Health & Safety, Licensing, Training and Welfare Officer (Central District)

Fulltime - 40 hours per week

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) is the governing body for thoroughbred racing, and is currently seeking aHealth & Safety, Licensing, Training and Welfare Officer for the Central District.

The Health & Safety, Licensing, Training and Welfare Officer role provides a front-line NZTR regional presence to support racing stables in the development, implementation and monitoring of their Health & Safety plans and advise on industry best practice in regard to injury prevention.   This role will work with tutors to improve enrolment and completions of formal qualifications.

They will often conduct venue inspections (non-raceday and raceday), under the direction of the National Manager Venue and Health & Safety Inspections. This role will also be responsible for licensing compliance, training uptake, completions and employment welfare, under the direction of the Racing Operations Manager.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated knowledge and experience of the regulatory and racing operating environment;
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of the requirements under the Health & Safety at Work Act (2015);
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills ;
  • Be able to build rapport with stakeholders and understand their current and future needs; and
  • Be able to coach and provide learning support to all trainees to supplement Primary ITO industry training

Ideally candidates will have had at least 3 years experience in the racing industry; a relevant tertiary qualification is desirable. 

The successful candidate has to be willing to travel to fulfil role requirements.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your covering letter and CV to or post your CV and covering letter to Sovaia Uluiburotu, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, P.O Box 38 386 Wellington Mail Centre 5045.

You can find a copy of the position description for this position here.

Applications close Monday 17 April 2017.