Health, Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner Jobs in Melbourne VIC at Yarra Ranges Council

Title: Health, Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner

Company: Yarra Ranges Council

Location: Melbourne VIC

Why work anywhere else!

Located on Melbourne’s eastern fringe, Yarra Ranges is a geographically varied and demographically diverse council.

Trust, Empowerment, and Innovation underpin everything we do. With our commitment to continuous improvement, ongoing learning and development, every project you work on will enhance your skills and capabilities.

Why our team needs you

Our People and Culture department are currently looking for a Health Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner to join their team. The Health Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner is responsible for strengthening and building health and safety capabilities throughout the organisation with an emphasis on supporting the safety and wellbeing of Council’s employees, councillors, contractors and volunteers.

As a role model for Health and Safety, the position is a key agent for positive change in safety performance and culture within the organisation. The position will consult with key stakeholders to provide advice, support and education that encourage initiatives leading to a safer working environment.

What you’ll bring to our team


Certificate IV or Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and/or less formal qualifications with extensive Health and Safety experience


Partner with and support employees and leaders of Yarra Ranges Council on matters pertaining to Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Facilitate Health & Safety training and internal safety audits

Review and maintain HSMS documentation, data and compliance management

Show great time management and prioritisation

High level interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with customer and stakeholders

Be flexible and adaptable with the ability to work autonomously


Knowledge of, and pragmatic experience in, the health, safety & wellbeing field; safety generalists welcome; specialists should demonstrate how their experience translates

Sound knowledge of the work health and safety legislation and regulations

Experience in conducting and/or participating in incident investigations

Sound understanding in the creation and use of documents such as the Task Risk Register, SWMS, SWPs and Risk Assessments

Experience in development and implementation of Health, Safety and Wellbeing strategies, initiatives, policies and procedures (beneficial but not essential)

Safety Map or other external audits (beneficial but not essential)

Why you’ll want to join us

By joining our team, you will evolve within a dynamic and welcoming organisation that makes serving the community our primary mission. Because diversity is our strength, we encourage all members of the community to apply as we are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

Salary from $89,183 per annum (Band 6), plus superannuation

6-month contract starting mid to late January 2022

Full-time role with flexible/part-time and hybrid working options available

A healthy inclusive work environment with options for flexible working hours

Fortnightly RDO available

Opportunities for training and career development in a progressive organisation

Activity Based Working environment

Close to public transport

Why wait, apply now

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