• Exciting opportunity following organisational restructure

• Influence change in a fast-paced dynamic high-risk environment

• Help treasure and grow our rohe (region) together

Exciting role - Competitive Salary with Great Benefits.

Join us during this exciting period of change. Proven communication and influencing skillset required, with strong technical skillset.

edenfx HSE Recruitment are proud to partner with the Greater Wellington Regional Council and recruit for this exciting opportunity within their HSW team.

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.


• Work to suit your life and whānau with our flexible working policy.

• We’ll encourage you to grow and prosper with a range of learning and development opportunities, internal secondments and career progression

• Your wellbeing is our priority – we’ll provide medical and trauma insurance, support through our employee support programme Ōku Raukura Atawhai assistance programme, generous annual and sick leave, along with Tangihanga leave and support

• We want you to have a sense of belonging, where you can reflect your personal and cultural identity in the way that you work

• Social clubs, staff networks and a friendly and inclusive culture

• Great working environments from the bush to our central Cuba Street or Masterton offices (or the Hutt Valley/Kapiti Coast).

About the company

Greater Wellington works across a diverse and dynamic range of tasks, geographical locations, and environments, and with multiple partners, creating unique Health Safety and Wellbeing risks and opportunities. Much of this sits in the Delivery function of our wider Environment Group. A recent change in how this group is structured means we have a new and exciting opportunity for an HSW Manager to support the important work they do, and everyone, every day goes home safe and well.

Come help treasure and grow our rohe together

Our rohe and its lands, waterways, animals, plants and people can only grow stronger if they are nurtured. To join our team is to step up and commit to playing an active part in this important mahi. That means restoring nature, connecting people and places, reducing environmental impacts, and helping this rohe and its people prosper.

We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and support mana whenua as Kaitiaki. We’re also part of a collective movement alongside our community members whose hopes for the future of this region are just as high as your own. Our efforts across environmental management, public transport, flood protection, regional parks and water supply are interconnected and integral to treasuring our rohe and growing our future.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Health Safety and Wellbeing and managing and developing a small team of dedicated HSW Delivery Advisors, you will provide sound and timely on the ground operational and technical HSW advisory support (with a focus on dynamic and critical risk), to the Delivery Director, managers, staff, and our external contractor chain and iwi partners we work with and alongside.

Navigating the complexity of the work they do and environments they work in, building and developing trusted relationships is key. You will bring a naturally curious approach and your ability to coach and influence - to build and increase HSW capacity and capability. You will implement effective and consistent HSW behaviours and practices across the Delivery function to improve HSW outcomes.

As part of the wider Greater Wellington HSW team, you will also contribute to developing fit for purpose accessible and easy to use HSW tools and resources and undertake assurance and project work as required.

Skills and experience include:

You will be a solution focussed hands-on senior safety practitioner with a solid 5+ years practical experience in an operational HSW role, preferably in dynamic and higher-risk environments. You will have a good working of knowledge of HSW legislation and HSW best practice.

To be successful you will need to:

• Apply good time management skills and be comfortable working independently and part of a team. You can adapt, prioritise your work and easily pivot to meet changing demands.

• Bring a solid working knowledge and practical application of HSW risk strategies in dynamic and higher risk environments

• Develop highly effective business partnering relationships, internally and externally as a trusted advisor

• Solid influencing skills and the ability to engage with workers to effectively coach and influence change to improve HSW practice and outcomes across all levels of the business

• Understand the dynamics of working with contractors and contractual relationships

How to apply

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.

If you meet the above criteria, we welcome your application including your CV and cover letter in Word format. If you have any questions, please call Suzanne on 021 10 10 691 quoting reference #3840.

Greater Wellington is proud to be a member of Diversity Works. We value diversity and are committed to an inclusive, flexible, and supportive workplace. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds and welcome the unique talent and experience you will bring to our team.

We are passionate about ensuring our recruitment processes are fair and equitable, Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs or adjustments that need to be made so we can offer a recruitment process that is more accessible to you.

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