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Senior Programme Coordinator

NZ WorkSafe
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Job Description

  • Work on a range of interesting programmes and projects
  • Bring your excellent programme coordination expertise to the team
  • Exciting time to join a new growing team


WorkSafe New Zealand is the workplace health and safety regulator – we implement the Health and Safety at Work Act and our vision is that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.  We are charged with leading New Zealand to achieve healthy and safe workplaces by using an engagement, education and enforcement approach.  Now that the new Act is in place, WorkSafe needs to move to the next phase in its maturity.  To support this change we need to recruit new staff to increase capability in our research and evaluation, policy, and intelligence teams. We also need to build some new capability, especially in the education, engagement and programme management areas. 

The Programme Management Office (PMO) is a new business unit to WorkSafe and therefore it is important that it is established with high quality, transparent and consistent programme and project management common set of practices, principles, tools and templates. 

The Senior Programme Coordinator will support programme and project managers to coordinate, organise, plan, track and report on programme tasks. The Senior Programme Coordinator will also help implement project methodologies and consistent processes.  The Programme Coordinator will also assist with programme governance and meeting management, and provide general administration as required. The key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Working with the Programme and  Project managers to plan and track their programmes and  projects
  • Tracking and Monitoring risk & issue registers
  • Assisting with programme governance and meeting management including agendas, minutes, action taking and tracking
  • Support the programme and project managers with the reporting process
  • Provide an advanced level of administrative and coordination support to the Programme Managers and wider PMO team.


To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Experience working as a Programme / Project Coordinator, working with multiple managers
  • Working knowledge of project management processes and tools
  • Experience in developing and maintaining project risks and issues registers
  • Experience in project planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Experience in managing meetings including agendas, minutes, and recording and tracking of actions
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Ability to manage priorities, be highly organised and deliver tasks and milestones to time, quality and budget


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 Applications close on Sunday 4th December 2016