Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

Whānau Āwhina Plunket people are at the heart of what we do, our frontline kaimahi impact the lives of whānau from across Aotearoa on a day to day basis, providing reassurance and clinical advice in homes, clinics and in community settings.

We’re seeking the support of a positive and proactive Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor to join our team in a full-time permanent position. You can be based anywhere in New Zealand.


Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting our organisation to create a positive safety culture and promote the health and wellbeing of our employees. The Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Advisor will oversee and update the health and safety policies and procedures, providing guidance and support to kaimahi, and ensuring that Whānau Āwhina Plunket remains compliant with all relevant laws and regulations. This role will also focus on promoting the wellbeing of our people.

You will work closely with stakeholders at all levels to develop and implement effective health and safety programs, provide expert advice and guidance, and lead engaging training sessions.


He kōrero mōu | About you

We are looking for someone who is a great communicator, has a positive attitude, and is committed to making a difference. You will have a strong background in health and safety, with experience in stakeholder engagement, training and development, and the development of wellbeing initiatives.

You will also have/be:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in health and safety, wellbeing, or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a health and safety or wellbeing role, with a proven track record of developing and implementing effective programmes.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with data analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience in the effective management of significant health and safety incidents
  • Understanding of specific H&S risks associated with the primary health sector


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

If you’re seeking to work for an organisation that values improving society, join us at Whānau Āwhina Plunket. In line with our values, we believe in caring for our people, to support your wellbeing and ongoing professional growth.

  • The ability to schedule your mahi in a way that will support work and life balance
  • Various wellbeing schemes such as a Wellbeing day: use your one of your sick leave days to proactively protect your well being
  • Retail discounts


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

To view the position description or to apply for this role please refer to The salary range for this role is $70-75k. For further information please contact Nicola Knobel (Health, Safety and Risk Manager) on

Applications close 23 March 2023. Please note, we will process applications as they are received and may close this advert early if we find a suitable candidate.


Kotahi mano ngā rā hiki te oranga mo ngā whakatipuranga, i roto i  ngā  hapori 

In the first 1000 days setting the path of wellness in our communities, for generations to come

Whānau Āwhina Plunket is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of pēpi, tamariki and their whānau/family. We have committed to adopting a pro-equity approach where we give life to the Treaty principles of tino rangatiratanga, partnership, active protection, equity and options in our mahi/work to ensure healthy tamariki, confident whānau and connected communities. This journey is creating exciting career opportunities - If you would like to contribute to the important mahi we do, nau mai, haere mai.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: CIAL320876

Location: Northland, Waitemata , Auckland City , Counties Manukau , Waikato, Lakes, Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne - Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington-Wairarapa, Nelson-Marlborough, Otago, Southland, National Support Office, Auckland Region, Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 March 2023