Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Director - Work, Health and Safety
Details: The Suburban Land Agency (SLA) is focussed and committed to the delivery of high quality, effective Work Health and Safety (WHS) for our people.
The Agency’s Governance and Corporate Services Branch is looking for an experienced and motivated WHS and risk expert who thrives working in a team, is a practical and strategic thinker and who demonstrates strong leadership and engagement skills.
The Governance and Corporate Services Branch works as a team to support each other. We are supportive, and enthusiastic and wanting someone to join us who can work across our diverse Branch to provide leadership in times where Senior Directors are not available.
The Governance and Corporate Services branch is responsible for supporting the Board, Work Health and Safety (WHS), Human Resources (HR), corporate support, Project Management Office (PMO), legal services, and over governance and risk for the Agency including overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business.
The Director, WHS is part of the Agency’s Governance and Corporate Services Branch and reports to the Senior Director, Corporate Services and People and Capability. In this key position you will provide high level advice to Agency Executive, Board, audit committees and staff and is responsible for WHS and wellbeing initiatives.
This role will work collaborative with Agency staff, Work Safe and WHS colleagues across the ACT Public Service, including EPSDD. The Director, WHS will lead several WHS committees, participate in Whole of Government project working groups, and respond to audit recommendations and will work closely with the Branch Governance team on risk related matters.
To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in managing WHS in a range of operational environments and the ability to design and develop WHS and wellbeing policies, guidelines, and initiatives to support the activities of the Agency.
You will be a strategic negotiator and communicator that builds and maintains effective stakeholder relations across all levels within Government. And you will apply a continuous improvement and measured approach to embedding WHS within the Agency, and lead by example to establish a culture that prioritises the health and wellbeing of staff.
How to Apply: Expressions of Interest are sought from potential candidates and should include a supporting statement of no more than two pages outlining experience and/or ability in the above areas, contact details of at least two referees and a current curriculum vitae.
Applications should be submitted to the Contact Officer.
Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Leaders and Senior Management
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.
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