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Head Of Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Yarra Ranges Council - Lilydale, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Why work anywhere else!

Yarra Ranges is home to over 150,000 residents and is one of the largest Councils by land area, covering approximately 2,500km. The municipality stretches from the densely populated outer suburbs into the foothills of the breathtaking Yarra Valley and forested areas of the Dandenong Ranges.

With aspirations of Innovation, Trust, Empowerment and our new ‘work anywhere’ mantra driving everything we do at Yarra Ranges Council, we inspire people to create a better future.

About the role

Our People and Culture team is going through an exciting period of evolution and growth, with several key changes designed to better service our customers and to deliver an innovative and contemporary people strategy. 

The Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing leads a team of 4 which is responsible for partnering with and supporting all employees and leaders of Yarra Ranges Council on all matters pertaining to Health, Safety & Wellbeing. A member of our Council and departmental leadership teams, this position:

  • sets and leads the implementation of our People Strategy and health, safety and wellbeing plan;
  • oversees all aspects of our safety risk management system;
  • will play a role in re-designing our performance reporting framework and defining what good safety and people leadership looks like.

Your team is one of three within the broader People & Culture department, meaning this role has input (via your colleagues) into the broader Organisation Development, L&D and Human Resources agenda, and your team is well supported by a full-service People function.

What you’ll bring to our team

  • Excellent values and character based leadership
  • Exemplary customer and stakeholder relationship skills
  • Well-articulated verbal and written communication skills with experience in report and policy development.
  • Knowledge of, and pragmatic experience in, the health, safety & wellbeing field; safety generalists welcome; specialists should demonstrate how their experience translates
  • Experience in, and creative ideas for, taking a good safety management system and making it great
  • Ability to manage and participate in complex projects, prioritise resources in the face of competing deadlines, and succinctly simplify the complex
  • National Criminal History Check (Police Check)

The perks of joining us

As part of an innovative workplace that values diversity and giving back to our community, our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • Monthly RDO available
  • Flexibility of working from home and the office
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Close to public transport
  • Access to professional and career development opportunities

Salary starts from $99,157 per annum (Band 7), plus superannuation

Why wait, apply now

To apply, please attach a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the ‘what you’ll bring to our team’ criteria and why you want to work for us, along with a copy of your Resume.

Click to view the position description or for further information about our recruitment process visit our Careers at Yarra Ranges page.

Contact for enquiries: Nathan Deslandes, Executive Officer P&C Operations. PH: 03 9294 6382

Closing date: 11.59pm, Tuesday 8 June 2021

Yarra Ranges Council is an equal opportunity employer that encourages people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders to apply. We encourage conversations for all positions about flexibility that works for you, be it full-time / part-time / job-share, and we are committed to a culturally safe workplace that fosters diversity and inclusion and to the protection of children against child abuse in line with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

Lilydale, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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