Senior Health / Safety Advisor – AUT University – Auckland

    Exciting and varied role across multi-campuses and disciplines!
    Work at New Zealand’s fastest growing University

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Senior Health and Safety Advisor to join AUT University. Reporting to the Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, this permanent role offers you the chance to influence significant culture change whilst extending your existing knowledge. You will join a relatively new and dynamic team during an exciting time where there is genuine university interest, engagement & motivation to improve its Health & Safety.

You will provide critical ongoing support and advice to AUT managers and staff. You will also create and present H&S training alongside strategic responsibilities assisting the Director to develop and implement H&S policies, procedures and systems.

What kind of person are we looking for?

Crucial – you must have a positive, engaging and open approach to work and be an outstanding relationship builder with great people skills! Excellent communication is key as is the ability to work flexibly as part of a great team. Experience and skills you’ll possess will include:

A minimum of 5 years’ experience within a Health and Safety leadership role, preferably within a large multi-site organisation
A relevant tertiary plus specialist qualification is desirable
Knowledge and understanding of NZ H&S legislation; including the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (including amendments), the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Legislation, NZ Fire Regulations and Building Act and other related legislation
An awareness of the new legislative framework being introduced into NZ in 2016
Proven skills in developing and implementing H&S strategy
Knowledge and experience in implementing and auditing H&S management systems
Training and workshop delivery skills
Reasonably strong IT skills

The role is based in the CBD but has the possibility of working on both the North Shore and South campuses each week as well. AUT offers a range of benefits including free study opportunities, as well as a personal fund for your continued professional development.

Don’t delay, take that next step in your career – apply today!

Closing Date: Sunday, 31st May 2015 at 11:55pm

Reference: 34524

Please Note: You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this position

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For more information about this position you can contact the AUT Human Resources Department on (09) 921 9995 or but please do not attempt to apply via email as your application will not be registered.