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Work Health and Safety Operations Manager

  • 500152
  • Human Resources
  • Full time permanent
  • Leadership role, strategise, coach, support and mentor 
  • Work with Uniting - Highly regarded leading NFP 
  • Hybrid work model, Great base + salary packaging benefits

Diverse, inclusive workplace Everything we do is driven by who we are

You'll be an integral member and leader of the WHS team in the People experience directorate of Uniting through the following;

Key Accountabilities:

  • Take a lead role in the management of any WHS related matters impacting sites as they relate to Safety Regulator, Union or other body and escalate to Head of WHS & IM as appropriate
  • Be responsible for the implementation of the WHS strategic plan across service operations including the Seniors and Communities directorates as set by the Uniting Board, Executive team and Head of WHS & IM.
  • Manage the implementation of the strategic plan by ensuring the tactical deliverables of that plan are delivered across service operations.
  • Manage a small team of WHS Business Partners to deliver the WHS Strategic plan inclusive of leadership and supervisory functions
  • Provide a leadership role to the Seniors and Communities management teams in collaboration with the Head of WHS & IM.
  • Actively engage and participate in the performance management framework and review processes at Uniting.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities to ensure that we are delivering quality and safe services

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience 

About you:

  • Typically this role will require 7+ years experience in your field of expertise. 
  • You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organized, systematic, thorough, accurate and disciplined. 
  • You will be continuing to develop in your area of expertise and be expected to provide innovative ideas to solve problems in your discipline. 
  • It is expected that you will be developing good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required.

Even better:

  • Experience managing a small team of safety advisors/consultants/partners
  • Experience implementing safety management systems aligned to ISO45001
  • Lead auditor qualifications
  • ICAM or other incident investigation qualifications
  • Mental Health First Aid Officer qualifications

To review a copy of the position in detail, please click on the link below to access the PD

 WHS Operations Manager PD.docx

At Uniting, we offer an amazing culture, exceptional benefits and we work hard to achieve our main goals always keeping in mind our values and ethics.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

  • You will be joining an innovative, agile, supportive team
  • Have access to superb Not-for-Profit benefits - an extra $16k tax free+++
  • An EVP that is well developed, accessible, and created to assist and support you
  • We truly promote from within - career progression actively encouraged
  • Ideas and solutions are key and always welcome - we listen!

For a confidential discussion about the role and salary range please don't hesitate to contact Louise Massie on 0422 154 242 or via email at

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt - please send your CV and a cover note detailing WHY this role appeals to you.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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