Drive a role where you manage the priorities as you instil a positive safety and risk-aware culture across many diverse locations and people.

  • Tertiary qualifications in workplace health and safety or related discipline
  • Significant contemporary experience/knowledge across the discipline
  • Based inner west Brisbane.

An unusual opportunity to ‘do good’ for your career and your community.

The governing body for a broad and progressive Christian Church organisation, this non-profit enterprise oversees almost 550 services operated by a variety of agencies, congregations, schools and colleges across Queensland.

In recent years, it has moved through a process of change to mature as a contemporary business. And as the organisation works to future-proof its activities, it has established this WHS leadership role with the aim of promoting and driving a more positive and pro-active safety and risk-aware culture.

In a flexible, far-reaching and autonomous role that you can shape to be your own, you will foster effective consultation and communication on safety matters, educate diverse stakeholders throughout the business and coordinate the management of WHS across all of its geographically dispersed organisational activities.

Managing Workers Compensation, rehabilitation and encouraging ‘recovery at work’ across the organisation, together with identifying trends and issues impacting health and safety, you’ll safeguard the development, ongoing maintenance and continuous improvement of safety performance.  Drawing on your knowledge and experience, you’ll provide operational and strategic guidance, technical expertise and appropriate support to stakeholders.

And while much of your work is – as you know – detailed and concentrated, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities as an influencer and motivator to become deeply involved in mentoring, coaching and designing innovative health and safety presentations.

In short, this a big, wide-reaching, multi-faceted, busy and responsible leadership role.  It’s also a rare and wonderful opportunity for a committed WHS officer to move up to management in an organisation of this size and diversity where-   as the only WHS specialist – you drive the change.

To be considered, you will need tertiary qualifications and preferably a Certificate IV Personal Injury Management. But we’ll also consider someone with extensive experience in workers compensation claims and rehabilitation management. A Certificate IV Training and Assessment is desirable. It will also help your application if you pride yourself as “somewhat of an insurance specialist” and are committed to spending time and energy to research, network and regularly update knowledge across your field in this and all the broader issues.

Along with these – and perhaps other useful qualifications – you’ll bring:

  • a substantial record of implementing and maintaining a safety management system aligned with AS/NZS 4801,
  • experience in driving a safety culture and conducting safety audits across a diverse organisation
  • considerable work involving the successful management of workers compensation claims and rehabilitation cases (ideally, including injury/illness unrelated to work) in accordance with the relevant regulatory
  • and be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of contemporary safety issues and relevant statutory, regulatory arrangements, standards and codes of practice.

Emotionally mature and outgoing, you are a friendly and approachable ‘people person’. Pro-active and hands-on, extremely well organised and detail orientated, your warm and sympathetic approach is always welcomed – even as you remain aware the ongoing purpose of your role is to represent your organisation, support its integrity and ensure its obligations are met.

To be considered for this role, please forward your cover letter and your resume in WORD format quoting reference number JMWHSM-web to or contact Jade Mortlock on 07 3211 0001.

Location: Brisbane – CBD & Inner Suburbs
Role: Executive

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