Lead Instructor Health & Safety at NZ Defence Force, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō te tūnga | About the role
You will be responsible for leading the delivery of health and safety training throughout the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). This role is focused on producing quality training and delivering this in a consistent manner to civilian (non-uniformed) and military members at Defence locations throughout New Zealand.
This role is also responsible for:
- Creating, editing, and analysing course material in order to ensure the training being delivered is current, relevant and fit-for-purpose;
- Managing the Safety Training Instructor(s) and engaging with associated service providers to ensure effective administration of courses;
- Identifying and encouraging personnel that show interest and competence for future health and safety responsibilities; and
- Ensuring authorisations and qualifications obtained are recorded within appropriate NZDF systems and records.
Please Note: This role will require travel across New Zealand to NZDF camps and bases. The formal title for this role within NZDF is Safety Training Lead Instructor.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience
We are looking for someone to build relationships and establish a foundation for this small team to succeed. You will be provided with the strategic overview and deliverables and be required to create the operational solutions.
In order to do this, you will have:
- 4+ years' instructor or training role experience where you have led and developed training programmes (individual and group training);
- 2+ years' experience as a Health and Safety practitioner or Health and Safety trainer;
- An ability to facilitate effective learning for personnel with different learning styles;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain complex concepts; and
- A proven ability to use innovation and critical thinking to challenge work group/workplace norms in order to ensure a safe working environment.
Ideally, you will have some working knowledge of the NZDF and the variety of stakeholders you will be engaging with.
Mō mātou | About Us
The Directorate of Safety (DoS) manages an integrated, risk-based Safety Management System (SMS) that promotes the NZDF's values, and enhances combat capability. The Directorate of Safety meets its essential responsibility to provide safety risk management and assurance support by providing staff focussed on strategic safety policy development, safety business intelligence analysis, and an ability to promote safety in the workplace through promotion, training and engagement. The Directorate also has a leadership function in health and safety delivery within Defence; requiring a “technical control” relationship between the Directorate, worthiness authorities, and single-Service health and safety agents. A key element of the Directorate's work involves change management within the organisation in a bid to maximise successful implementation of the SMS.
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.
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
- Great benefits for you and your family;
- 5 weeks annual leave per year;
- New team with green fields approach;
- Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply, please use the links on this page.
For further information, contact Kelvin Read 027 326 4750 during business hours.
- Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.
- If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.
- Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in roles in Defence Areas within the Auckland region. We are currently reviewing our Vaccination policy covering civilian employees outside of the Auckland region and will liaise with successful candidates about our policy prior to commencement.
Applications close on Tuesday 5 July 2022.
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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Defence Force|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Defence, corrections & security|
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