Safety, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Safety, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

We have an opportunity for an energetic and highly motivated Safety and Wellbeing practitioner for a 6 month fixed term period to assist the Regional Safety and Wellbeing Coordinator in championing our safety, health and wellbeing framework.
• Role of influence
• Dunedin or Invercargill base
• Collegial and supportive team


Fire and Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established on 1 July 2017 under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2017. The role of our new organisation is to reduce unwanted fires, respond to structural and vegetation fires and other emergencies including motor vehicle crashes, medical emergencies, hazardous substance related incidents, natural disasters and support increased community resilience. 

The Safety, Health and Wellbeing team sits within the wider People Safety and Support team and is responsible for:

  • Assuring Fire & Emergency New Zealand meets its legislative and moral responsibility towards health, safety and wellbeing
  • Assuring that our practices mean that “Everyone Goes Home Safe and Well every time.” 
  • Identifying needs, and developing, implementing and evaluating programmes and services in collaboration with all our stakeholders, internal and external.    


About You

We are looking for a professional with the following skills and experience:

  • Sound knowledge and experience interpreting and advising on Safety, Health and Wellbeing legislation in particular the recent legislation
  • Relevant Safety and Health tertiary qualifications along with appropriate experience
  • Effective relationship management
  • Experience in partnering with different business levels and functions to coach, advise and influence best practice within a large complex organisation
  • A working knowledge of the Accredited Employer Programme or other Safety Management Systems.
  • Proven experience in relation to ACC Health and Safety Audits.
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations and conducting meetings and workshops.
  • Experience working in community focused volunteer-based, service driven organisation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


This role is suited to candidates who enjoy generalist health and safety, who value variety and can build productive working relationships with a broad range of people including our large volunteer work force.  Some forestry or operational firefighting experience would be advantageous.

No two days will be the same in this unique role so if you tick the boxes above, then we would love to see your application! Apply now!


For more information about this role please download a position desciption or email Brian Adams,