<< Back to Search Results

Senior Advisor Health and Safety, Permanent, Full time, Wellington

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Workplace Health and Safety
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
File Attachment:
File Links:
Employer Website:

Job Description

Senior Advisor Health and Safety, Permanent, Full time, Wellington


  • Strengthen the Ministry's Health and Safety Culture
  • Manage a range of innovative programmes
  • Influence across the organisation


At the Ministry of Social Development we serve over a million people, through more than 160 centres across the country, working to achieve a sustainable and prosperous future for all New Zealanders. Our broad-reaching services present a number of opportunities and challenges for health, safety and security and needs a highly effective and creative advisory function, so all staff and clients have access to a safe and secure working environment.


As the Senior Health and Safety Advisor, you will be the subject matter expert on all aspects of health and safety, as well lead the design, development and implementation of policies and strategies to ensure they are relevant, fit-for-purpose, and effective. You will be the person the Regional HSS Advisors and MSD managers will come to when they need specialist advice or guidance. You will also be responsible for overseeing health and safety compliance and education.


You will take ownership for designing, developing and implementing health and safety tools and frameworks, implementing measures, and assisting in the development of health and safety programmes for all staff. 


There will be numerous opportunities for innovation and improvement, but your success will depend on your relationship-building skills and your ability to influence across the organisation. You will have credibility as a health and safety practitioner, ideally with relevant tertiary qualifications, and have good organizational and project management skills.


If this sounds like you have a look at our position description and please apply!


We are looking at appointing at up to $105,000 based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.


If you would like to know more about this role, please send an email to Paul Feary on


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the requirements of this job.


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at 


Internal MSD employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


External candidates – (including Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at


Closing date: 25 August 2019

Apply To:

<< Back to Search Results