Unit Safety Manager
- Part Time Role - 10 Hours Per Week
- Diverse and Challenging Hands On' Role
- Christchurch Based
Sumner Lifeboat Institution Inc is an incorporated society with charitable status. Operating dedicated rescue vessels since 1898, it is the oldest continuously operating lifeboat station in New Zealand, being crewed by volunteers from Sumner Village and the surrounding district ever since. The service has saved hundreds of lives and provided tons of thousands of volunteer hours since its inception, while never losing one of its own in the line of duty. Sumner Lifeboat prides itself on innovation, ensuring its equipment and methods are constantly being updated and reviewed to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Reporting to the Sumner Lifeboat President, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects of Health and Safety ensuring that every volunteer returns safely. This role will promote a positive and proactive safety culture, maintain safety procedures and hazard management and implement National, Regional and Unit Health & Safety policies where applicable. In addition, you will ensure all accidents and incidents are reported and assist the President with Health and Safety reporting for Board meetings.
This role will also:
- Ensure Sumner Lifeboat is meeting the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 and any other associated legislation
- Ensure Health and Safety training is adequate and remains up to date
- Lead Health and Safety meetings in conjunction with the President
- Ensure Sumner Lifeboat’s emergency plans and systems remain up to date and effective
To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience in a similar Health and Safety role, be confident in the application of relevant legislation and understand the importance of a positive Health and Safety culture. Additionally, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, an ability to problem solve, make sound decisions and work collaboratively with stakeholders. A continuous improvement mindset and your ability to build a positive culture will be integral to your success in this role. An understanding of the Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) is advantageous but not required.
If you feel you possess the above qualities and wish to apply for this opportunity, submit your cover letter and CV and click the ‘Apply’ button. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Nick Carter on 03 345 8764.
Applications for this role close 5pm Monday 1 November 2021