Senior Advisor HSS Policy

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 14-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1433144
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor HSS Policy
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  • Summary:

Senior Advisor Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Policy


About the role: 

You don’t need to have in-depth experience working in HSS because we will teach you the nuts and bolts in return for your policy prowess! The most important aspects of this role are the ability to write plain English policies, to build strong networks and relationships and be able to juggle multiple tasks with quick turnarounds.


What you will bring to the role:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (and/or equivalent experience)
  • Experience in health, safety and security in the public sector or a large and complex national organisation (preferable but not essential)
  • Proven experience in assessing the impact of external policy and legislation on operational policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience in the analysis, design and implementation of operational policies
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of strategy and business performance to drive the continuous enhancement of operational policies
  • Highly developed policy analysis and design skills and a demonstrated commitment to developing and maintaining specialist skills and knowledge in own area of expertise
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Outstanding relationship building and networking skills
  • The ability to influence and build relationships at all levels internally and externally
  • Experience working in a complex and politically sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with peers and other key stakeholders to achieve shared outcomes.


What we offer:

  • A close and engaging team and a fun environment
  • Flexible work options (hours and location)
  • The opportunity to grow your career
  • We lead wellbeing for the Ministry and take our staff wellbeing seriously
  • Basically, the benefits of working with us go beyond the norm so come and find out more!


About MSD 

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector. MSD provides policy advice, and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities.  We work directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.


About the Team

The Health, Safety and Security (HSS) group supports our managers and staff to put health, safety, security and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. We lead the development of HSS strategy and operational policy and are responsible for the design, development and deployment of programmes and initiatives that support and strengthen our HSS culture, as well as providing technical expertise and support to frontline teams and health and safety committees.


We are a small and close team who support and care for each other and love to have fun.


How to Apply

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form. Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.  All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications close 27 November 2019