Health Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

Updated: 16 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 05 Jul 2024

Job no: 0062940
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Continuing 
Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology
UOM 7 – $106,432 - $115,211 p.a. (Pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Deliver the Faculty's Health, Safety, and Wellbeing strategy by providing expertise and partnering with leaders to develop effective solutions.
  • Champion HSW initiatives with a focus on proactive communication, mentoring, and relationship building.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The HSW Advisor will support the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) by implementing the Health, Safety, and Wellbeing strategy. The Advisor will partner with FEIT leaders to develop solutions, mentor staff and students on hazard identification and control strategies and provide expert HSW advice and communication. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Partner with Schools to develop appropriate solutions on a range of health, safety and wellbeing matters.
  • Maintain, promote and drive improvement of HSW Management Systems to foster best practice and continuous improvement in HSW. 
  • Assist in the development and delivery of proactive HSW communications, including risk assessments, safety alerts, training packages, SOPs, and guidance notes, to educate FEIT staff and students on important HSW information. 
  • Analyse and keep records of HSW data, including statistical reports, incident investigations, regulatory licencing, and HSW Management Plans to inform individual and team based HSW initiatives. 

Who We Are Looking For
The ideal candidate demonstrates excellent communication skills, strong problem-solving and analytical abilities, and can prioritize effectively. They work independently, flexibly, and cooperatively within a complex matrix environment, building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships.

You will also have:

  • A degree in Health and Safety, or a related field. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety legislation and current industry standards/best practice approach to effectively manage HSW.
  • Experience in delivering HSW advisory services with a client focus and providing accurate and timely support and advice
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a complex matrix workplace, including the ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships. 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) has been the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education and research for over 150 years. We are a multidisciplinary Faculty organised into three key Schools; Computing and Information Systems (CIS), Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) and Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI).

The role sits within the broader Infrastructure Team, who provide a range of services to the broader Faculty made up of the following functional areas: Laboratory and Technical Services, Infrastructure Operations Services, Health Safety Wellbeing and Business Improvement, Workspace Services Cultural Collection and Assets.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Shabon Nawabi via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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