Senior Adviser Health & Safety Forestry | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - Senior Adviser Health & Safety Forestry.pdf (PDF, 191KB)
|Application Close Date:||19-Sep-2019|
- New position in the newly established Skills, Training and Workplace Safety team
- Improve and promote health and safety practices across the Forestry sector
- Join us at the forefront of forestry
Influential position where you can make a real difference partnering with the forestry sector.
About the Role│Kōrero mō te tūranga
As our Senior Adviser Health & Safety Forestry you will have a unique opportunity to improve and promote health and safety practices across the growing forestry sector in New Zealand. You will collaborate with industry and Government Agencies to support various programmes of work including designing and advising on health and safety strategies, leadership workshops, and certification growth. You will apply your health and safety expertise, input into the development of systems and develop and maintain relationships to promote a sector wide safety mind-set.
Our Skills, Training and Workplace Safety team has been created to support growing a strong, stable and reliable labour market which enables safe and rewarding lifetime careers in forestry, one of our forestry goals. The team will work alongside Industry stakeholders to understand issues and identify barriers that impact on the sector's ability to build capability, capacity and safety. This partnering will identify opportunities to share insights and solve problems to implement change and improve performance across the forestry sector.
Core responsibilities for the role:
- Apply expertise to improve health and safety processes and programmes within the forestry industry and Ministry for Primary Industries.
- Support the development of initiatives in the forestry sector – analyse data, identify trends and risk areas and provide advice.
- Partner with the sector to promote awareness and understanding of benefits of good safety practices.
- Provide insights on Health and Safety across forestry to assist with identifying opportunities for improvements
- Build and sustain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Building positive relationships across industry to share expertise, deliver initiatives, improve performance and bring about sectoral change requires a unique mix of skill and the drive for results.
To be successful in this role, you will offer:
- A relevant tertiary qualification and ideally an Occupational Safety & Health qualification.
- Proven capability in achieving Health & Safety performance improvement and experience leading cultural change within health and safety.
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
- Experience with risk management and implementation of mitigations.
- The ability to work in a complex work environment and deal with ambiguity
- Understanding of management policies relating to the Treaty Principles and the Crown's obligations to Maori under the Treaty of Waitangi, ideally.
This is an opportunity to work alongside the forestry sector of New Zealand and there will be travel required to achieve this. Preference is for this position to be based out of Rotorua, however we will accept applications from candidates outside the region.
About Te Uru Rākau
Forestry is one of our country's most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt. Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.
To find out more about Te Uru Rākau and what we do please click here.
Benefits of working at MPI│Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
- Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
- Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
- Flexible working
Salary range for this role is $91,162 to midpoint $107,249 depending on skills and experience.
To join a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career opportunities click on our link below!
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.
For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact Haidee.Wynands@mpi.govt.nz
Applications close 19 September
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.