Safety Advisor

Job No: SVDP351
Location: Box Hill

Part time - Box Hill

22.5 hrs per week


Reporting to the WHS Manager, you will be a major contributor in a larger HR Team looking after the continuous improvement of our Safety Initiatives. With over 12,000 volunteers and 300 employees across Victoria, this is an opportunity to use your passion for excellence in Safety in a role that focuses on providing simple, practical and people orientated solutions for managers and team members to ensure our team is supported throughout the RTW process.

As well as being responsible for ensuring that or RTW program is responsive and ‘smooth’, you shall also be involved in the management and monitoring of the Society’s assurance program and training initiatives to further support a culture of safety.

You have exceptional communication and influencing skills balanced by a natural coaching ability and a passion for health and safety in all that you do. You will be a self-starter with excellent self-management, follow-up and people skills. You will be enthusiastic, and driven by a desire to expand your skillset. You are results focussed, proactive and driven by the next challenge.

You will bring a "hands on" approach and be a proactive operator who thrives on delivering outstanding work.

More specifically you will have:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar safety role
  • Minimum qualifications in RTW
  • Certificate IV qualification in Work Health & Safety (desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of RTW process’
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to coach and lead
  • Outstanding communication and influencing skills to deal effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven success in analysing and managing reports to drive performance and results
  • Ability to analyse information to make innovative & practical decisions
  • Passion for workplace health and safety and driving a safety culture

In return we offer:

  • A friendly and supportive team
  • An attractive salary including tax reducing salary packaging
  • Great work life balance working hours and conditions
  • Knowledge that you will be part of a committed team helping to make a difference to those in the community that need a ‘Hand Up’.

About us:

The St Vincent de Paul Society and its wide network of members and volunteers provide practical frontline support, advocacy and friendship for the most vulnerable members of our community. Key services include home visitation; youth programs; soup vans; assistance for asylum seekers and refugees; compeer programs for people experiencing mental illness; education and tutoring; and professional accommodation and health services through VincentCare. The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia has more than 60,000 members and volunteers. Internationally, the Society operates in 149 countries and has over 950,000 members. To find out more visit


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If making a difference in your community is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can’t wait to hear from you. Please send us your updated CV and a cover letter that tells us a little more about you and why you would be perfect for the role by addressing the key selection criteria in the Position Description. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

Applications close: Sunday 22 October 2017

Please note that prior to any offer of employment, pre-employment checks must be completed. These will include reference checking, psychometric assessment, a national criminal history check and a working with children check.


St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer.

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