Psychosocial Health Lead

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Technical Specialist
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 30-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: WKS/1412565A
  • Job Title: Psychosocial Health Lead
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  • Summary:
  • Lead our response to psychosocial harm at work
  • Develop operational delivery strategy and build a team to deliver
  • Competitive salary range (from $137,000) with insurance packages

Our vision is that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.  As part of our mission to transform New Zealand’s health and safety performance, we have an opportunity for a leader to develop and deliver our response to psychosocial harm at work.

As Psychosocial Health Lead, you will combine strategic, practice, and operational leadership to set-up the service for WorkSafe. 

Additionally, you will:

  • provide national leadership to develop and coordinate psychosocial harm prevention strategies and operational initiatives
  • provide technical and expert advice for WorkSafe’s own internal programmes
  • build/lead a future team in the set-up of a range of services including (but not limited to) delivery of interventions, programmes, internal and external advice, and innovation on psychosocial hazards in the workplace

To be successful in this role, you’ll have:

  • A current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • A post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline e.g. clinical psychology, organisational behaviour/organisational psychology
  • In-depth knowledge of workplace mental health, psychosocial hazards, and in particular work-related health challenges and opportunities
  • Regulatory or health related experience, and an understanding of regulatory decision-making
  • Experience in leading or being part of setting up a service
  • The ability to lead through change, motivate, influence, and inspire others
  • The ability to build and maintain positive relationships; and work constructively and collaboratively with others
  • Strong self-management, and well-developed planning and organising skills

About WorkSafe

WorkSafe is New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator. Our Chief Executive Phil Parkes leads over 550 staff based across New Zealand, who are working to lift health and safety performance.

The Psychosocial Health Lead is part of the Health and Technical Services team which consists of experts from a range of specialities, including asbestos, hazardous substances, work-related health, engineering, permitting, and more.

Benefits at WorkSafe

We offer a competitive salary range ($137,268 ​to $183,024), KiwiSaver additional to your base salary, free life, trauma and income protection insurance packages (dependant on base salary), four weeks annual leave plus three days WorkSafe leave, career and professional development opportunities, and flexible work options.  

How to apply

Click the apply button, complete the application form, and attach your CV and cover letter. You can find out more about this role by emailing

Applications close Sunday 23rd February 2020.