23 Oct 2020

Full-Time Senior Advisor – Health and Safety (Property)

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

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  • Permanent, full-time
  • Make a real difference by helping to lead and influence health and safety practices across the organisation and third-party providers

Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,100 schools with a book value of $18.3 billion, the largest payroll in the country, and transportation of over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

Our vision for school property is that all schools have quality learning environments as part of a well-managed and sustainable portfolio that helps deliver equitable and excellent outcomes for every child.

These challenges are underpinned by the delivery of strong health and safety practices.

About the role

This is a lead health and safety role to enable the Ministry of Education (Ministry) to positively influence health and safety performance across the property and construction contracting chains (internally and externally) to achieve high levels of capability and to meet legislative requirements.

You will operate within the EIS Health & Safety team who provide support, direction and delivery of the EIS H&S system and practice framework. You will work closely with the Manager – Health and Safety and other Health & Safety team Advisors for property, construction and school transport activities.

Your key priorities will include the following:

  • Providing high quality specialist practice advice to EIS staff, consultant support to service providers (where necessary) to help ensure all EIS activities meet the requirements for current and future legislation and regulatory requirements associated with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 plus associated Regulations, Codes of Practice and other guidance. This will include information in the form of fact sheets, checklists and processes
  • Development of processes that will support effective H&S practices across construction and property projects that will meet or exceed regulatory requirements
  • Incident management including reviews of notifications and undertaking analysis and identification of trends and priorities from incident investigations and audits. Verification that incident corrective actions are complete

Please note that there is further information in the attached Job Description.

About you

With a proven health and safety background relative to the construction and property sectors, you will have relevant experience and qualifications and a passion for providing high quality advice and practical solutions.

To be successful, you will have the following attributes:

  • Strong understanding and practical experience in applying H&S practices within a construction project environment
  • Balanced intelligence (IQ and EQ), capable of working in a fast-paced, group environment.
  • A calm demeanour and the ability to think operationally and tactically to deliver a high quality and standard of work.
  • The ability to influence all levels of management and staff and to have recognised ‘mana’ across all contracted service providers.
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm and desire to improve H&S practices and standards.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

How to Apply

Please review the Job Description attached and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the 'Apply Online' button. For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at 


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Job Categories: Construction / Trade Management. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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