Safety Coordinator, New Zealand

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) is a national, not-for-profit, community-based organisation that is dedicated to involving volunteers and staff in conservation projects for the betterment of Aotearoa’s environment.  Each year we engage thousands of volunteers on meaningful conservation projects across the country as well as delivering training and employment programmes designed to create pathways into future employment in the conservation sector.  By becoming a member of the Conservation Volunteers team, you will be using your passion for conservation to enable this work to continue.

Safety Coordinator, New Zealand

Working with the Safety Manager, the Safety Coordinator plays an integral role in the national coordination and continual improvement of the Work Health and Safety Management System within New Zealand.

The Safety Coordinator is expected to work effectively with Senior and Regional Managers and field-based staff to achieve the organisational objectives of Conservation Volunteers and the WHS Strategic Plan.

The Safety Coordinator will be required to liaise regularly with staff at all levels in providing support, assistance and expertise in the achievement of safety management outcomes.

The position is based in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch or other location by negotiation and will require travel to project locations.

Some out of hour’s work is expected in this role, with Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) available to be taken in accordance with the TOIL policy.

The Safety Coordinator is directly accountable to the Safety Manager.


Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Full Driver’s licence
  • Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4 or higher) or equivalent experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels in both written and oral form
  • Ability to complete research and formulate reports and strategies for implementation in the organisation
  • Ability to investigate accidents and incidents and formulate preventative actions and reports
  • Ability to work with staff to develop WHS improvement strategies
  • Microsoft Office Skills

This position is full time, 12 month maximum term contract, location negotiable.

Applications for this job addressing the Key Selection Criteria (in the Safety Coordinator position description) and CV to be submitted via the application form below.

CVNZ is a Child Safe Organisation and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Māori, people with a disability, those who are gender-diverse or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.

Applications Close Date:  Sunday 05th December 2021

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Enquiries can be directed to the HR Coordinator by email [email protected].