Senior Health and Safety Adviser

At the Parliament, our employees are the key to our success. Together we deliver innovative, professional, and apolitical services to support our elected representatives and the democratic process. Our Parliament should be reflective of the community, and that’s why we seek to recruit the best, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background.
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Department: Parliament of Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Occupational Health and Safety
Classification: PoV5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/002185C
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $102,637 - $113,410
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 002185C-Senior Health Safety Advisor.docx (Word, 1.99MB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sharon Friedman

Position Details

Senior Health & Safety Adviser


  • A permanent, full-time role with the Parliament of Victoria where job security is key
  • You will be supported but also encouraged to be a decision maker and leader
  • Enjoy work/life balance & a collaborative team culture

How you will make a difference

The Senior Health Safety Advisor is passionate about influencing a safety culture and building relationships with stakeholders.

Under the direction of the Manager, Work Health and Safety, the Senior Health and Safety Adviser:

• Provides correct and appropriate Work Health and Safety (WHS) advice, guidance and support to Members of Parliament, managers, Electorate officers and staff to ensure WHS compliance

• Advises and consults with all levels within Parliament

• Develops strong working relationships with the Executives, Members of Parliament, managers, Electorate officers and staff

• Manages the DPS WHS systems, responsibilities and practices, including Incident Management, Emergency Management, WorkCover

• Reviews WHS policies and procedures

• Drives WHS best practice, promotes wellbeing and enables a WHS culture

About you

• Demonstrated expertise in the provision of WHS services, including providing internal advice/consultancy and the delivery of innovative solutions

• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement WHS safety programs incorporating contemporary technology and practice

• Excellent stakeholder management, written communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills including strategic influencing skills

• Commitment to excellent customer service in a changing, challenging, sensitive and complex environment.

• Demonstrated ability to promote a culture of health and safety by motivating, coaching and engaging with staff and stakeholders

• A relevant qualification in Work Health and Safety or relevant work experience

Why join us?

We offer all the benefits employees are searching for in a COVID-rich world including work-life balance, flexibility around how and when you work, a focus on employee wellbeing and a clear strategic vision.

Your professional development is important to us, that's why we have a dedicated learning and development framework, along with leadership development programs and targeted in-house training to support you in being the best version of yourself and developing you to take the next step in your career.

When you excel at your work and initiate innovative solutions or go above and beyond to demonstrate our values, you will be recognised for your efforts through our reward and recognition program.

How to apply

Using the "Apply Now" button, please include your resume and a brief cover letter (1-2 pages) broadly outlining your experience and how it directly relates to the position.

The process from here

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview conducted by a selection panel. This interview may take place in our offices located in the Melbourne CBD or online.


If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process for this role, please contact Parliament's Recruitment Team via email or on (03) 8682 2642.

COVID-19 compliance

The Department of Parliamentary Services is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its employees, visitors and the general public. This includes complying with the Chief Health Officers' directions, including the collection of COVID-19 vaccination information from employees. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencing employment.

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