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Health & Safety Lead

Date: 12-Jan-2019

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Be a part of our Community Facilities H&S Team
  • Showcase your H&S skills and experience
  • Help lead H&S for Community Facilities and the wider council group

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Community Facilities provides world-class open space and building facilities that are financially considered and deliver on Auckland's expectations and aspirations. As kaitiaki (guardian) of facilities, we have an important role in facilitating the wider social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes that promote the wellbeing of our communities.

The Health and Safety (H&S) Lead is a pivotal role that critically supports and advises on health and safety management across Community Facilities at all levels. This includes liaising with a number of different partners, both internally and externally, such as contractors. Reporting to the Manager Health & Safety you will be responsible for educating our people and the wider H&S team within Community Facilities on integrating best practice into day to day work activities with a business focussed, problem-solving approach. You will be seeking to establish yourself as a ‘best in class’ HSE Practitioner working towards a ‘safety differently approach’. Your duties will include building safety capability through targeted training, coaching and mentoring, best practice risk-based system development and implementation, contract management from setup through to and including post-project feedback alongside continuing learning and development, information dissemination, audit coordination and being involved in continuous improvement programmes.

He kōrero mōu: About you

With 7+ years’ experience in H&S within a medium to large public sector, corporate, industrial or construction environment, you will also have demonstrated skills and experience in the implementation and monitoring of H&S management systems, inspections, audits, incident and accident investigations, hazard identification and risk assessments, subcontractor management and standard operating procedures.

To be successful in this role this role you will bring proven experience in supporting the resolution of H&S issues and a working knowledge of the Accident Compensation Corporation in addition to SafePlus accreditation. Alongside a tertiary qualification in H&S (or similar – minimum HSW International Certificate) and a Graduate membership in NZISM or (or international equivalent), you will have excellent knowledge of NZ H&S legislation and in-depth knowledge of H&S best practice as well as AS/NZS 4801, 45001 or other relevant standards (ISO45001).

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

We will offer you a career enhancing opportunity, competitive remuneration and to be part of Auckland’s meaningful history. At the forefront of our community developments, you will be part of a team that is dynamic and passionate about what we do. You will play an important part in our Community Facilities department across Auckland Council. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday; you will have some flexibility with how those hours are set.

If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to facilitate making tangible and visible improvements to our environment, then join us. Apply today (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV. If you are an internal candidate (not a temp or contractor), please apply via Tupu.

Applications close Tuesday, 29 January 2019. 

However, due to the critical nature of the role we will be assessing applications as they are received.

You will be required to have a valid NZ driver's licence due to the nature of the position where you will be required to regularly travel to various Community Facility sites across the Auckland region.

This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug & alcohol testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.