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Senior Workplace Health And Safety Advisor

Manningham Council - Doncaster, VIC

HR & Recruitment
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  • Full time, permanent role
  • Salary c.$100,000+, plus 9.5% superannuation and benefits
  • Ability to make an impact promoting our safety first culture
  • Based in Doncaster, Victoria

Come and join our proactive Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) team at Manningham Council. Leading a small team you will be the subject matter expert who will develop and promote our WHS culture. You will need to be a self-starter and be able to manage competing priorities in a complex environment across our range of Council services.

Manningham Council proudly delivers over 100 different services to our vibrant and diverse community. From parks and galleries to shopping hubs, home care and early years development, it is our focus to ensure that Manningham remains a liveable and harmonious place to reside, work and visit.

We provide challenging and rewarding employment opportunities to innovative, passionate, and driven people and we offer a positive and friendly team-oriented environment. This role is part of the People, Culture and Safety service unit and reports to the People and Safety Lead.

About The Role

The Senior WHS Advisor is the subject matter expert who is responsible for leading a small team to develop and implement the Workplace Health and Safety strategy and culture across Council. This includes development and implementation of the WHS safety system (RMSS), providing expert advice and support to stakeholders, both directly and through the management of your team. The usual WHS activities are part of this role including policy writing and the application of procedures relating to incidents, near misses, hazards and safety audits. Also safety data reporting and overseeing the injury management process.

About You

You are passionate about Workplace Health and Safety and can identify and implement innovative solutions in a complex environment. You will possess strong communication, stakeholder management and interpersonal skills which you will use daily in building constructive relationships with a diverse range of internal stakeholders.

Skills And Experience
  • Preferably a tertiary qualification in Work, Health and Safety and substantial experience delivering contemporary and practical workplace health and safety solutions and providing expert advice.
  • A strong working knowledge of related safety legislation and Worksafe requirements
  • Experience in leading a team to high performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills with a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and competent personal organising skills to manage competing work tasks
  • Experience in managing injury management requirements, employee return to work and workers compensation
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and lead a strong WHS culture

How To Apply

Click APPLY to submit your up to date CV and cover letter addressing the key requirements of the role. For a confidential discussion please contact Vivienne Green, People and Safety Lead on: 9840-9337.

For all other enquiries regarding the recruitment process, please email jobs@manningham.vic.gov.au or visit

Applications close on Sunday 25 April 2021 at 5pm.

Council recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce for its employees and customers.

To ensure equity of access to employment opportunities, Council encourages applications from underrepresented groups including people who are from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people from different ages, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds.

If you require any additional support or adjustments regarding interview arrangements, please advise the contact listed above in advance.

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