Health, Safety and Wellbeing Expert

  • New Zealand
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

// The role

We’re seeking a Health, Safety and Wellbeing expert who will take a holistic view of the organisation’s health, safety, and wellbeing, and ensure that the appropriate programmes, policies, governance, and leadership arrangements are in place. You will apply an expert health and safety lens right across the organisation, from the strategy right through to implementation, ensuring that all elements for a highly developed and utterly complete health, safety and wellbeing process are in place.

This is a six-month fixed term position.

// About the organisation

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) investigates significant aviation, rail, and marine accidents and incidents with a view to avoiding similar occurrences in the future. Multi-disciplinary teams investigate and analyse the circumstances of these occurrences, supporting the Commission to consider the facts, and make findings and recommendations to improve transport safety, rather than to ascribe blame.

Skilled investigators, led by an Investigator in Charge attend accident sites, often in remote locations, to gather evidence for each particular investigation within these three transport modes.

The Commission has set a visionary goal of “No Repeat Accidents – Ever!”

// Skills and experience

We’re seeking a skilled practitioner who can work independently to run this piece of work, and be based in TAIC’s central Wellington office.

Ideally, you will have formal tertiary qualifications in workplace health and safety, professional membership registration, and HASANZ registration (or working toward it), and coaching/mentoring qualifications and/or experience.

In addition, you’ll:

  • have at least eight years of practical experience in delivering HSW programmes and initiatives
  • have a proven track record of developing and delivering HSW strategies and associated programmes of work
  • be up to date with contemporary thinking on wellness and psychosocial risk, policy, and strategy development
  • have the ability to assess complex health and safety issues and make informed decisions
  • have excellent communication abilities, in both written and oral presentation, and able to communicate the complex, as clear, easily digestible information
  • be well organised with a sound result orientation, and be very detailed and thorough and deliver to timeframes
  • have excellent relationship and interpersonal skills and be able to easily communicate with credibility at all levels, including the Board and Commissioners
  • have a high degree of professionalism and carry credibility in the health, safety, and wellbeing workspace.

It goes without saying that you’ll have very high attention to detail, be collaborative, able to take everyone along on the health, safety and wellbeing journey, and have the competence to lead and implement this work.

The TAIC team works in a dynamic environment and given the nature of their work, teams are deployed to accident sites, and they may at times be subject to traumatic scenes and evidential details.

// How to apply

If this sounds like the role that you can bring your Health, Safety and Wellbeing professional expertise to, apply now!

For more information and a detailed job description, please contact Jacaleen Williams at Talent International on 021 732 996.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 22 February 2024.

Please note: To be considered for this position, you must be a New Zealand Citizen or Resident, or currently hold rights to work for New Zealand.

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