Full-Time Policy Analyst, Health and Safety
The Health and Safety Policy Analyst is a member of a small and supportive team led by the Policy Director that works closely with other parts of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi (CTU). The Policy Team is a key part of the CTU’s advocacy efforts as an organisation to improve the lives of working people in New Zealand, covering many policy areas
This position will work in the Policy Team, specialising in workplace Health and Safety, including the implementation of the Workplace Health and Safety reforms being carried out by the government following recommendations by the Pike River Royal Commission and the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety. The implementation of the reforms represents a major and complex programme of work from the CTU and affiliated unions which has several workstreams.
The Policy Analyst, Health and Safety, conducts research and provides expertise and information for policy development and campaigns on the health and safety of working people, working closely with other members of the Policy Team, other staff and officers at the CTU and with affiliated unions. The role requires meeting and working with government officials, Ministers and business representatives; developing submissions; training; union involvement in the development and review of regulations, codes of practice and guidance material; providing advice to affiliates and government; inter-union activities and collaboration; working with other groups; and advocacy. This work contributes to the implementation of the Workplace Health and Safety reforms and to the CTU’s own capability in Workplace Health and Safety.
The Policy Analyst, Health and Safety should have knowledge and experience in workplace health and safety issues, including the current New Zealand regulatory environment for these matters. They should be confident and capable in coherently presenting complex ideas and positions to diverse groups and demonstrate the ability to maintain relationships with government officials, politicians, and representatives of unions and business. The successful applicant is likely to have qualifications in public policy, labour studies, law or another relevant area.
This position is permanent dependent on external funding.
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