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Coordinator, Health Wellbeing & Safety

Apply now Job no: 504450
Work type: Full-time
Location: Melbourne - Burwood, Flexible
Categories: Administration

  • Experience in OHS and health and wellbeing programs and activities
  • Can be based either at Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • HEW 7 -  $89,427 + 17% Superannuation, full time continuing

The Faculty of Business and Law is a future-focused environment, proudly harnessing emerging technologies to facilitate innovative, borderless, socially responsible and personalised education. Comprised of high performing, talented professionals, the Faculty is seeking similarly aligned individuals with passion and energy who are excited to contribute to this carefully crafted culture, where rich and rewarding careers are formed.

The primary purpose of this role is to support, facilitate and coordinate the Faculty’s OHS and health and wellbeing programs and activities. This will ensure that the Faculty meets HWS legal and University policy requirements as well as promoting staff and student health and wellbeing.

As a successful candidate, you will demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of OHS work practices and also experience developing OHS policies and implementation of training courses.

Your key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • progress the Faculty of Business and Law’s HWS program in alignment with University policy, regulatory requirements and best practice
  • work directly with Faculty managers and staff to foster and further develop fit-for-purpose health, wellbeing and safety processes and training
  • develop and implement strategies to improve the overall health and wellbeing for staff and students
  • provide practical support, advice and training on occupational health, wellbeing and safety matters (HWS) to Faculty students, staff and managers.
  • develop local strategies, initiatives, procedures and safe work practices with Faculty managers and OHS representatives in line with University policies
  • maintain statutory registers, websites and Faculty records on HWS matters
  • coordinate the Faculty Health, Wellbeing and Safety Committee ensuring an effective process for monitoring and reporting on HWS performance of the Faculty

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • degree with relevant OHS experience; or extensive OHS experience and expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • experience in providing OHS advice, management support and consultancy services within a comparable organisation
  • a sound knowledge and understanding of practice in OHS including demonstrated skills in carrying out inspections, risk assessments and other OHS and wellbeing activities
  • experience in the development of OHS policies and work practices
  • experience in developing and implementing training courses
  • an ability to source relevant information, identify problems and craft sustainable and practical solutions
  • an ability to work in a collaborative team culture and proven planning and organising skills
  • outstanding communication skills and key stakeholder management skills
  • a proactive approach to improving the efficiency and quality of existing materials, processes and systems

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Position Description: Download File PD - Coordinator, Health Wellbeing & Safety.pdf

Applications for this position close on Wednesday 28th October 2020.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff, and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders

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