Health & Safety Manager

Epsom · Auckland

Diocesan is one of the top schools for girls in New Zealand against any comparison for academic results, sports, the arts and commitment to educating young women to make life long and effective contributions to the society in which they live. Parents are attracted to the sense of history and tradition of a school that began at the turn of the 20th century, dedicated to offering the “very best Scholarship” at a time when education for girls was a low priority. This edgy proposition in 1903 has been further extended by the succeeding Boards in terms of the facilities and the opportunities offered. Parents are also attracted by the commitment to educating the whole girl, encouraging her to be “more than she ever imagined” in whatever field of endeavour that may be.

Diocesan is set in Epsom, Auckland.  Diocesan’s purpose-built campus is designed to accommodate buildings, sports facilities and recreational areas on a relatively compact site while achieving a sense of space with landscaped gardens, courtyards and covered walkways.

Behind every great school is a great team of people.  We’d love you to join ours.  The health and safety of our 1650 students and 270 staff is non-negotiable for us and we are looking for a full time Health & Safety Manager who is passionate about safety and wants to contribute to our vision to ‘be more than you ever imagined’.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Health & Safety professional looking for their next challenge.  This role is responsible for providing H & S advice to school leaders, teachers and other staff – being a school, there are a number of potentially high-risk areas where the right advice, guidance and support is essential such as Outdoor Education, building maintenance, as well as classroom activities in subjects such as Science, Technology and Health & PE.   This role also has an integral part in the School’s emergency response and critical incident management. You would be continuing on our journey of ensuring we have best practice policies, procedures and systems in place.  Risk management, investigations, and ensuring compliance and audit requirements are met are all an essential part of this role.  You will have a team of passionate H & S representatives to support you in the delivery of this.

The person we are looking for will:

  • Be a passionate advocate for Health and Safety with a focus on keeping our students and staff safe.
  • Be skilled in developing strong relationships internally and externally, at all levels.
  • Comfortable in promoting a culture of health and safety through strong influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Stays calm in a crisis, continually thinking and planning ahead.
  • Have a formal qualification in Health & Safety, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing, implementing and managing H & S processes and systems.
  • Have in depth knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and industry best practice. Previous experience working in the education sector would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Experience in developing strategies to manage risk associated with Outdoor Education and the associated activities is desirable, but not essential.

Diocesan School for Girls is a place of academic, sporting and cultural excellence. We are a high performing independent Anglican School with girls who are motivated to learn. Our students have access to state of the art educational, performing arts and sporting facilities. Our staff have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities. Our school is a place of innovation and inspiration, where we help girls develop skills for the ever-changing world.

What can we offer?

  • Opportunities for professional development and growth
  • Access to fitness centre, pool and physiotherapist services
  • Covered staff car parking on site
  • Competitive remuneration

Sound like you? Please apply online via our link and send through your application by 5th December 2022. For further information about the role, please email Jocelyn Anso, Director of People and Culture on [email protected]

Applications closed Monday 5 December 2022