National Safety & Wellbeing Manager


Retail and Lifestyle

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Applications Close - End of Day: 09-02-2020


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Christchurch Location
  • Senior Influential Role
  • Lead Strategy & Culture 


Established in 1977, Ravensdown are a highly regarded, 100% farmer-owned co-operative.  Ravensdown attracts and supports over 670 staff to deliver on its mission – to enable smarter farming for a better New Zealand - Ka pūkekotia a Rongomātāne, ka poho kererū a Aotearoa.  A top-class employer offering more than your average company, Ravensdown provides their people with all they need to positively thrive. 

With a strong reputation, excellent staff engagement and robust financial performance, Ravensdown truly walks the talk when it comes to making a meaningful contribution to NZ’s prosperity. Reporting to the General Manager Culture and People and leading a small team, this senior specialist role will work with the organisation and its leaders to continually develop and embed the safety and wellbeing strategy and framework. With solid foundations already in place and a highly engaged and committed SLT/Board, you will continue to influence and drive a culture of wellbeing and safety that ensures effective management of fundamental risks, visible leadership, simplified systems and ownership across the organisation.

Candidates of interest will have a deep understanding of, and passion for, Safety-II and Wellbeing practices, will have successfully led cultural change in complex/high-risk environments, and likely have a background in agriculture, manufacturing or the heavy industry sector. With staff engaged in a range of roles, at various sites, across the spread of the country, you will be a collaborative and practical person with strong implementation skills, and the ability to navigate easily across Board, executive and operational levels.  You will possess the credibility, communication skills and strength of character to engage the support of managers, creating ownership of, and alignment with, the strategic plan. 

This critical role represents an opportunity to develop, implement and lead an enduring safety and wellness culture in an iconic and national organisation.

To apply in strict confidence now, click ‘Apply for this job’ or email your cover letter and CV to cvchc@sheffield.co.nz quoting 722072kea.  Applications close on 9 February 2020.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

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