Manager Work Health And Safety Governance

Government of Western Australia

Perth, WA

Posted 8/2/2020

Work Type: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time

Location: Perth Metropolitan Area

Closing Date: 2020-08-14 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of child protection and family support, disability services, housing and community initiatives. We make a difference in the lives of many Western Australians, with a strong focus on some of the most vulnerable members of society. We do this through a range of diverse activities that include intensive responses such as the protection of children, preventative responses such as housing assistance and disability support, and enabling activities such as urban development and providing community grants. Our approximately 6000 staff are located in all parts of the State, with head office located in a new purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility in Kings Square, Fremantle.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Assistant Director Work Health and Safety, you will be responsible for leading a team of experienced Work Health & Safety (WHS) practitioners in promoting and embedding a strong safety and well-being culture across the organisation in which all legislative obligations are met. Key accountabilities include:

  • Supporting management of the organisation’s WHS management system, including development of and compliance with associated policies and standards
  • Providing specialist safety risk management & incident investigation advice to WHS practitioners and leaders throughout the business
  • Embedding a WHS business partner model in the organisation
  • Managing WHS performance reporting
  • Leading the development & delivery of WHS training
  • Leading safety projects that drive a safety first culture.
To be successful
To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced safety practitioner and have:
  • Significant experience in hazard, risk and incident management in a large, complex organisation
  • Significant experience in managing WHS management systems with a strong compliance focus
  • Sound working understanding of the interdependencies between workforce wellbeing, injury management and legislative compliance.
The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides more information about the position. For further information we encourage you to contact Maria Daniel, Assistant Director Work Health and Safety, on 0419 195 466.

There is currently one [1] permanent, full time position available for immediate filling.

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments will be made for this or similair future vacancies (fixed term or permanent) that arise within the next 12 months accross the Department of Communities.

Join the Department of Communities

Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above and below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only: * A current resume/CV.
  • A three [3] page written application addressing all the essential selection/role related requirements criteria as stated on the JDF.
  • A copy of all qualification/s (regardless of the relevance to the role) as specified in your application or resume/CV (if applicable).
  • An application form (for hard copy applications only).
  • A one [1] page document outlining achievements and initiatives underaken in the field of work health and safety.
Applicants who are short listed will be assessed on all the selection criteria/role related requirements during the selection process.

For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact Andrew Pekaar, A/HR Consultant on 0432 840 686 or via email at .

We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service on the following numbers:

TTY/voice calls - 133 677

Speak & Listen - 1300 555 727

SMS relay - 0423 677 767

Equity and Diversity
The Department of Communities embraces diversity and firmly believes that the best services come from a workplace, where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce, where we encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth.

If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Andrew Pekaar on 0432 840 686. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact on 13 64 64.

Lodgement is system generated, any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted

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