Manager Workplace Health & Safety - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 15/07/2022
REF: GMCmwh062
Applications for this listing are closed

Manager Workplace Health & Safety

Close Date: 15/07/2022
REF: GMCmwh062
  • Bring contemporary and proactive leadership
  • Contribute to fostering an inspirational workplace
  • Make a difference from day one

The Position
Reporting to the Chief People & Risk Officer, the Workplace Health & Safety Manager provides strategic leadership and focus on prevention and active risk management to develop and implement innovative solutions that assist with the facilitation and delivery of mature OH&S initiatives to positively influence Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT’s) overall safety performance and culture.
Direct reports include a professional team of a Senior OH&S Advisor, OH&S Administrative Officer, OH&S Coordinator, OH&S Supervisor & Wellbeing Business Partner.
The role has the following key objectives:

  • Enables the Board, CEO and Executives to meet their obligations for the care, protection, and support of GMCT’s people, taking in physical and psychological health and safety and wellbeing.
  • Provides clear, sophisticated, and timely advice and reports to the CPRO on strategic and complex OH&S issues, ensuring alignment with the strategic priorities of GMCT and the stewardship of Board and Sub-Committees.
  • Implements an incident and accident-free work culture with well-developed contemporary, practical, and effective OH&S management strategies that align with the direction of GMCT.
  • Provides strong leadership skills to lead the continuous improvement of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing team by increasing their capability, capacity, and efficiency within work systems to build a strong, high performing team that consistently deliver results.

Success requires:

  • Significant professional, specialist, and management experience in the areas of physical and psychological health, safety and wellbeing with a thorough understanding in developing and implementing a strong safety culture through the development of OH&S strategy and programs.
  • High-level expertise in OH&S consultation with a demonstrated ability to problem solve through negotiation and collaboration.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to provide intelligent, strategic, and politically astute advice to Board, Executives, and committees in relation to health, safety, and wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategic and operational change processes with authenticity, credibility, and a growth mindset.
  • A relevant undergraduate degree qualification in Workplace Health and Safety or postgraduate qualifications in specialist Work Health and Safety matters; and/or equivalent level of expertise gained from other related disciplines with a combination of significant high-level experience, professional accreditation, and qualifications.
  • Current drivers’ licence.

The Organisation
At GMCT, we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ.
In line with the directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, all roles at GMCT require staff to be mandatorily vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.
GMCT is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments. Where possible, GMCT will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.  If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.
Applications close: Friday 15 July 2022
To apply – please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference GMCmwh0622, addressing your cover letter with an impactful example against each key selection criteria and resume to David Baber of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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