Health & Safety Advisor | The Salvation Army

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Health & Safety Advisor

  • Full time permanent position
  • Based in Cuba Street, Te Aro Wellington
  • Join a stable heritage NZ charity

The Salvation Army - Te Ope Whakaora is a world-wide evangelical Christian church and human service.  We have built a trusted brand over 135 years that assists over 140,000 New Zealanders every year providing spiritual support and a wide range of community services such as food banks, family stores, early childhood centres, hostels, addiction treatment centres and a hospice.  Behind services we provide in the community, are teams of people providing professional services to the organisation, ranging from Payroll, Finance, IT, HR and others.

Our values underpin our approach to the services we provide and our mission of caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

We are looking for a Health & Safety Advisor to join our HR team of professional practitioners based at our head office who are committed to providing a high quality responsive service to our employees, volunteers, managers and Officers (church pastors). 

As we are a diverse organisation where no two days are the same.  You will have the opportunity to interact with different business units across New Zealand engaging with some of our 3,000 workers, supporting a wide range of health and safety initiatives.

Having a pragmatic approach, you will provide timely and quality advice to our managers and officers, offering them good practical solutions to health and safety concerns.

This is an exciting time to join The Salvation Army and is a newly established position to help with our new project focussed on upskilling our workforce and implementing a new software package.

We are looking for a candidate who has proven experience working in Health & Safety.  You will be a self starter with loads of initiative and bring a continuous improvement approach to your work.

You will have the ability to identify training needs, develop and conduct in-house training of our employees and managers and assist them in order to grow their awareness capability and skills in all things health and safety.

The successful candidate will have proven skills and experience:

  • Solid experience in New Zealand with a comprehensive understanding of New Zealand legislation;
  • Make recommendations to H&S policies/procedures based on H&S legislation and regulations and imbed these into practice;
  • Produce H&S data  graphs, reports & spreadsheets;
  • Conduct H&S risk assessments, rehabilitation, incident reporting and task specific risks controls including; 
  • Lead or support investigations as required;
  • Chair local H&S Meetings;
  • Ability to build rapport quickly and form relationships with ease;
  • A proactive solution focussed approach to problem solving, a practical approach and ability to identify creative solutions;
  • Well organised, can prioritise work;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Great attention to detail, including timely accurate detailed notes.

Joining a very supportive team, you will work collaboratively with your colleagues by way of sharing knowledge, experiences and ideas to achieve desired goals and outcomes for the organisation.  

In return, you will be offered a competitive salary, nice modern workplace and a role that will provide growth and development.

If you have a genuine desire and are passionate about providing best practice service to improve the quality of our health and safety standards for our people, then please apply.

Please note, only candidates who are legally eligible to work in New Zealand (either a NZ resident or with a current valid NZ work visa) will be considered. 

Applications close: Sunday 2nd February 2020

Please email your CV (including referee names) and covering letter along with a completed application form to Bruce Wall at  Our application form can be downloaded from:

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The Salvation Army is a world-wide evangelical christian church and human service provider.  It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society - all through the love of God shown through Jesus.  The successful appointee should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.