Health, Safety and Wellbeing Lead

About EPA Victoria (EPA)

EPA works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the environment & human health by preventing & reducing pollution & waste.

EPA sets & enforces environmental standards & strives to achieve clean air, healthy waterways, safe land & minimal disturbances from noise & odour for Victorians.

EPA is Victoria's trusted voice on environmental protection for community, industry & Government.

We are recruiting for roles following the Victorian Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. These new positions will help EPA meet the challenges posed by a changing climate, growing population & evolving economy.

At EPA you can make a real difference to your career, work-life balance, future & most importantly, our environment.

Job Details
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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Occupational Health and Safety
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EPAA60159
Closing Date: 24-Mar-2019
Salary Range: $118,908 - $139,017
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Health, Safety & Wellbeing Lead - EPA601159 PD.pdf (PDF, 299KB)
Candidate Report

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Lead - EPA601159 PD.docx (Word, 259KB)
Candidate Report

Contact: David Aberdeen, Director People & Culture

Position Details

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Lead

EPA have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and engaging Health, Safety and Well-being Lead to join our People and Culture team.

As the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Lead you will provide strategic direction for EPA and its staff, by developing and leading the implementation and execution of EPAs Health, Safety and Wellbeing strategy. 

You will work closely with business leaders and staff through leading, coaching, guiding and mentoring the business managers in the identification of health, safety and well-being needs and development of solutions.  And you will also support and assist the business by undertaking operational tasks and duties associated with health, safety and well-being, injury prevention and management, and risk mitigation.

The successful candidate will display a genuine passion and interest in the health, safety and well being of our people and will demonstrate:

  • Experience in implementing and developing OHS policy, systems and procedures
  • Experience in OHS investigation and auditing
  • Ability to plan and manage systems, processes, budgets and resources to achieve OHS targets and desired outcomes
  • Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team and work collaboratively with other senior managers and cross-organisational teams;
  • Strong working knowledge of OHS legislation, frameworks, systems and processes, as well as injury and claims management
  • Ability to deliver positive organisational results in the field of health, safety and wellbeing.

How to Apply: Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services.

Applicants should submit a:

  • Cover letter addressing your experience, achievements, motivations and suitability to the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Lead role, and
  • Resume including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight on Sunday 24 March 2019.

For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.
All queries in relation to this role should be directed to David Aberdeen, Director People and Culture on

All prospective employees are required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.
Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required.
EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, that drive innovation and success in everything we do.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force.
If you require advice and support with the application process please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842.
EPA Victoria utilise an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to similar roles within a 12 month period.
Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.
For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit

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