Workplace Health and Safety Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/8111213
  • Job Title: Workplace Health and Safety Manager
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  • Summary:

Are you passionate about the wellbeing of employees and others and believe that everyone deserves to go home healthy and safe at the end of each working day? 

Based at the DHB in Lower Hutt, and with a multi-facetted and culturally diverse staff of around 2400, we are looking for a manager with excellent relationship management skills to coordinate the organisations workplace health and safety operations in partnership with our Board, Chief Executive, Executive Leadership Team, managers, staff, and unions. 

You’ll take a lead role in operationalising our health and safety strategy with the engagement and inclusion of our workforce, and you will keep health and safety matters front and centre with the support of managers, your team and our Health & Safety Reps.

The right person will have:

  • The enthusiasm and passion to drive continuous improvement
  • An inclusive, consultative and engaging style and way of working
  • An ability to train, upskill and share knowledge with others 
  • Proven capability in providing timely advice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Relevant qualifications and/ or experience within a large organisation
  • Thorough working knowledge of the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015, ACC, HSNO and Contractor Management requirements
  • Knowledge of the NZ state sector and some affinity with the health sector in particular.


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support. 


Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button or through our careers website:  Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 8111213-18 and job title in the subject line.