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Safety Coordinator (Vpsg4)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

HR & Recruitment
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Occupational Health and Safety

Reference: VG/YJ0485_MARCH

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re 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 young people and recognises that young peoples’ 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’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

Opportunity to utilise your Stakeholder Management skills
Contribute to an energetic team
An ongoing VPS 4 role available ($87,640 - $99,438 + superannuation)

An exciting opportunity exist to join the Safety, Wellbeing and Compliance team as a Safety Coordinator.

About the role

As the Safety Coordinator you will provide support to the Safety Manager to partner with the operational teams by coordinating and leading the implementation and monitoring of Safety and Wellbeing Programs of work and liaising with internal and external stakeholders. The role involves partner contact with a primary purpose being to promote safety in a collaborative and informative manner within the site. You will work alongside employees and subcontractors with a strong field-based presence to mentor and develop staff on all safety matters including Occupational Violence, slips trips and falls, manual handling and mental stress.

You will work collaboratively with the Safety Manager and site Senior Managers to implement and drive the existing safety management system providing guidance and advice at the operational and tactical level to develop and deliver operational safety excellence in partnership with Youth Justice Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Representatives and staff to maximise the effectiveness of the Safety Management System.

The Safety Coordinator will work in partnership with a range of safety and wellbeing stakeholders under the leadership of the Safety Manager and together with Operational Managers with a focus upon driving improved safety outcomes, through proactive preventative health and safety strategies, to address safety risks to youth justice workers.

The role will work in metropolitan and country locations as required across the frontline business functions.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:
Co-ordinate the safety, risk and compliance of Youth Justice
Ensure a safe environment for all staff working within the Youth Justice
Provision of advice and support.


As an Ongoing member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS)
Competitive salaries, generous leave entitlements, including annual leave loading, paid parental leave, COVID-19 leave and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
Professional development; including support and training tailored towards your goals
Opportunities for career growth throughout the Department of Justice and Community Safety and the wider VPS network.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

How to apply

Please note: Key selection criteria responses are not required.

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