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Occupational Health and Safety Business Partner (VID: 6466)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Occupational Health and Safety - Occupational Health PN
Position Type: Management
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 9/10/2022
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date. Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!
To comply with the current COVID-19 Health Order, MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.


We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and committed Health and Safety Professional to join our dedicated Occupational Health and Safety team and partner with the wider operational teams. The position is 40 hours a week and will be based in Palmerston North with responsibilities across the MidCentral (District) region.  The position is expected to function at both operational and system level.

Applicants should have a relevant Occupational Health and Safety qualification. Experience in working within the health sector would be an advantage.  An exciting programme of work to enhance infrastructure of our hospital means that some experience with H&S provisions related to building, construction or manufacturing would be a distinct advantage. 

The Occupational Health and Safety team provides occupational and environmental health support to approximately 3,000 employees.  You will be a sole operator, working with a small multidisciplinary (Occupational Health) team to provide regulatory, compliance and legislative advice and support across this staff group.  

You will primarily be responsible for ensuring that our health and safety systems comply with organisational and legislative requirements. To achieve this you will promote health and safety practice that meets legislative requirements, lead and co-ordinate audits, develop and implement required policy and procedure using a continuous quality improvement approach. A strong business partnership approach with Human Resources and other managers and leadership roles is fundamental to the success of this position.

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, apply on-line now or for further information please contact: Keyur Anjaria GM People and Culture (

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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