Manager, Safety

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ1828
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ1828 - Manager, Safety - PD.docx (Word, 754KB)

Contact: Kamela Gjiriti on (03) 8684 0651

Position Details

About us

With Victoria's strong population growth and demand for services within the justice portfolio increasing at unprecedented rates, the scale of the infrastructure required to support this demand has never been more significant. The Community Safety Building Authority (CSBA) has been established to support the transformation required to create a public service that is more connected, agile and mobile to respond to these challenges.

The CSBA will support the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) by planning, designing, procuring and building new infrastructure assets as well as modernising and upgrading existing ones. CBSA will look for opportunities to support DJCS to deliver the targeted responses Victorians need through innovation in victim centred system design and precinct based localised delivery of integrated services. 

About the role

Reporting to the Director, Safety, the Manager, Safety is responsible for supporting the Authority in achieving its occupational health and safety objectives, delivering on strategic priorities, and fulfilling its obligations towards its employees, clients, stakeholders and the public. The Manager, Safety is also expected to build collaborative partnerships with people across the Authority.

Some of your main duties will include:

  • maintaining and implementing an integrated safety management framework and system, supporting responses to corporate compliance deliverables such as audit requirements, and contributing to annual reporting and other government reporting for the CSBA
  • driving the safety compliance and performance reporting functions for the CSBA
  • Initiating, managing and strengthening networks with other justice and community safety agencies, such as emergency services (MFB, CFA, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria), WorkSafe Victoria, and other regulatory bodies, to gain support for safety and project delivery decisions.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • experience driving safety requirements on construction projects, with strong experience working effectively with a broad range of project contractors
  • experience in establishing and implementing safety management systems and procedures, including the ability to challenge the status quo and drive tailored solutions
  • experience overseeing and undertaking safety assurance/audit activities in construction
  • occupational health and safety technical expertise in high risk construction work activities e.g. confined spaces, working at heights etc
  • strong working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and related regulations, and other associated legislative requirements.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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