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  • Join a true values based organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • Professional development – 6 month contract opportunity to develop strategy for a growing National not for profit organisation 
  • Flexibility – Hybrid work from home & our modern offices in LaTrobe St Melbourne opposite the beautiful Flagstaff Gardens. This position is ideally a Full-time role, however Part-time (0.8 or 0.9) FTE will be considered for the right candidate
  •  $102,267 + super, generous salary packaging benefits (up to $18,000/year tax – free) & gifted leave


The Wellbeing, Health and Safety Consultant will lead the development of a robust Wellbeing, Health and Safety Strategic Plan, while also taking responsibility for providing professional expertise and advice for managers with a particular focus on workplace health and safety systems, risk management, and injury management.

For a confidential chat, please contact Sarah Dixon, Director People & Capability via email in the first instance via e:

Please apply as soon as possible, applications will be considered as they are received. Applications close at midnight Wednesday, 26 January 2022.


Key deliverables include, but not limited to:

  • Developing a Wellbeing, Health and Safety Strategy, including an implementation Road Map
  • Reviewing, maintaining and improving the Health & Safety Management System, policies, and procedures to ensure a holistic approach is taken to managing health and safety and reducing risk across the organisation
  • Providing specialist advice and guidance to management and employees on health and safety matters, including participating and providing guidance in Health and Wellbeing Committee meetings and providing timely and systematic health and safety reporting to relevant stakeholders as required
  • Identifying, monitoring, and evaluating health and safety issues and developing strategies to eliminate or minimize risks to the organisation, ensuring incident investigation is undertaken in a timely manner
  • Supporting the P&C Partners to manage Workers Compensation program with a focus on early intervention and effective rehabilitation processes to facilitate workers early and sustainable return to work following injury
  • Developing and implementing best practice wellbeing initiatives to foster and promoting a wellness culture, supporting employees physical and mental wellbeing
  • Ensuring compliance with legislative requirements across all aspects of health and safety including maintaining a current working knowledge across all facets of health, safety, and wellbeing
  • Identifying training needs, developing, and delivering effective health and safety induction and training programs to new and existing employees and contractors

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Leadership experience in health, safety, and wellbeing
  • Management expertise including experience collaborating with others to plan, develop and implement work health, safety, and wellbeing strategies, policies, and initiatives, including relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary WHS and risk management systems, WHS legislation and demonstrated experience in managing Workers Compensation and Injury Management claims
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills, including demonstrated experience in building and maintaining internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Experience conducting workplace safety inspections, investigations, and audits
  • Presentation and training skills, including a desire to continually develop own expertise and maintain current knowledge of health, safety and wellbeing developments, legislation, and practice
  • The ability to work autonomously, prioritising workload effectively and handling competing interests and deadlines
  • Well-developed computer skills – Microsoft Suite and the ability to pick up new systems quickly
  • Tertiary qualifications in Work Health and Safety, Organisational Psychology, or a related discipline
  • WorkCover accredited Workplace Consultation
  • WorkCover accredited Return to Work Coordinator
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (desirable)

Position Description

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How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.