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Manager, Health and Safety

Ministry of Health
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Job Description

  • Seeking a superstar Health and Safety professional
  • Permanent, full time
  • Great Wellington location close to transport links


Join the Ministry of Health as our new Manager, Health and Safety and help us embed and further improve our Health & Safety vision, initiatives and culture through Ministry-wide engagement, collaboration and innovation.   


We have a kaitiaki role across the Ministry – protecting and looking after our organisation so we have great people, processes and technology.


The Manager Health and Safety is a senior practitioner responsible for providing strategic and operational health and safety expertise that will help facilitate our employees' safety and wellbeing.


Working closely with the Group Manager, Operations and managing the Advisor Health and Safety, this is a critical role and will provide leadership and guidance to various stakeholders including the Executive Leadership Team, and Health and Safety committees to develop, implement, and champion the programme outcomes across the Ministry.


To be successful in this role you will have the following skills & experience:

  • Significant strategic and operational experience in a senior Health & Safety role
  • Demonstrated capability managing, coaching and mentoring staff
  • Experience delivering Health & Safety training across all levels of an organisation
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Qualified SafePlus assessor or the ability to achieve without further training or experience
  • Proven experience delivering policy or strategic advice at a senior level in a public sector organisation
  • Have participated in and/or led implementing health and safety best practice across a large, multi-office organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to working on national projects and within governance structures
  • You will be an effective relationship manager and an engaging communicator who had deliver complex issues in a simplistic way to meet the needs of your audiences
  • Knowledge of the ACC Accredited Employers programme and experience in the audit process
  • Demonstrable ability to influence at a senior level


If you think you've got what we're looking for, apply online today!


As kaitiaki of our health and disability system, the Ministry of Health is here to ensure all New Zealanders are being well served – and that work is incredibly rewarding.


To ensure we can deliver on the Government's priorities and wellbeing goals and make Aotearoa New Zealand's health system more equitable, we've made some organisational changes to ensure we have the right structures, capability and culture.


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at For further information, contact  

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on Sunday, 17 November 2019.


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

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