Senior Advisor Health and Safety

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Safety and Wellbeing
  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 04-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1453942
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Health and Safety
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  • Summary:
  • Central Region – Hamilton
  • Permanent full time role

The Department of Corrections runs New Zealand’s correction system. It has over 9,000 staff handling the management of 10,500 prisoners and more than 30,000 community-based offenders. Health, safety and wellbeing are integral parts of all that we do and we have a clear vision to ensure that everyone goes home safe, every single day.

About the role | Mō te tūnga

This position is responsible for assisting the National Manager Business Partnering by providing strategic and operational health and safety (H&S) support and developing and implementing effective health, safety and wellness strategies, policies and practices in their region.

About you | Mōu – As a Senior Adviser Health and Safety, you will:

  • Provide a high standard of strategic and operational advice to key Regional Stakeholders.
  • Deliver a range of expert H&S services to support and empower managers and staff.
  • Lead continual improvement and best practice in all key H&S tasks.
  • Drive  a proactive H&S culture by empowering H&S and safety outcomes.

This is a role with huge scope to guide strategic change in an organisation with unique health and safety challenges. 

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum 5 years experience working in a significant risk environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of H&S legislation and pan-industry best-practice.
  • Strong relationship building skills across teams and various organisational levels, influencing and problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to coach and educate others with demonstrated success in motivating and promoting behavioural change.
  • Ability to conduct system audits positively using nationally recognised methodologies.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Experience in delivery of health and safety systems including risk management, incident management, and learning reviews in a significant risk environment.

Other Requirements

  • A current driver licence is required
  • Some travel will be required

The salary range for this role is $91,953 to $129,816. Appointment will be based on skills and experience relevant to the role.

To view the position description please click “APPLY NOW” or visit our careers website. Please note: Applications close at 11:30 pm Thursday 19 of March 2020. We will endeavour to contact you within two weeks of the closing date regarding the status of your application, however in some cases this may take a little longer.

If you would like further information, please contact Daniza Galinovic at  or APPLY NOW with a cover letter and your CV.  We’d love to hear from you!

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered.

About us | Mō mātou

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at