Senior Adviser, Health & Safety
Ministry for Primary Industries
Christchurch, NZ
4d ago

Job Description

About the Role Kōrero mō te tūranga

The Pest Management Group provides leadership for the pest management part of the biosecurity system and works in partnership with a wide range of organisations across New Zealand to reduce the spread and impact of established pests.

This position will work in the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme, a successful collaboration between central and local government, landowners, farmers, forestry owners, iwi, researchers and community trusts.

In this role you will deliver health and safety advice to programme partners, develop and implement effective health and safety practices in agreed areas to ensure legislative compliance, and lead health and safety practice and culture.

This requires the development of collaborative working relationships across the programme, Ministry for Primary Industries, and external partners.

Core responsibilities for the role :

  • Lead the delivery of new health and safety systems, policies and procedures
  • Provide technical support and coordinate programme participants in their management of Health & Safety.
  • Proactively identify and address risks and emerging issues which could impact on the Programme's ability to deliver.
  • Provide thought leadership and expertise.
  • Monitor and report on the operation and delivery of Safety and Wellbeing to ensure processes and systems are operating effectively.
  • Conduct a programme of health and safety checks to ensure legal compliance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • About You Mōu

    You will have the ability to develop collaborative partnership-based relationships and the skills to lead, guide and share expertise in health & safety across a programme of work.

    Our ideal candidate will offer :

  • Experience in developing and implementing safety and wellbeing processes, systems and solutions within large and complex organisations.
  • Working knowledge of H&S legislation and of good practice in safety and wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of business reporting and data management processes.
  • Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

    The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

    Ahurea - Culture

    We encourage a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workplace where difference is championed and we're an employer of choice because of it.

    We recruit, grow and retain talented, engaged and motivated employees who actively contribute towards an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued.

    To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

    Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua : - Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Parental leave ex-gratia payment
  • Flexible working - we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible
  • Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses / frames
  • See the benefits of working at MPI

    Salary range for this role is $92,073 to midpoint $108,321 depending on skills and experience

    How to Apply Me pēhea te tuku tono

    To view the position description and / or apply for the role please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB or visit the MPI Careers Site.

    For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

    To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

    For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact Amy.Hopkins

    Applications close Sunday 25th October 2020

    The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity.

    Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally.

    We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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