Occupational Health & Safety Consultant (Psychosocial)

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Occupational Health and Safety
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/1785331E1
Closing Date: 28-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description.pdf (PDF, 245KB)

2. Application Form.docx (Word, 637KB)

Contact: Nathan Sherlock, Hub Manager
03 8533 1826 or nathan.sherlock@police.vic.gov.au.

Position Details

About the role:

An opportunity for one (1) x Occupational Health & Safety Consultant (Psychosocial) to be part of our Health and Wellbeing Hub for the Western Region Hub located in Geelong.

The Health and Wellbeing Hub is the single most significant investment in the health, safety, and wellbeing of Victoria Police employees to prevent and respond to work related injuries. Six multi-disciplinary teams, based in hubs across the state are being established, enhancing employee's mental health, injury prevention, early intervention, and recovery support. This newly created position offers an exciting opportunity to support Victoria Police employees.

Reporting to the Hub Manager, the Occupational Health and Safety Consultant (Psychosocial) will work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team providing occupational health and safety advice to Victoria Police employees and management with a particular focus on psychosocial risks and hazards. The position will be responsible for partnering with managers to assist them in meeting their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 through a coaching and capability development model. This may involve assisting managers to identify psychosocial hazards in their work areas, prepare prevention plans, conduct quality investigations to hazards and incidents, and monitor and review risk controls.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.


Your duties will include:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide subject matter expertise on matters relating to psychosocial occupational health and safety risks and hazards.
  • Assist managers to fulfil their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 with particular attention on the proposed psychosocial regulations.
  • Provide advice and coaching to managers to uplift their capability in managing psychosocial risks and hazards in the workplace.
  • Assist managers to complete workplace occupational health and safety prevention plans, risk assessments, investigations and risk controls.
  • Provide managers and employees with information, tools and resources to manage psychosocial risks and hazards in the workplace and ensure the organisation's safety management system is followed.
  • Promote a positive safety culture within the organisation and helping managers and employees make psychosocial safety a priority.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and its application into a large or complex organisation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace psychosocial risks and hazards and the prevention, management and review of appropriate controls.
  • Experience working closely with managers and leaders to provide advice and coaching to build safety capability.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written skills, including the ability to communicate with and influence at all levels within, and outside the organisation.
  • A degree or diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or related discipline is required.
  • A qualification and/or industry experience working within a mental health discipline is highly desirable.


What we can offer you:

As an employee of Victoria Police, you will have access to a range of benefits. Some of the benefits available include:

  • Competitive salary including annual leave loading under the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave
  • Opportunity to purchase leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program and a range of internal services to support you
  • Salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease


Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Geelong Police Headquarters, 1 Malop Street, Geelong.
  • This position requires shift work as indicated in the Position Description (as attached to the advertisement).
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.


Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.


Applications close midnight, 28 April 2024.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms: Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact Nathan Sherlock, Hub Manager on 03 8533 1826 or nathan.sherlock@police.vic.gov.au.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8533 1440.


About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps

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