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Health and Safety Business Partner


Health and Safety Business Partner
Hamilton, Christchurch or Auckland
Full Time, Permanent
$$$ Competitive Salary + Benefits

Shirley Parsons have partnered with a leading NZ meat producer, who are looking to appoint two newly created Health and Safety Business Partner roles. This dynamic and fast-moving business has operations stretching from Whangarei to Invercargill. Reporting to the National Health and Safety Manager, we’re on the hunt for two highly motivated and experienced individuals to take the business onto the next step of their safety journey.

Having previously worked in a high-risk environment, you’ll be a proven change agent, able to lead people and drive engagement. Ideally based in Hamilton, we can also consider applications from Christchurch, Auckland or Palmerston North. The role will require frequent national travel, as you build relationships with operational leaders and site teams.

Suitable candidates must have the right to work in New Zealand already in place.

Key responsibilities:

  • Partner with local sites and national operations to provide expert HSE advice and guidance
  • Drive best practice through close collaboration and engagement with operations
  • Provide a level of assurance, ensuring HSWA compliance, ISO retention and ACC certification
  • Mentor, support and train colleagues at all levels of the business
  • Work with the National Health and Safety Manager and H&S team to deliver the business wide safety plan, vision and goals
  • Review and monitor the development and implementation of site-level H&S Plans and KPIs, ensuring alignment to the broader group goals
  • Engage with the Regulator to build a robust and positive relationship
  • Implement and maintain effective reporting systems/processes
  • Identify H&S trends developing effective controls and remedial actions
  • Regular travel to sites throughout the country

The HS Business Partner will have: 

  • 5-10 years’ experience in Health and Safety with exposure to high-risk sectors
  • A pragmatic and modern approach to H&S Management
  • Outcome focused - able to drive change
  • Culturally aware and sensitive. Able to relate to a variety of people
  • Genuine team player and people leader
  • Strong relationships building and influencing skills
  • Relevant Health and Safety qualification
  • ISO experience desirable

About Shirley Parsons:

Shirley Parsons is a global Recruitment Consultancy with expertise in Health & Safety, Quality and Environment & Sustainability. The ANZ team partner with organisations across New Zealand, Australia and APAC to assist in finding top HSEQS professionals for their businesses.

Vacancy Reference: PR/000055
Vacancy Owner: Hannah Martinez | | (+61) 451 168 870