Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor x 3

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

• Full-Time, 6-month fixed term contract
• 3 roles available
• VPS Grade 4.1 ($92,332 - $104,762, plus superannuation)
• Supportive, inclusive and high-performing work culture
Job Details
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Department: Victorian Electoral Commission
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Occupational Health and Safety
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VEC/VEC/1799712
Closing Date: 21-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: 6 Months
Attachments: 253 - Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 119KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Olivia Zelenjak

Position Details

Why join us
At the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) we are not just about elections, we are about enabling all Victorians to actively participate in their democracy. The VEC conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community. Our goal is to be change ready and responsive to legislative changes and community expectations in a dynamic and complex operating environment. Our vision is for all Victorians to actively participate in their democracy.

Join our values-driven workplace culture committed to excellence, innovation, and professional growth. Explore opportunities for development and collaboration across VEC branches. Apply now to make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process.

What you will be doing

Reporting directly to Principal Consultant OHS, this role will be responsible for:

• Supporting the implementation of Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) policies and procedures within the VEC
• Providing end-to-end HSW support to the VEC's permanent and temporary workforce leading up to and during the Local Government election 2024 (LG2024).
• Supporting Election Offices and Central sites to manage hazards and incidents
• Providing support to any injured or ill employees.

What you will bring to the role

• Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation and modern developments in OHS, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004) and the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in effectively managing health, safety and wellbeing in a high paced, and varied environment.
• Experience in the management of work related and personal injuries / illnesses, and workers compensation claims.
• Well-developed interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
• Commitment to the VEC's core values

How to apply

All applicants must submit:

• a current CV and cover letter with responses to Key Selection Criteria (KSC) 6.2, 6.3 and 6.7 as listed in the position description.
• Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button (below). The VEC can only accept applications lodged via Victorian Government Careers website.

Applications close at 11:59pm on 21 June 2024.

We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people to apply. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplaces with the people we employ, and at the ballot box with the people we serve. We aim to create a workplace that is inclusive, equitable, and safe for all. We understand that candidates may need adjustments in the recruitment process and/or workplace. For any questions or request for accommodations, please e-mail Successful applicants will be required to satisfy character clearance requirements, including but not limited to national police check and working with children check. In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants to disclose specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Learn more about disclosing political activities.

VEC contact details
For further information please contact Olivia Zelenjak (03 8620 1339 or


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