- Shape the Department's HSMS

- Nationwide fkexible location

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.

About the role

The Senior Adviser Health and Safety Systems leads and participates in activities and work that develop and shape the Department's HSMS - supporting its strategic approach to the safety and wellbeing of our people. This includes leading, and supporting, the development of policies, standards, frameworks, processes, improvement initiatives and resources.

Core responsibilities will be the provision of thought leadership, subject matter advice and development of HSMS artefacts, taking into consideration the Department's legislative duties, strategic direction, best practice, stakeholder feedback, the end-user's needs and, finally, balancing all those in a pragmatic and practical way!

The role provides an exciting opportunity to work within a large and supportive Safety & Wellbeing team. The successful candidate will also benefit from an exciting line up of CPD opportunities as the S&W Function rolls out a competency-based development framework.

Key skills and experience required:

- Demonstrated, successful experience in the development of HSMS together with an understanding of common trade-offs, risks, and competing priorities in a similar large dynamic and complex operating environment.

-Excellent problem solver, able to use technical health and safety knowledge and understanding to define problems, apply creativity and logic resulting in pragmatic options and proposals.

-Lead and develop high quality written documents aimed at a variety of audiences, from formal health and safety policies to point of work guidance.

-Excellent interpersonal skills with a commitment to customer service and working collaboratively with a wide range of people within and outside the organisation to gain trust and respect.

-Robust attention to detail and a strong focus on quality of outputs and deliverables.

-A broad knowledge of the key issues and emerging trends in occupational health, safety and wellbeing.

-The ability to communicate to a wide range of stakeholders using language appropriate to the audience.

-Proven ability to work autonomously, yet collaboratively, with colleagues and wider organisational stakeholders to forge good working relationships internally and externally.

-At least 5 years health and safety experience in medium-large, multi-site complex work environment, a relevant tertiary qualification in health and safety and ideally a member of a professional health and safety body, such NZISM.

If you have energy and drive, are outcome focused, with a friendly and outgoing personality, give me a call and discuss the opportunity or apply online including a cover letter outlining how you meet the above requirements.

Applications close 9 June 2022