• Senior safety role

• Government Department with strong culture

• Excellent Salary package

• Competitive salary package + Benefits

Lead safety role for a mid-sized government department.

About the company

This government department is a crown agent employing a wide variety of scientists and monitoring specialists across the country as well as having significant testing facilities in Wellington. They play a vital role in keeping New Zealand safe for current and future generations.

About the role

Reporting to the GM of People and capability you will be comfortable working at a strategic level presenting to the key stakeholders. You will also manage safety within the department which has a mix of scientific and office workers as well staff in the field who operate in a wide range of environments. You will work with the Senior Leadership Team to establish realistic and comprehensive targets and goals to monitor and gather data to identify gaps and the best methodology required to improve health and safety performance.

• Review and Implement HSW strategy

• Manage all aspects of Health and Safety

• Provide specialist technical Health and Safety advice

Skills and experience

You will have a significant level of health and safety experience at a senior advisor or business partner level and be comfortable working with high level stakeholders. You will hold a diploma or higher health and safety qualification.

• Proven experience delivering strategic safety planning

• Development of training programmes

• Experience within a government department would be highly beneficial

• Ability to influence highly qualified specialist employees


The majority of people within the organisation have a highly technical background. With excellent tenure and a true belief in their purpose it is a unique culture with a really positive and focussed outlook.

How to apply

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 Justin Pearson on 021 657 334 quoting reference #3326.

Applications are welcomed from NZ Citizens or those with a Residency or current Work Visa in place.

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