Applications for the new job of chief of MinEx close May 1.
Touted as a “rare and valuable opportunity to influence and assist the minerals industry to achieve significant improvements in health and safety performance”, the new person could be taking on a big task if calls for association consolidation are met.
Major stakeholders of the extraction associations AQA, Straterra, IoQ and MinEx are asking for one single, effective representative body.
MinEx is considered the national Health & Safety Council for our extractives industry. Its main purpose is to assist the industry to improve its health and safety performance and provide effective industry representation, particularly to government.
According to the job description, the new chief will be responsible for developing and executing strategy, leading and managing the development of MinEx policy on all industry health and safety matters, raising the MinEx profile within the industry and associated government departments and other groups servicing the industry and taking a leading role in collaborating with key stakeholders from all sectors of the industry in pursuit of MinEx’s strategy and priorities.
“The successful candidate for this role will be someone who is energetic, passionate and knowledgeable about health and safety and with the ability to influence industry and government in pursuit of MinEx’s goals.”
Essential experience includes ‘leadership experience’ working with and influencing a complex group of stakeholders; at least 10 years’ experience working in the extractives industry at an operational level (ideally in the quarry sector); knowledge of the commercial environment, current issues and future trends within the minerals industry; a demonstrated understanding of the health and safety legislation, the 2013 Mining Regulations and associated codes and guidelines; and experience with government engagement at both a political and agency level.
As a contract position, the job will be preferably full time but three to four days per week could be considered.
MinEx is run from the Wellington offices of Straterra, but a Wellington location is not essential.