Safety Manager, Cherry Creek (VPSG6)

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 10/12/2022 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Risk Management



Occupation: Risk Management

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

Work location: South West Region

the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we are looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

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 department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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 justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We are proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

Safety Manager  

  • Key role providing occupational, health and safety management at The Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct 

  • Drive cultural change and improve health and safety outcomes  

  • VPS Grade 6 ongoing role earning $127,467 – $170,579 per year plus super 

What will the Safety Manager do? 

As Safety Manager, you will provide high level advice and support to executive and senior leaders to drive cultural change, support the COVID-19 response and improve safety performance outcomes.  

The Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct is scheduled to open progressively from mid-2023. The Safety Manager, Cherry Creek will be responsible for providing advice and management of OHS related matters for the operationalisation and mobilisation of the new facility. 

You will also: 

  • Work collaboratively to identify process and performance gaps and influence senior executives and stakeholders in developing strategic initiatives. 

  • Demonstrate safety leadership by providing coaching and mentoring for the site's executive leadership group, frontline leaders and staff in the resolution of complex operational problems, such as occupational violence, manual handling, slip/trip and fall incidents. 

  • Engage with a range of external stakeholders including WorkSafe, to facilitate communication, consultation and cooperation. 

  • Supervise and guide the day-to-day activities of the safety coordinator on site. 

What skills should I have? 

To thrive in this role, you will have comprehensive knowledge, understanding and experience in the application of OHS legislation, compliance codes, codes of practice and regulations and the Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances legislation and regulations.  

It is also ideal if you possess: 

  • Significant industry experience in occupational health and safety management systems. 

  • Expertise in consulting with senior leaders and managers in the delivery of key outcomes in health and safety, change management and related workplace improvement initiatives.  

  • Experience in delivering cultural change in health, safety and wellbeing.   

For more information on what you will do on the job, and to learn more about the skills we're looking for, please read the position description attached. 

To discover some of the benefits of working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, click here

Apply now! Applications close Sunday 10 December 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.  

Applications will be regularly reviewed up until the closing date, so please do not delay in submitting your application. 

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

Important Information 

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff.  No face-to-face contact is required, and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us.  

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.  

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:  

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)  

  1. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)  


For this particular vacancy, priority consideration will apply to Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) platform. 



Safety Manager, Cherry Creek  (VPSG6)

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Alan Comte | Alan.Comte@justice.vic.gov.au or 0492 876 199

Safety Manager, Cherry Creek  (VPSG6)