Manager - WHS & Wellbeing

$163,646 yearly
  • City Of Parramatta Council
  • 126 Church Street, Parramatta NSW, Australia
  • Dec 23, 2020
Full time Executive and Management Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

The City of Parramatta is going through unprecedented change and transformation as it becomes Sydney’s Central City. The intensity of growth and investment in City of Parramatta means that Council, their partners, and community have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the City’s future and ensure it is culturally, socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

In this role you will be reporting directly to the Chief People and Culture Officer and contributing strategically across Council as a member of a dynamic People and Culture Team.

This position is responsible for developing and executing Council’s WHS&W strategy and driving effective outcomes through leadership, coaching and influencing.

As a trusted advisor within the People and Culture Team, you will manage the design, implementation and improvement of Councils Safety Management System to achieve our safety vision and foster a positive safety culture. This includes the management of Work Health & Safety support, workers compensation management, injury management and health and wellbeing.

This is an ideal role for an experienced WHS leader who can lead across four pillars of WHS&W:

  • Leadership, Strategy and Culture
  • Safety Systems and Frameworks
  • Operational Activities
  • Reporting and Administration

You will have the support of a high-performing team who are equally as passionate about delivering WHS specialist advice and technical and management support to a multi-disciplinary organisation.

Qualifications (Level)

  • Degree qualification(s) in Safety or WHS
  • A thorough knowledge of WHS management systems, industry standards and relevant codes of practice
  • A working knowledge of the Worker’s Compensation Act (1987) and
  • Workplace Injury Management Act (1998)


  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience or extensive relevant skills and experience in successfully delivering a range of WHS and injury management outcomes in a unionised and diverse medium to large sized business.

What’s on offer?

We are offering an attractive salary package from $163,646.20 p.a. City of Parramatta also offer excellent employee benefits which can be accessed by the successful candidate, including a 35 hour working week and flexible work practices.

Want to know more?

Further information regarding the requirements of this role can be found in the attached position description. Alternatively you can address any further questions by sending an email to

How to apply?

Candidates MUST apply online by clicking Begin below and answering the position selection criteria. Applications close 11:30pm, 5th January 2021, late applications will not be accepted through any other medium. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted, with interviews to be conducted during the week of Monday 18th of January, 2021.

This position requires the successful candidate to complete a Criminal History Records Check and a Pre-Employment Medical, which also includes a Drug and Alcohol test.

City of Parramatta Council embraces diversity and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Multicultural backgrounds and people with disability. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights in Australia to apply for this position.

Job Closing Date

Jan 05, 2021