Health and Safety Manager - Napier Works

Reference Number: 7685aa

Location: Napier

  • Napier Based
  • Busy Manufacturing Site
  • Member of the Management Team
  • Great Opportunity to get into a Well-Respected Company


About the Role

As a key member of the Works Management team, the Health and Safety Manager reports directly to the Works Manager and is responsible to lead the safety & wellbeing, hazardous substances and risk management for this busy 24/7 operation. Our Health and Safety Manager has been seconded for 18 months to another project, so we’re looking for an experienced and passionate health and safety professional, who’s looking for an opportunity to get into an awesome organisation.   

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership & expertise across the full range of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing portfolio
  • Work collaboratively with the management team to reach the operational goals
  • Building key stakeholder relationships on site to enhance the H&S culture
  • Improvement of H&S processes & systems, seeking opportunities to improve H&S performance
  • Collaboration with Ravensdown’s wider S&W network and companywide project work


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.  If you're keen to grow your career, there's no better place to nourish it than here.


Skills & Experience

  • A passion for Health & Safety and proven experience at a senior level.
  • An understanding of Safety Two principles, with demonstrable success leading H&S performance.
  • Being able to communicate with care, influence, with a strong customer focus & proven experience building trusting relationships with stakeholders e.g. staff, contractors, consultants, and community.
  • A track record working collaboratively, gaining buy-in and achieving outcomes.
  • Experience working in busy environments, preferably within heavy industry or manufacturing.  
  • Comprehensive understanding of the NZ H&S legislation, knowledge of hazardous substances regulations, an interest in ISO type systems, plus experience leading risk management processes.
  • A high level of verbal and written communication skills, including report writing.   



  • Great company culture
  • The management team is a supportive, experienced and high-functioning team
  • Attractive remuneration package 
  • Opportunities for training and development 
  • Strong pride and history within the workforce
  • Opportunity for involvement with projects across the wider Ravensdown business.


About the Company

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. 


To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 1 August 2021.  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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