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Team Leader Workplace Health and Safety

Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson Marlborough Health - N17/493
Nelson Marlborough Health
  • An opportunity to lead workplace health and safety
  • Small, highly motivated team
  • You will be experienced in creating, growing and developing a positive safety culture
  • Full-time opportunity in Nelson


If you are looking for an opportunity to lead a Workplace Health and Safety function and be part of something special - dedicated to making a difference to our 2500+ employees then keep reading!

Reporting to the GM People and Capability, you will lead the strategic direction of Workplace Health and Safety across Nelson Marlborough Health. You will provide specialist advice and coaching on the management, implementation, evaluation and continual improvement of H&S strategy, policies, systems and processes across the organisation, to keep our people safe and well. You will be the GM's go to person on everything 'Health and Safety.'

We are looking for someone with a passion for workplace health and safety, an interest in challenging the status quo and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. While you will have relevant Health and Safety qualifications and experience within a complex organisation; critically you will have a track record, second to none, of creating a positive safety culture, where workplace health and safety becomes "just part of what we do on a daily basis." You may have experience in the health sector, however, this is not essential.

If you are proactive, engaging and motivated with a commitment to Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing and are up for the challenge, we would love to hear from you!

Whilst this role is based in Nelson, this position will require travel across the Nelson Marlborough district.

Applications are only accepted online, so to apply or to view the position description please go to our careers website

Appointment and ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record/police checks. This may include checks under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

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If you would like to know more, give Rachel Wells - GM People and Capability a call on 021 801 359.

Closing date: Tuesday, 19 December 2017.
Ref: N17/493.

Online application, CV and cover letter are required before your application can be processed.
Enquiries can be made to Human Resources Nelson telephone: 03 546 1274 or email

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