Chief Advisor Safety, Health and Wellbeing

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 18-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/CASHW
  • Job Title: Chief Advisor Safety, Health and Wellbeing
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  • Summary:
  • Understand and lead by expectation and example
  • Place the safety, health and wellbeing at the forefront of decision making
  • Lead ongoing change to establish and maintain a unified organisation
  • Contribute to the strategic leadership of Fire and Emergency

About Fire and Emergency New Zealand

For more than 150 years, fire service organisations have been at the heart of New Zealand communities. Our vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them.

Our 14,000+ personnel are based across New Zealand. We work closely with the public to reduce risk, improve readiness, respond to emergencies and help communities to recover from disaster. Our organisation is made up of career firefighters, volunteers, as well as people in specialist and support roles. The work we do is critically important and maintaining public trust and confidence is vital to the performance of our responsibilities.

We’re building a modern emergency management organisation with the structure, resources and skills to protect life, property and New Zealand’s unique environment. We’re now recruiting experienced people for key positions to join the organisation’s move towards a truly unified organisation.

The role

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are seeking a Chief Advisor Safety, Health and Wellbeing (SHW) reporting through to the DCE, People, this role will participate as a member of the newly established People Branch Leadership team and will contribute to the ongoing development and effectiveness of the Branch. This includes contributing to the overall leadership of the People Branch; participating in the development of Branch strategies, long and short-term priorities and working with peers to invest in the engagement, wellbeing and performance of Branch staff and teams.

The Chief Advisor Safety, Health and Wellbeing ensures that a SHW perspective is taken across all people groups, functions and activities at a strategic level. They provide leadership and a sound depth of subject matter expertise in relation to SHW legislation, trends and best practice and support the People Branch to deliver SHW strategies and initiatives across the organisation. The Chief Advisor will also be called on to provide strategic advice and support to members of the Executive Leadership team and the Board regarding wider organisational strategies that require a safety, health and wellbeing perspective.

About you:

  • You will have a tertiary qualification in a relevant health and safety discipline, ideally with previous experience in a strategic influencing role
  • Senior level experience of working in a collective and collaborative leadership environment
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant contemporary safety, health and wellbeing strategies, processes and trends in operational workplace environments
  • Proven capability in achieving SHW performance improvement and experience in influencing cultural change within SHW

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit contact Kirsty Brown – Senior Consultant on 04 499 9471 or

Applications close 5pm Monday, 9 March 2020.