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Business Improvement and Change Manager

Date: 12-Jan-2019

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


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Auckland Council has set a vision to become a leading organisation for health and safety by 2020. As per our recent charter, we put the health and safety of our people and the people of Auckland first.

We empower all people working at the council group to stop work and speak out if they see unsafe work practices, so we can build a safer workplace.  We recognise the importance of maintaining a work-life balance that supports our people to be their best.

We are a looking for a talented HSW Business Improvement and Change Manager to join us!


The opportunity

Reporting to the Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, you will manage, track and undertake (with help from the team) continuous improvement projects in Health and Safety, especially to change our system of work and practices to support engagement of our people and develop a proactive safety culture that will allow Auckland Council to become a leading organisation for Health & Safety.

You will contribute towards the HSW team’s high performance by providing professional, effective and efficient management of the governance and information systems and processes necessary to manage the HSW function

The role will look into the HSW technology space and through creative people centric solutions work with the team towards ‘safety differently’ methodologies to enable and engage our people to do safety.

You will build, promote and visibly champion a strong health, safety and wellbeing culture.

About you

You will have excellent influencing and relationship management skills, strong people management experience.

Highly innovative and systems savvy, you will bring significant project management/business improvement experience preferably in large complex organisation


A strong influencer and relationship builder, you will be solutions focussed and show evidence of driving continuous improvement. You will have well developed political acumen, be savvy and have the ability to engage with a wide range of people in a busy and complex environment. Strong written and oral communication skills are a key component as well as business and financial management skills. You will be a change agent with experience of implementing health and safety to effect and reinforce culture change


Health & Safety knowledge would eb advantage but not essential however business improvement background  is essential alongside agile experience and continuous improvement.

What we offer


In return, you will receive a competitive salary and have the chance to join a diverse and high performing team that is committed to providing a safe working environment and ensuring that everyone gets home safe.


You will be joining a talented, refreshed team of H&S practitioners who together support one of the most operationally complex environments in the country.

If this sounds like your next move, please get in touch. For a confidential chat, please contact Rennie Sharma, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close 27th January 2019.


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



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