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Manager Health, Safety and Wellbeing

NZ WorkSafe
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Job Description

  • Deliver and support the internal Health, Safety and Wellbeing framework
  • The opportunity to make your mark
  • Permanent / Wellington.  Start in the new year

WorkSafe New Zealand, Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa, is seeking an experienced Manager Health, Safety and Wellbeing to lead the implementation of our internal framework. The role reports to the General Manager, People, Culture and Safety and works closely with their colleagues in implementing the People, Culture and Safety strategy and initiatives.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the implementation of an overarching Health, Safety and Wellbeing framework and ensure that WorkSafe has the practices and culture that support a positive employee experience. The successful candidate will work with a wide range of people within WorkSafe, across multiple sites in New Zealand, to be credible at Board level and able to effectively engage with Union (PSA) members.  They will also be expected to be an active participant in the Government Health and Safety Lead Network and active in opportunities to influence wider system change.


  • Link the roadmap for WorkSafe's practices and culture with our strategic goals, reflecting our character and values
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to lead the development and delivery of an overarching internal health and safety framework
  • Review and sustain health and safety systems and processes, including the integration of critical risk management and control
  • Monitor and report performance, including reporting up to Board level
  • Provide subject matter expertise and advice, including in the area of psycho-social harm
  • Foster worker engagement, participation and representation and provide solid guidance and support to Health and Safety Committees
  • Be an active contributor and participate in the Government Health and Safety Lead Network and represent WorkSafe as required in external forums.
  • Support diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure the needs of a diverse workforce are met

Skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Health and Safety or similar
  • Proven experience in leading health and safety focussed cultural change in a multi-site organisation
  • Solid experience developing risk management frameworks, as well as working with external audit systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a range of stakeholders
  • Strong ability to prioritise and highly outcome focussed
  • Can-do attitude, with an energetic and dynamic nature

About WorkSafe

WorkSafe New Zealand, Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa, is the primary workplace health and safety regulator – our vision is that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.  Alongside other regulators we lead New Zealand to achieve healthy and safe workplaces through engagement, education and enforcement.

We offer a range of benefits, including life, trauma and income protection insurance packages, discounts on health insurance and eye care and learning and development opportunities.

For further information please contact with any queries.

To find out more about WorkSafe New Zealand go to

Applications close on 17 November 2019.

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