Careers at the Brotherhood

Health, Safety and Compliance Officer

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Work type: Maximum Term Part-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Community Development, Occupational Health and Safety

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Work, Economic Security and Social Inclusion (WESSI) unit sits within the Community Programs division with a specific focus on maximising people’s employment readiness, financial capacity building, as well as fostering a sense of social and community inclusion.

Main responsibilities of the role:   

The Health, Safety & Compliance Officer will work with the Operations Manager to ensure the Given the Chance team meets and maintains all compliance and risk management framework requirements. The position will assist in ensuring that the overall governance, all processes
managed and delivered by the Given the Chance team meet the required standards.
The position will provide support for the delivery team, ensuring continuous improvement through accurate documented processes, audits and collaborative feedback.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Detailed understanding and application of employment and work health and safety legislative requirements
  • Proven experience in providing risk assessments and recommendations to offset risk.
  • Experience in conducting internal and/or external auditing
  • Understanding of diversity groups including asylum seekers, refugees, people with a disability, mature aged jobseekers, young learners and parents with young children seeking work
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Proven written communication skills and the ability to produce accurate reports, briefs and materials and presentations to broad audiences
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Demonstrated time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines and targets.
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood

This is a Part-Time 12 month Maximum Term position working 23 hours per week based in Fitzroy 

Salary will be in the range of $71,000 - $76,000 pro rata per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role phone Marija Sobot on 0490124941

As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. 



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