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Principal Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
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Workplace Health and Safety
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About the group

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the Government's lead advisor on housing and urban development and will deliver the Government's programme to address homelessness, increase public and private housing supply, make existing homes warmer and healthier, make housing affordable for people to rent and buy, and lead quality urban development strategies to create thriving communities.

About the role

This is a newly established, hands on role within the People and Culture team, focused on implementing our safety and wellbeing programme of work. You will be responsible for developing, consulting, publishing and reviewing policies and procedures in line with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

You will also support the Safety and Wellbeing Representatives, Committee and the SLT to approve, monitor and report on safety and wellbeing objectives, provide advice and lead programmes of work and maintain the safety and wellbeing framework and management system.

About you

You will have extensive experience in health and safety management and will be comfortable with the hands on requirements that come from a sole charge position. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and convey complex information effectively.

Your background will include:

  • Strong technical knowledge in a range of specialist health, safety and rehabilitation areas
  • Proven track record of implementing safety and wellbeing programmes of work
  • Strong written ability with extensive experience writing and implementing policies
  • Experience working with and leading engagement groups
  • Demonstrated ability to compile detailed technical written reports
  • Ability to use strategic thinking to identify what is important for the management of safety and wellbeing risks
  • Extensive knowledge of risk management principles
  • Comfortable working within an ambiguous environment
  • Knowledge and experience of incident investigation, rehabilitation and reporting.

What to do next

This is an exciting time to be part of a new Ministry with a people focused mandate where you will be part of a team making a positive difference in the community. If this looks like your next career move, then please apply now below. For any confidential enquires please feel free to contact Rachael at Applications close Friday 19th July 2019.

Please note, you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.

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