Occupational Health and Safety Advisor (VPSG5)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 10/04/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Occupational Health and Safety

Reference: VG/FM1832/MARCH2023

Reference: VG/FM1832/MARCH2023

Occupation: Occupational Health and Safety

Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine is Australia’s most comprehensive forensic medical facility. We serve the Victorian community and the whole of the Victorian justice system, especially the courts.

We provide the justice system with evidence to underpin safe convictions and appropriate acquittals. Our doctors help investigate deaths reported to the Coroner, examine alleged offenders and assess, treat and support victims of crime.

The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria supports patients and their families by providing safe tissues for transplantation and medical research.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit vifm.org/about-us/careers/

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to hearing from you.

About the Business Unit

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) is an independent statutory authority governed by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Act 1985 (the VIFM Act). It is part of the Justice portfolio of the Victorian Government. The work of the VIFM can be described as a cycle of three parts:

  • Providing forensic medical and scientific services and tissue banking.
  • Learning from this work.
  • Researching and teaching.

The VIFM Act creates a joint position of Director of the VIFM and Professor of the Department of Forensic Medicine (DFM) at Monash University. The Director/Professor is responsible for the strategic direction and activities of the DFM, which is housed at the VIFM and operates under the governance of the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

This position is within the Corporate Services Division.


About the Role

Your experience and passion will guide us to strengthen our culture of wellbeing, health and safety within a unique professional work environment. The role reports to the COO who supports and encourages change and innovation. You will use data to drive insights for collaborative cross-functional decision-making, while your strong communication skills will build effective relationships at all levels.


About you

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Qualifications in a relevant work health and safety field and experience in the management of OHS management systems, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training in a similar work environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the risk management approach required by current OHS legislation and practices.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving capability.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships up to executive level through the use of excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to respond identify and implement solutions that simplify, using initiative to seek out innovative solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate with influence and effectively engage, negotiate and liaise effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders on complex matters and to progress organisational objectives.


How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.



For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate(available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Occupational Health and Safety Advisor (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time

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Mari-Ann Scott on 03 9684 4307 | mari-ann.scott@vifm.org

Occupational Health and Safety Advisor (VPSG5)