Health and Safety Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 13-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2101004
  • Job Title: Health and Safety Manager
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What you will do

This position guides the management and oversight of Air Force Safety and Health outputs as a subject matter expert. You will be responsible to the Director and support Directorate of Air Force Safety and Health (DASH) activities at all levels to ensure they are able to be performed in line with NZDF policy and legislative and regulatory requirements with respect to safety in the workplace.

The Health & Safety Manager is responsible for the management and professional overview of the RNZAF Safety Management System (SMS), with the aim of enhancing safety best practice in policy, audit, assessment, education and training.

This position provides information, principally to senior command and specialist safety and health advisors, to all RNZAF bases including exercises and overseas deployments. This role is also responsible for the management of Safety Advisor, Safety Audit, Emergency Response and Safety Education positions as well as RNZAF Hazardous Substances test certifiers.

What we need

We are seeking a person with in depth knowledge of contemporary NZ workplace safety and health legislation and regulatory requirements. You will have knowledge of and experience in the development, implementation and management of a Safety Management System, including related policies and operational process documentation.

This experience enables you to conduct research into complex safety issues and provide accurate and informative reports and conduct safety investigations using ICAM methodology (or similar) to deliver associated reports.

You will bring a significant amount of experience in occupational safety and health management at a corporate level including strong leadership and team management skills.

Having excellent communication and interpersonal skills you can relate confidently to a wide range of people. These skills will aid you in developing and delivering relevant safety training and other presentations. You have great computer skills across the Microsoft Office suite.

In terms of qualifications we require a graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, or equivalent academic qualification.

Experience and/or qualifications in Hazardous Substances Class 2-9, professional certification with and membership of a recognised professional safety organisation and experience in an aviation environment is desirable.

Who we are

DASH supports the Chief of Air Force to protect every person – military and civilian – involved in the delivery of RNZAF capability, through the provision of professional safety and health advice, guidance and support.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Susie Barns on (09) 417 7705.

Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Monday 25 January 2021.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.