Senior Consultant, Health Safety & Wellbeing

Swinburne University of Technology

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HEW 8: attractive salary and benefits
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About Swinburne
Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

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 ensures the University both meets all it’s legal obligations and provides a safe and satisfying workplace for all employees.

The Senior HSW Consultant will work closely with the Senior 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.

Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • 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
  • High level interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to shape problem and issue resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently and provide professional advice across a range of HSW issues

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

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

Further information and how to apply
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To view the position description or to start an application click on apply at the bottom of this page and submit a resume and cover letter.

For further information about the position, please contact James Meyer, Recruitment Consultant via email

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5 pm, Wednesday 20 March 2019


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