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Health & Safety Advisor

Apply now Job no: 502309
Work type: Permanent Full-time
Location: Auckland
Categories: Health & Safety

At Kmart, we are where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items and our vision is to make everyday living brighter for all our customers, every time and everywhere they shop with us. 

As New Zealand’s brightest retail star, we have experienced great success in recent times but for Kmart this is just the beginning of our exciting journey ahead! We have big plans in place to ensure we deliver our vision and significantly expand our business. With more new stores opening across New Zealand, the growth of our online business and expansion into new markets, we are on a mission to improve the Kmart shopping experience for all our customers, who are at the heart of everything we do. There has never been a more irresistible time to join Kmart!  

We currently have an opportunity available in our New Zealand support team for an experienced health and safety advisor to provide training and support to our retail stores’ environment. Representing New Zealand for national office Safety team, your primary function will be to provide strategic technical and functional expertise within safety management and reduce risks to the health and safety of team members. In addition to this, other key responsibilities of your role will include;

  • Conduct risk assessments and carry out investigations for serious/notifiable incidents
  • Provide high quality site inspections and identify risk in operations to then recommend solutions to stakeholders
  • Maintain quality of Solv reporting system and coordinate the health and rehabilitation program
  • Monitor and ensure completion of investigations by sites
  • Provide coaching to sites where required to achieve compliance and conduct sample auditing of sites to ensure legislative compliance

Primary purpose of this role is to increase the awareness, education and compliance of health and safety through our stores’ network and contribute to a reduction in the overall number of reported incidents. To be successful in securing this role, you will ideally possess the following skills and experience;

  • Formal qualifications in Workplace Health or Safety, Diploma in Auditing and/or Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or similar related tertiary qualifications)
  • Prior experience working within a multisite field-based health or safety role (those with experience working in big box retail will be considered highly favourable)
  • Experience within self-insured environment including audit involvement and preparation
  • Sound knowledge of relevant standards and legislation around duty of care
  • Advanced computer knowledge (Word – formatting and document creation. Excel – basic formulas, sorting, filtering and use of pivot tables. Online reporting systems – report generation, Devices – iOS familiarity)
  • Strong interpersonal communication and influencing skills combined with experience in the facilitation of safety learning
  • An ability to excel in an environment of high activity, competing priorities and time pressures

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Kmart and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic retail business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive. Your work environment will be highly collaborative, fast-paced and progressive, with no two days the same!

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


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