Lead - Workforce Wellbeing & Safety

Job posted: 07/02/2020
Applications close: 01/03/2020 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management, Human Resources

Reference: 26759

Reference: 26759

Occupation: Facilities Management, Human Resources

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

About Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Position Summary

The Lead Workforce Wellbeing & Safety is a leadership & specialist role within the People Experience & Performance team and is responsible for setting the Wellbeing & Safety team’s vision and strategy in line with the needs of its key stakeholders, and leads the team to realise that strategy.

The position is responsible for working with key stakeholders across the organisation to ensure that Peninsula Health has effective risk, injury and illness prevention, management and return to work systems and processes in place, which meet legislative requirements, and ensures a safe and healthy environment for staff and patients.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist the Director to implement the Peninsula Health strategic plan to align People Experience & Performance team policies, practices and programs to the organisations strategy and business direction
• Develop and implement a Workforce wellbeing and safety strategy and key objectives to encourage a culture of wellbeing and safety in the workplace
• Build capability in the organisation to ensure that leaders at all levels have the capability to manage their safety accountability including a focus on those processes that reduce risk, prevent injury and support early return to work for the staff who are injured or ill as a result of work related duties.
• Develop and implement activities which actively reduce the risk of workplace injury or illness to our staff
• Lead, develop and coach the Workforce Wellbeing & Safety team members to ensure all functions are high performing and compliant with relevant legislative requirements and other relevant external mandates

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Essential Criteria

• Extensive experience in Human Resources
• Relevant tertiary qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety, Human Resource Management, Business Management or a related field
• Demonstrated leadership experience in Occupational Health and Safety and WorkCover Management
• Proven experience in delivering on innovative and best practice strategies and programs in Workplace Health and Safety
• Demonstrated understanding and working application of Occupational Health and Safety and WorkCover legislation

Please refer to the Position Description for a detailed list of essential and desirable criteria.


• Generous Salary Packaging - maximise an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage
• Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
• Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location
• Career development opportunities
• Supportive team environment

How to apply

To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

Existing Account Users:
1. Click 'Sign in' and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

New Account Users:
1. Click 'Register' to create an account
2. Once registered, click 'Sign in' in the top right hand corner
3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

If you experience any issues signing in or registering to our careers page, please feel welcome to contact our HR Hotline on 03 9784 2700.

If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below.

Other Information

• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
• Peninsula Health ensures the safety and wellbeing of Victorians living with a disability and will conduct an additional pre-employment check prior to making an offer of employment to a potential employee. This safeguard strengthens existing pre-employment screening processes to better protect people with disability who access disability services.

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Lead - Workforce Wellbeing & Safety

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Lead - Workforce Wellbeing & Safety