Health and Safety Manager I New Zealand Police


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Safer People team based at PNHQ as the Health and Safety Manager.

H&S is one of five workstreams that collectively make up the Safer People team, focused on the holistic approach to safety, wellness and injury management for all employees across NZ Police. The team ethos being ‘fit for work, fit for life’, the team is dedicated to putting all employees at the centre of decision making when it comes to their safety and wellness. 

The purpose of the Manager: H&S is to set the strategic H&S direction for the organization, while driving a strong health and safety culture, providing strategic thought leadership, translating strategic intent into advice, plans, programmes of work and assurance to the Executive Leadership Team on all matters relating to safety and health hazard management. The Manager H&S is NZ Police’s’ technical expert on all H&S matters and will develop and implement strategy  and the framework throughout the organisation.

Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.


  • Thought leadership and strategic thinking 
  • Extensive leadership experience within the Health and Safety sector
  • Possess a collaborative style with a positive approach to stakeholder engagement
  • Live "Our Values" and lead "Our Business" aspirations 
  • Experience in, or a comprehensive understanding of health and safety is desirable but not critical.
  • Experience in relationship management and influencing at an Executive or senior level.
  • Solid understanding of Governance principles and practices.

If you are interested in finding out more or applying for this role, visit Careers at NZ Police. (external link)Any queries, please contact

Applications close on Thursday, 23 June 2022.