Senior Health, Safety & Wellbeing Consultant

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, ongoing role at our Hawthorn campus

About the Job
As a member of the Health Safety & Wellbeing (HSW) team, you will provide timely delivery and specialist advice and support to managers and staff within the University across a broad range of Health, Safety & Wellbeing issues.

The emphasis of the advice provided to line managers is on best practice HSW strategies and solutions, which ensure the University both meets all its legal obligations and provides a safe and satisfying workplace for all its employees.

You will be a natural communicator and work closely with the Manager, HSW and partner with varied internal and external stakeholders to identify, develop, implement and/or improve Health, Safety & Wellbeing policies, systems and programmes to meet strategic risk management objectives.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About People & Culture
Help connect people with our vision and strategy. The People and Culture team at Swinburne engage, support and inspire our most valuable asset: our people. We provide strategic advice and solutions across the University’s full range of people and culture services.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• A degree in occupational health and safety or related discipline along with subsequent relevant experience
• An in depth knowledge and practical understanding of HSW legislation, compliance codes and strategies for their successful deployment across the University
• Proven capacity to consult effectively on workplace risk assessments and development of practical resolution strategies
• Proven organisational skills with the ability to balance competing demands, prioritise effectively and work to deadlines

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Karina Ibbetson (Manager, Health, Safety and Wellbeing) via email

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Manager, Maree Norden, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 15 October 2021

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

This is a readvertised role.  Previous applicants do not need to reapply.


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