Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor

Wētā FX is the standard-bearer for creativity and innovation in visual effects and animation, attracting talent, partners, and clients that seek to push what is possible in pursuit of their artistic vision. Along the way, our ground-breaking work has earned six visual effects Academy Awards®, 12 Academy Sci-Tech Awards and six visual effects BAFTA Awards in addition to the 34 Visual Effects Society Awards awarded to us by our peers. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, we are best known for our work on The Lord of the Rings, Avatar and the Planet of the Apes franchise. We've recently finished work on a number of projects including Thor: Love and Thunder, Umbrella Academy 3 and Marvel's She Hulk: Attorney at Law.

We are looking for a talented Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HS&W) Advisor to help deliver and build excellence in our processes and ensure the HS&W of our amazing Wētā crew. This role reports to the H&S Manager and sits within our Talent & Culture team.

A confident and effective communicator, you’ll be working to provide hands-on support to managers and crew to facilitate the effectiveness of the HS&W programme and to identify emerging issues and opportunities. You’ll also lead HS&W engagement for crew and ensure all HS&W processes are in place, maintained and continuously improved.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of the safety management system
  • Maintenance and development of the HS&W SharePoint site and other communication tools
  • Preparing and facilitating relevant training for managers and crew
  • Responding to incidents, and implementing any recommendations received
  • Record maintenance, reporting and analysis of HS&W trend indicator information
  • Management of suppliers for HS&W services, including budget tracking.

Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Relevant qualifications are an advantage
  • Familiarity with H&S legislation & Management Systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft 365 office applications

Wētā FX is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate our diversity and believe in creating an environment where all our crew feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated.

You will be part of a small and highly motivated on-site team that is working to make a difference. If this sounds like you then apply today!

Applicants must be currently residing in NZ and be a citizen / have an open work visa with no restrictions in place.

Location: Wellington, New Zealand