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Senior Adviser Safety and Wellbeing

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Workplace Health and Safety
Wellington City
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Job Description

The new safety legislation came into force in 2016 and with that the opportunity to positively change our workplace. At MPI we have a great culture and our commitment to the community is second to none. We have great people and we are determined that they will be safe from the beginning of every work day until the end. 


You can play a part in that. MPI has an internal Safety and Wellbeing Group. We are looking for a Senior Adviser – Safety and Wellbeing to join the team. This role is a permanent position.


While we are doing really well in the safety space that doesn't mean there is nothing left to be done. We are determined to lead the Sector and demonstrate excellence in this area. All we can promise is hard work but it will be incredibly interesting and there is the opportunity for you to make a sustainable difference.



The Safety and Wellbeing Advisers are responsible for implementing the Safety and Wellbeing plans within MPI. This includes devising, developing and delivering a range of initiatives in the safety space. You will also promote two-way communication with staff, stakeholders and the many communities with which we work.


Our Ideal Candidate

You will be someone who has energy, passion and ideas. You will have excellent communication skills and a strong ability to carry a discussion and lead engagement. You will be a person of exceptional character who can stand up as a role model to others with pride and confidence that comes from their own mana and a belief in MPI.


You will have a natural ability to solve problems, derive solutions and deliver success. You will need a sense of humour and while taking the role seriously not forget the realities of engagement. You will have tenacity and a personality that doesn't give up or get beaten down. 


In addition, you may have experience in the following areas:

  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Policy and/or procedure drafting
  • Report writing
  • Project management


If you think you have what it takes to be a role model for the safety and wellbeing of MPI's staff, 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 Koren Wilkinson at


Applications for this role close 4 March 2018.

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