Senior Advisor Safety and Wellbeing (Project)

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 15-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1430707
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Safety and Wellbeing (Project)
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  • Summary:

People may be surprised where MPI’s work takes our people – we operate across the country in a range of environments from paddocks, orchards, forest and oceans to airports, ports, transitional facilities and corporate offices.  Whether working over water, protecting our borders or traversing our country’s regions, the days are never dull.


MPI’s internal Safety and Wellbeing team is looking for someone to join our team to progress MPI’s critical risks work.  This person will engage with our branches and business units to analyse and report back on how MPI’s critical risks impact each area of the business.  This is a 12-month, fixed term role.


Purpose of the role

You will be engaging with stakeholders across MPI’s branches and business units to:

  • confirm and update activities where each risk may be present
  • identify who undertakes these activities and how they are carried out
  • confirm, update and provide feedback on existing controls
  • determine best practice and identify any areas for improvement or organisational consistency


Our ideal candidate

You do not need to have health and safety experience to be successful in this role.  What you will have are transferable skills – based on your experience as a Business Analyst or Policy Analyst for example – that you can use to engage stakeholders across MPI’s branches and business units in order to extract, collate and analyse information.


You will have:

  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong ability to carry a discussion and lead engagement with stakeholders
  • Strong report-writing skills
  • The ability to solve problems, derive solutions and deliver success within given timeframes


If you think you have what it takes, we want to hear from you!

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. 


If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Nick Goddard at


Applications for this role close Tuesday 26th of November.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.