WHS and Wellbeing Manager

Job No: IW0919
Location: Petersham

Are you up for the challenge!!

Council is committed to ensuring we meet the highest standards of safety across all sites and are looking for a WHS and Wellbeing Manager to transform our safety systems and culture to deliver on this commitment.

With the full support of our CEO and Directors, we are seeking an experienced WHS and Wellbeing Manager for this business-critical role of safety leadership across the business. Ideally you will have experience working to self-insurance WHS standards.

You will have extensive understanding of WHS, workers comp and wellbeing combined with demonstrated experience within a strategic safety leadership position. It is vital you have experience in a large, complex organisation, over multiple sites, with both white- and blue-collar workforce.

Please read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role.  


A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the  successful candidate. 


  • Strong learning and development focus and culture
  • Health and wellbeing programs including a subsidized gym membership to a network of Sydney gyms 
  • Social sports groups

Key duties

  • Development, continuous review and improvement of the WHS and Injury Management systems, and practices to ensure standards would comply with the self-insurance framework and legislative requirements.
  • Responsible for the effective implementation of the WHS management system and champion for driving a high safety culture throughout Council.
  • Conduct systems audits, implement corrective actions, provide support and advice to continuously improve WHS performance.

Some of the required skills, experience and qualifications

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications and or demonstrated relevant experience at a senior safety specialist level in a diverse organisation
  2. Proven ability and success working in a self-insurance compliance environment
  3. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to develop and maintain effective workplace relationships and stakeholder management through an approachable style with a passion for safety improvement and customer service       


Peter Livanes, Senior Manager Business Excellence, Risk, WHS and Customer Service on 9392 5147

Closing Date

Wednesday 11 December 2019

NOTE: Screening of applications will commence as soon as applications are received.  Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend interviews on 16/12/2019 - 17/12/2019

How to Apply

We recommend you read the Position Description for the role to make sure your application addresses the requirements of the position. Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants. Please advise us within the application if you need support, reasonable adjustments to participate successfully in the recruitment process.

To apply for this role, please fill out the questions below - on the following page you'll be asked to add your resume. At this stage of the process, depending on the position you are applying, we may also ask for a range of documents such as copies of your qualification(s), working with children checks, licences/tickets, drawings/examples. Therefore please make sure you have these ready before you apply. 

Eligibility for employment/Pre employment Checks

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks as required for the position. This may include police records checks, certified copies of relevant qualifications, Driver’s Licence and proof of work rights in Australia.
Copies of any certified documents will be kept by IWC for its records as proof of verification. For more information about work rights in Australia please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.


Inner West Council is a Diversity employer. We encourage applications from all candidates.

Council is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged workers to apply.

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