Head of Workplace Health & Safety

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Seeking a fulfilling job? Become Head of Workplace Health & Safety in Newmarket with ABC NZ. Lead wellbeing initiatives in our care homes and retirement villages to make a real difference. Join our inclusive team today.

Job title
Head of Workplace Health & Safety
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Newmarket, Auckland
Human Resources & Recruitment
Full time


Subsidised Health Insurance + KiwiSaver
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Have you ever wanted a career with purpose?

Every day, in every way, we bring real heart to work. It’s what drives us to deliver our refreshingly different commitment to supporting the people who make a real difference in enriching the lives of our society’s most vulnerable. That is why we are seeking a Head of Workplace Health & Safety based in Newmarket, Auckland.  You’ll be part of an inclusive culture where you can make a difference while growing your career. With 40 care homes and 36 retirement villages across ABC NZ, you can make a true impact.

About the Role:

You will lead the Workplace Health & Safety function across ABC New Zealand by implementing and continuously improving the wellbeing, health and safety, and engagement of our people. You will be a confident, compassionate leader with the ability to build rapport across a variety of diverse stakeholders in New Zealand and the APAC team. As someone who can effectively utilise data to investigate root cause analysis and make recommendations to the business, you will lead the way forward to deliver Health & Safety services to ABC NZ.

Where You'll Make an Impact:

Own and drive the strategic Health & Safety plan to identify and focus on high priority areas.
Develop, improve, and maintain best fit and compliance frameworks, policies, systems, and processes.
Utilise your experience in running and managing construction site audit processes.
Drive prevention initiatives, incident management, root cause analysis, and reporting.
Partner with the broader APAC WHS team to develop initiatives and insights that drive better outcomes for employees and ABC.
Supporting, advising, and training on all wellbeing and health & safety matters in a senior-level capacity.
Manage complex incidents as required.
Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Reporting and analysis to improve performance, behaviour, and monitor outcomes.
Oversee ACC certification contracts and provide support for injury management and Return to Work at ABCNZ.

What About You:

You have a passion for leadership and workplace health & safety, with a collaborative, engaging, and empathetic communication style. You are customer-centric and outcomes-driven which enables you to work alongside stakeholders across the wider business.

Experience in the development and successful implementation of wellbeing, H&S strategies, frameworks, systems, processes, and policies.
Proven track record in delivering outcomes compliant with the latest NZ Health & Safety legislation.
Senior-level consultancy, advisory, or management experience in H&S in a large organisation.
Sound analytical, data-driven, and research skills to extract insights from information and provide an informed opinion on H&S risks and the adequacy of controls.
Proven ability to perform and deliver numerous projects, often under tight time constraints.
Strong relationship stakeholder management and influencing skills.
Experience in leading a team - this role oversees one Health & Safety specialist.
Ideal exposure to one of the following: clinical, health, construction, or high-risk environments.
ICAM investigator certified (preferred), or willingness to go through training.
Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline.
Lead the ABC values on a day-to-basis and be customer-centric oriented.

Extra Reasons to Belong:

This role is hybrid role where you will be based at our Newmarket, Auckland support office, with consideration to those also based in Wellington or Christchurch.
Fully subsidised Southern Cross health insurance to our eligible permanent NZ employees and a discount on insurance cover for eligible family members. Wellbeing discounts and advice, EAP counselling services, study support, and cultural leave.
Paid parental leave - in addition to standard parental leave, ABC offers 12 weeks of paid leave for primary carers and 2 weeks for secondary carers.
Refer-a-friend programme of $750 - $2,000.
Professional Development – in-house and external training and development.
Industry-competitive remuneration and benefits, and internal reward and recognition programmes. No matter who you are or where you come from, we encourage you to ‘Be You at ABC.’
An accredited employer with Immigration NZ that values its diverse employees. Fruit, snacks, tea, and coffee.

To express your interest, please submit an online application with your CV and we’ll reach out to chat about how you can progress your career with ABC.

Through vision, passion, and sheer hard work, we’re now New Zealand’s largest aged care and dementia care provider. As one of New Zealand’s leading healthcare organisations we employ more than 4,000 people: we’re brave, caring, and responsible. All united by one purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.

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