Senior Director, Work Health and Safety, Early Intervention and Wellbeing

$157,201 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 04 Aug, 2022
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Job Description

Classification: Senior Officer Grade A
Salary: $157,201 plus superannuation
Position No: 57597
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 August 2022
Contact Officer: Jessie Atkins on Jessie.Atkins@act.gov.au or 0423 079 443

Details: This role is a key role within a newly established Safe at School group leading the work to delivery systems and processes to drive a strong safety culture across the Education Support office and all schools.

We are seeking a work health and safety (WHS) professional to lead the strategic direction for an integrated WHS, wellbeing and early intervention approach to support the safety and wellbeing of our staff. Working with other teams in the Safe School group you will ensure that WHS, wellbeing and early intervention approaches are incorporated into all aspects of the Directorates functioning.

You will work collaboratively across the Directorate to drive the continuous improvement of the systems and processes to support an integrated approach to WHS, wellbeing and early intervention in our schools and Education support office to drive a strong safety culture.

Our ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. You will be a supportive, collaborative, and engaging leader with extensive knowledge of WHS legislation and experience in implementing WHS, wellbeing and early intervention policies and processes in workplaces. You will need to demonstrate resilience, tact and empathy in managing multiple stakeholders and sensitive situations and work to tight timeframes.

Suitably qualified and experienced applicants from outside of the ACT are strongly encouraged to apply as flexible/remote working options are available for the successful applicant.

Eligibility/Other requirements: Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Work Health and Safety or similar and / or experience in managing WHS, wellbeing and injury management frameworks for a large workforce would be high regarded.

Notes: A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. Suitably qualified and experienced applicants from outside of the ACT are strongly encouraged to apply as flexible/remote working options are available for the successful applicant.

How to apply: Please submit a response to the selection criteria (maximum four pages), a current curriculum vitae and contact details for two referees.

Applications should be submitted directly via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

26 Aug, 2022