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Health and Safety Site Lead

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Workplace Health and Safety
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Job Description


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 Health & Safety Site Leads to join our operational teams working across the country. There are four fixed term roles available based in either Invercargill, Oamaru, Ashburton or Cambridge throgh until the end of June 2019.


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 Health and Safety Site Leads will be responsible for supporting health and safety at a number of field based operations across the country. This may include:

  • Risk management
  • Incident investigations
  • Developing and supporting safety plans
  • Site audits & inspections
  • Point of contact for all health and safety queries
  • Hazardous substance management
  • Contractor management and liaison


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
  • Procedure drafting
  • Safety observation assessments
  • Site work with multiple PCBUs
  • Fatigue and stress 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


*Please note in your cover letter which location is your preference.


Applications for this role close 19 June 2018. 

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