Mō mātou | About us

We are an enthusiastic bunch of people at Taranaki Regional Council, helping the region continue to be an enviable place to live, play and do business.

Our main office is based right in the centre of the region, under the Maunga (mountain), in Whakaahurangi (Stratford).

We have 3 beautiful gardens; Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens. Many of our staff work on a daily basis around the region and we are a 35 minute commute from New Plymouth. This region allows you to have all the big city benefits whilst maintaining a rural lifestyle given the relatively quick ability to travel between our towns and the city.

Whakatakanga & Whanonga pono| Mission & Values

Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of our natural and physical resources, and advocating for the region’s best interests.

We are committed to providing a service first approach to the public and regional community, and in doing so aim to continue to better the quality of our performance while working safely, sustaining effective communication and teamwork, having the initiative and right to make mistakes, holding accountability for improvement, being results-driven, and holding high job satisfaction.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Wellness & Risk Adviser is responsible for working collaboratively and cohesively within the People & Wellness team to deliver the implementation and culture of best practice around health and safety and risk. This hands-on, operational role will be done by providing pragmatic, best practice information, advice and guidance to people leaders, staff and contractors on all aspects of health and safety and risk management policies and procedures.

This role is all about supporting the development and implementation of our wellness and health and safety strategies within the Taranaki Regional Council, while providing professional administrative support. You will empower health and safety representatives through support, advice and policy.

This position is a permanent full time role for a proactive, passionate individual, ready for a hands on role. If your focus is helping people we need you to join us and add value to our team. This role will be supported by the People and Wellness Manager.

Mōu | About you

We like to set people up for success so you’ll be a leading applicant if you have:

A level 6 qualification in Health and Safety or a tertiary qualification in Risk Management or Health and Safety.

At least 2 years’ experience in Health and Safety or in a field relevant to the specification of this role.

Experience and success in building and maintaining effective relationships and gaining the cooperation of a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

An ability to provide professional and administrative support for the wellness, health and safety and risk management frameworks.

Working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Excellent investigation skills, a willingness to explore 'thinking outside the box' and create pragmatic workable solutions.

What’s on offer?

Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work! We have a great People and Wellness team with many staff perks including:

Active social club

Flexible working options

Induction programmes for every new employee

Free car parking

Training opportunities within each role

However, the best part is working alongside fantastic people who are truly dedicated to the Taranaki region.

Interested? Here’s how to apply

Head on over to, https://trc.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Wellness-and-Risk-Adviser/Stratford/1566, fill out our application form and add your CV and cover letter. For any other questions please contact Karen Smylie, People and Wellness Manager on (06) 765 7127.

There is no closing date for this vacancy. Applications will remain open until a successful candidate is appointed and we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received sufficient, suitable applications. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply for this job, you must have the legal right to be able to work in New Zealand as we are currently not accredited to support applicants via the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).