OHS Manager

Job posted: 18/06/2024
Applications close: 14/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1421070

Reference: 1421070

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Selection Criteria

SC1 Hold a current qualification in OHS&W Management and/or demonstrated experience in a similar role.

SC2 Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, driving a safety culture in a complex organisation.

SC3 Demonstrated experience in OHS auditing, incident management and risk responses.

SC4 Excellent negotiation and communication skills.

SC5 Excellent written and computer skills.

SC6 Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, including the ability to work co-operatively and the capacity to communicate effectively with all members of the school community, including staff, contractors and external providers.

SC7 Ability to lead and motivate staff, understand and communicate verbal and written instructions clearly.


Thie purpose of the position is to establish and develop a consistent approach in all areas of Occupational Health Safety and Wellbeing (OHS&W) in line with Education Department Victoria OHS&W Management System policies and procedures. (Refer to Education Victoria website).

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing Occupational Health Safety and Wellbeing (OHS&W) support and management at Wodonga Middle Years College and North East Flexible Learning Centres and Wodonga Senior Secondary College, reporting to the Director of Facilities.

The successful applicant will be based at one of the above locations and will be expected to work across all sites.

This position requires attendance during the school vacation periods. A leave purchase allowance is paid for this attendance. Four weeks annual leave is provided. This arrangement can be reviewed in due course.



  • To provide consistency of OHS&W management across all campuses.
  • To ensure all schools are compliant with OHS&W Management guidelines, policies and procedures.


·         Manage and advise on all aspects of OHS&W compliance, inspections, audits and assessments.

·         Consult and communicate with the Health and Safety Representative (HSR), line managers and employees on OHS hazards and controls.

·         Monitor and review local health, safety and wellbeing performance.

·         Monitor DET Policy and Advisory Library (PAL) for new policies or changes and communicate with the Principal, Business Manager, Facilities Director and Policy Manager..

·         Provide a workplace which is in a condition that is safe and without risks to health by identifying hazards and developing risk controls, safe work procedures and action plans in consultation with staff.

·         Provide advice on departmental staff wellbeing and interpersonal policies.

·         Ensure staff OHS training needs are met, in liaison with the Staff Training Manager/Assistant Principals. Monitor LearnED and other training sites for opportunities.

·         Prepare the agenda and coordinate the schedulling of the quarterly OHS Committee meetings.

·         Prepare the agenda and coordinate the scheduling of the quarterly OHS Committee meetings.

·         Assist staff to complete risk assessments for events and activities.

·         Duties as directed by Executive Principal, Campus Principal, Director of Facilities or Business Manager.

Other duties of a similar nature and/or level undertaken within the school are not excluded, simply because they are not itemised.

These duties could vary from time to time resulting from new legislation, changes to technology or policy and procedure, and in the context of any changes, appropriate training may be given, if required, to undertake the new/varied role.


Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx



Location Profile

For information about Wodonga Senior Secondary College and the local area, please access the below links:

Geographical Context and Infrastructure

Wodonga Senior Secondary College is a government year 10 to 12 co-education school in the local government area of Wodonga. The College is located 1km from central Wodonga on 7.84 hectares surrounded by residential housing.

Wodonga is one of the fastest growing regional cities in Victoria with a population of 39,351. It is located 3 hours and 20 minutes from Melbourne on the Hume Hwy. Being a regional centre families can access social services, health, employment, art and culture. Families are also able to commute to Albury (7.8 kms) for work and leisure. Employment opportunities for parents and carers of student centre on Manufacturing, Health Care and Social Assistance, Public Administration, and Safety and Retail.

Wodonga Senior Secondary College has exceptional, all abilities, access to high-quality facilities which meets the needs of our students and the wider community. The main building encompasses teaching and learning spaces for science, digital literacy, mathematics, literature, history and language. The College also offers industry standard learning spaces for trades, children services, hair and beauty, and hospitability. Students can also enjoy well equipped sporting and preforming arts centres.

The Seymour, Shepparton, Benalla and Wodonga Flexible Learning Centres and Choice Wodonga are all campuses of Wodonga Senior Secondary College. These centres/program provide students who generally experience difficulties accessing mainstream school an educational pathway tailored to their often complex educational, social, developmental, psychological, health, legal or family situation.

History and Enrolment Trends

Wodonga Senior Secondary College was established in 2005-2006 through the regeneration of government secondary education in Wodonga. This initiative took the three existing secondary schools in the city to form one senior secondary college (10 to 12) and one Middle Years College with two campuses that specialise in the education of year 7, 8 & 9 students. Today, Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Wodonga Middle Years College work collaboratively to provide all students with every opportunity of success from 7 to Career. 

Student and Community Demographics

The College currently has 1172 students. Over the last five years enrolment trends have increased. The majority of students transition from year 9 at Wodonga Middle Years College into year 10 at the Senior College. While 24 % of students are drawn from neighbouring communities (including New South Wales), Independent schools and Catholic College.

The College serves a community with socially, economically and culturally diverse needs. It actively embraces, respects and promotes the uniqueness of all students. For 3.1% of students English is their additional language and 15.9% of students are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. The School Family Occupation (SFO) in 2018 was 0.6877. This has remained relatively consistent over the last 5 years.

Staffing and Leadership Profiles

The College benefits from the highly professional teaching and support staff. The majority 80% of teaching staff are highly experienced teachers. This blends well with a consistent flow of new teachers each year. The Executive Team at the Wodonga Senior Secondary College campus consists of 5 Principal Class focusing on high quality education for all students and continuous improvement. This team is supported by 17 leading teachers. There is an additional 5 principal class supporting the Flexible Learning Centres.

The school is sustained by highly dedicated Education Support Staff 56. This includes laboratory technicians, Librarians, administrative staff, maintenance and grounds staff, IT assistants and trainees. The College has a strong commitment to the wellbeing of students and this is demonstrated through the four house leaders and assistant as well as a highly competent wellbeing team of social workers, Doctors in School program, Koorie Support mentor, Inclusion Support and a Defence Transition Mentor.

Curriculum and Specialisation

Wodonga Senior Secondary College has the broadest range of subject choices in the region across all subject areas. The College works with all students to design an individual pathway which provides them with every opportunity for success following their secondary education. VCE and VCAL are spread over two and half years at the College. Both pathways are well represented by students.

In partnership with our external Registered Trained Organisations, the College delivers a diverse range of VET Subjects. The VET program within the College has a strong reputation within the College and the community. This can be attributed to the Industry professional teaching staff, high quality facilities and supportive placement host from industry.

Students at the college have a wonderful opportunity to participate in and experience our global education programs. Each year the Senior College has a number of overseas students studying at the College, students can study Japanese or Indonesian face to face at the College as well as attend one of our international study tours to countries such as Cambodia, Japan, and Vietnam.

The College has a healthy focus on extra-curricular activities. Students are encouraged to participate in the annual swimming and athletic carnivals, Interschool sport, Instrumental Music program, College musicals and celebrity events.

This role is part of a common ICT support team covering Wodonga Senior Secondary College (WSSC), Wodonga Middle Years College (WMYC) and the North East Flexible Learning Network (NEFLN). In total supporting approximately 2,500 students and 250 staff across 10 separate campuses.

OHS Manager

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4


David Whitehead | 0400 667 416

OHS Manager