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Health and Safety Advisor, Linton Military Camp

NZ Defence Force
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Workplace Health and Safety
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
The Health and Safety Advisor provides advice and assistance to Linton Regional Support Centre (LRSC) dependency on the implementation and maintenance of effective health and safety management practices and assigned controls and minimise the burden of injuries, occupational illnesses and environmental pollution.
This position acts as one of the main points of contact for assigned units relating to safety, health and environmental pollution matters and to provide advice and guidance to all stakeholders (including Command, unit personnel, Unit Safety and Health Coordinators, lodger units, contractors and visitors) to coach, mentor and train personnel and to investigate accidents, hazard and incident reports as required.
What we need

We are seeking a person with significant and relevant occupational health and safety experience within a wide range of industrial workplaces.  This is a great opportunity to cement your OH&S career within a unique environment.  You are a solid practitioner who thrives on making a difference.

Key to your success in this role will be your ability to get out into the business and establish strong working relationships with both civilian and military personnel.  Being a confident and strong communicator you will be able to bring people on board with ease.

You will need to be self-motivating, adaptable and proactive in your approach.  In time you will be known as a go-to person for all things OH&S within your designated areas of the business.

We are seeking someone with a minimum of three years health and safety experience, preferably experience in the management of health and safety.  Understanding of a generalist support management role within the service delivery environment of a complex matrix organisation would be desirable, as would practical experience in hazard management and providing solutions to health and safety problems.  

A recent and relevant qualification for this role would preferably by in Occupational Health and Safety similar to Tertiary Diploma of Health and Safety (or equivalent).

Who we are
Linton Regional Support Centre (LRSC), in conjunction with other NZDF agencies and contractors, provides a range of customer focused, non-operational garrison support services to NZDF units.  Support services include but are not limited to logistic support to VIPs and visiting groups, co-ordination of key events/activities, management of training facilities and resources, provision of welfare services, and advice on safety and security.  LRSC also provides selected services and support to civilian agencies.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
Why Us

LRSC are a small and supportive team who are passionate about the work they do and how they contribute to the wider organisation.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contactBob Linton on (06) 351 9534. 
Applications close on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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