Wellbeing, Health & Safety Lead (VPSG5.2)

Job posted: 15/09/2021
Applications close: 29/09/2021 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed term - 12 months

Organisation: Sustainability Victoria

Salary: $113,412 - $124,183

Occupation: Human Resources

Reference: VG/SV/PPC/102755

Reference: VG/SV/PPC/102755

Occupation: Human Resources

Salary Range: $113,412 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Sustainability Victoria (SV) is a trusted delivery agency of the Victorian Government and a market enabler. We are passionate about creating a future where waste is designed out of the system and products and materials stay in our economy for as long as possible. We are dedicated to working alongside communities to create a local, thriving lifestyle, where there are no net carbon emissions, Victorians are healthy, and our economy is strong. We do this by attracting and accelerating infrastructure investment and innovation, leading wide-ranging behavioural change, and partnering with all Victorians to take direct action at neighbourhood, regional and State scale. In 2020 Sustainability Victoria was awarded an IPAA Leading Employer finalist, reflective of our commitment to our people, our culture, and our growth mindset.

  • Strategic Leadership role
  • Champion Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Advise, Educate & Innovate

The opportunity

The role of Wellbeing, Health & Safety Lead will be a critical support to the Manager, People Culture and Capability, acting as a trusted and expert advisor for SV across Wellbeing, Health & Safety (WHS).  

As a coach and mentor, you will work closely with SV's Leadership Team to develop and embed our Wellbeing, Health & Safety Strategy throughout the employee lifecycle.   You will bring your strong knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety principles, compliance, OHS legislation, together with your passion for wellbeing & progressive thinking to truly make impact and shape SV's overall approach to Wellbeing, Health & Safety. 

This role will ensure that SV has the right WHS processes, policies and education in place throughout the employee lifecycle to uphold SV's commitment to providing a safe working environment where all employees are treated fairly, with respect and dignity and wellbeing is at the heart of all that we do.   You will be responsible for providing advice and support to employees across the organisation to ensure high quality and effective WHS approaches are understood and incorporated into business-as-usual practices

About the role:

Partnering across the organisation you will work to identify and develop WHS solutions that support alignment to the VPS Values and OneSV Cultural aspirations including:

  • Lead the design, development and implementation of SV's Wellbeing, Health & Safety Strategy and plan and support hybrid working and delivering priority interventions.
  • Lead, champion and act as am ambassador to SV's approach to wellbeing (mental and physical)
  • Lead breakthrough projects and drive the success of SV's internal WHS committee.
  • Ensure all employees understand their legal obligation under the OH&S Act and receive regular training to perform jobs safely.
  • Implement and monitor the organisation's OH&S policies, procedures, safety rules and programs in the relevant work area to achieve and maintain OH&S standards.
  • Regularly monitor and report on wellbeing, health and safety performance to inform risk management and continuous improvement
  • Oversee effective return to work and insurances practices

The closing date for this position is midnight, Wednesday 29 September 2021.

How to apply: 

Applicants should view the full position description attached & applicant information guide attached to this advertisement before applying.

To be considered for this role applicants must submit:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

  • This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.
  • Please note in line with the current recommendations of the Chief Health Officer, SV is working remotely
  • Employment of successful candidates may be subject to a National Police Check.

We are building an inclusive workplace to better reflect the community in which we live to embrace our differences and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

Wellbeing, Health & Safety Lead (VPSG5.2)

Job type:

Full time / Fixed term - 12 months

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Penelope Heilbronn Manager People & Culture | penelope.heilbronn@sustainability.vic.gov.au

Wellbeing, Health & Safety Lead (VPSG5.2)