplace. Family and inclusivity are deep-seated in our ethos. With Treaty partnership front of mind, we're serious about building a workforce that enhances our commitment to deliver. We work hard together to make our people proud and our whanau are why we are so passionate about what we do for the community.

We are currently looking for Health and Safety experts at any level to join our growing team and help shape the future of our region. You will be well supported by a team that prides ourselves on nurturing an inclusive workspace that embraces innovation and creativity, so bring your passion and leading-edge ideas to Gisborne District Council.

A bit about you:

You will be passionate about Health and Safety coupled with a strong desire to support improvements and drive the implementation of best practice within the organization.

As a member of our "HomeSafe team" you will embody the responsibility of ensuring our employees are able to return home healthy and safe to their whanau each day.

A solid understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act and its practical application is essential to fulfil the role. Ideally, you will have a Health and Safety Qualification or training and a desire to attain one.

Your day will look like: Variety! With a diverse workforce our teams require the full gambit of H&S support. Needless to say, that whatever your skillset you'll get some level of exposure to systems, data, reporting, risk assessment, investigations, compliance audits, reviewing policies and procedures, educating staff, and supporting staff to return to work post injury, sometimes all in one week. The key to your success in this role will be your ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization to influence and bring about change.

We have the capacity to grow you and your H&S career.

You'll also recognise the importance of the role as a Treaty partner and understand how that underpins Gisborne District Council's work.

What we offer:

- Full time permanent role because we know that job stability is important.

- Flexible working hours to enjoy our tranquil and beautiful surroundings and spending time with your greatest supporters; your whanau.

- Flexibility to work on a range of different projects and tasks, no day will be the same and we encourage you to get stuck in to anything that piques your interest.

- Career progression, training and development to continue your learning and inspire those that come after you.

Who we are: Gisborne District Council is the local government, both district and regional authority for Tairawhiti, New Zealand. With more and more people choosing Tairāwhiti for its lifestyle, environment and culture, it's an exciting time to be joining our thriving and diverse region.

At Gisborne District Council, we see you as more than a cog in the wheel; you are a valued voice for your whanau and community.

- Bring your whole self to work: we celebrate this and all it means.

- Represent our diverse community and be the guardian of our rich heritage.

- Have a hand in our legacy for Tairāwhiti's Tāngata and lead the region now and into the future.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now and make a difference in the lives of future generations

We will start the process when suitable candidates apply, so if you are interested or have any questions, please submit a resume / cover letter and contact Dave Wilkinson

Applications close on 10am, Friday 11th November 2022

Please visit the Gisborne District Council website and view Current Vacancies to apply.