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18/256 Senior Advisor Health Safety and Wellbeing

Employer:
Department of Internal Affairs
Job Category:
Workplace Health and Safety
City/Town:
Wellington - Wellington
Region:
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
11-Jun-2018
Closing Date:
22-Jun-2018
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Job Description

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Information and Safety
Branch: Shared Services
Salary: $90,496 - $122,435

At the Department of Internal Affairs, our purpose is to serve and connect people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation. In other words, it's all about helping to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders.

The Senior Advisor, for Health, Safety and Wellbeing is responsible for providing advice on health, safety and wellness and developing, supporting and implementing fit for purpose health, safety and wellness strategies, policies and practices in agreed areas.

This position is specifically required to exercise a range of health, safety and wellness practitioner skills and expertise to support growing the capability of our people to enable a culture where health, safety and wellness is part of 'how we do things around here'.

The role sits within the Information and Safety Group and will report to the Manager Safety, Security and Risk and will work closely with the Principal Advisor, Health Safety and Wellbeing. The Information and Safety group is an exciting and interesting part of the Department and functions include Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Security, Risk, Privacy, Resilience, Recovery and Information Management.  DIA is a great Department to work for with a fun culture and full of diverse people and skills.

What you will do to contribute includes:

  • Contribute to a programme of action to monitor or lift health, safety and wellness performance standards to best practice models of health, safety and wellbeing management
  • Consult across the Department to gain input into the identification and prioritisation of initiatives/projects to be undertaken in health, safety and wellbeing and to incorporate this into the annual health, safety and wellbeing plan.
  • Provide advice to health and safety  committees in relation to their obligations, and systems and procedures
  • Support, and where required, carry out incident investigations to ensure they are openly and accurately reported and steps are taken to prevent recurrence
  • Utilise a high standard of health, safety and wellbeing practitioner skills to support the development and implementation of national initiatives to assist the Department to manage its risks as agreed in key areas of responsibility

What you will bring includes:

  • Proven experience in managing health, safety and wellbeing in a large, complex and high risk safety sensitive environment
  • Experience in running successful staff safety and wellness promotions and developing management strategies to implement these operationally
  • Experience in managing responses for staff support and rehabilitation from serious injuries and traumatic situations
  • A working understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Significant knowledge of, and experience in, delivering hands-on health and safety policy, procedures and systems, including data management and reporting

If this sounds like a challenge you would like to be involved in, and you are keen to be part of an evolving team, then we would very much like to hear from you.

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 22 June 2018
For more information please contact: Manisha Sinha (Personal Assistant) through manisha.sinha@dia.govt.nz
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