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Senior Advisor Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Human resources, recruitment & training
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The Corporate Governance and Information Group (CGI) formed in 2015 as part of the re-shaping of MBIE's corporate functions. The CGI group was created as a result of “building a high performing MBIE” to provide expert support and advice to MBIE business groups. 

We are now looking to refresh and strengthen our capability within CGI by focusing on the key areas where we are best placed to optimise organisational performance.  This next phase of our journey will ensure that we are well positioned to support the wider MBIE in Growing New Zealand for All.


This position is responsible for providing expert advice on health, safety and wellness and implementing effective strategies, policies and practices in agreed areas.

Specifically, the functions of this position are to exercise a wide range of generalist health and safety practitioner skills and expertise to support the team to create and maintain a proactive health, safety and wellbeing culture.


Skills and experience required:

To be successful you will need to be able to demonstrate significant strength and experience in:

  • Managing health and safety in a complex and high-risk safety sensitive environment
  • A demonstrable knowledge and understanding of current health and safety legislation and relevant regulations
  • Successfully promoting staff safety and developing management strategies to implement these operationally
  • Working with teams in dispersed geographical locations
  • Undertaking inspections and audits and preparing reports for senior management to promote continuous improvement
  • Carrying out detailed accident/incident investigations and leading on the means of implementing lessons learned
  • The development, preparation and monitoring of service delivery performance measures and  reporting against these
  • Or a good understanding of  the ACC Partnership Programme including the standards required for auditing the programme
  • Delivering hands on health and safety policy, procedures and systems, including data management and reporting


MBIE works to better support, connect and strengthen businesses and Grow New Zealand for All. It backs New Zealand's talent, ideas and business enterprise through ensuring safe and fair workplaces, developing and supporting the science and innovation system, better supporting businesses and streamlining regulation. 


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Please e-mail Ellie Lockhart at if you have any further questions. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 20 September 2017.



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