First listed on: 18 March 2020

Unit Manager People and Safety 

  • $135K- $145K
  • Leadership role across HR operations and OHS and Wellbeing
  • Implement positive change to improve compliances and reduce risk for our people
  • Full time permanent role


Moreland is a vibrant and energetic place, highly regarded for its cosmopolitan community, array of fabulous festivals, cool pools, eclectic shops, scenic bike paths and its community of artists and creative industries. A progressive council with 180,000 residents, Moreland is proud of its diversity and its ambitions for environmental sustainability, social justice and community wellbeing. With its Civic Centre located in Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food and cafés right at their doorstep. Moreland City Council is a great place to live, work and play.

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Moreland Council strives to be a contemporary, innovative and collaborative organisation with a deep commitment to, and engagement with, their community.


Reporting to the Manager Human Resource Operations, this role will require you to lead and empower the team of 8, including the HR Business Partners and OHS / Health and Wellbeing Advisors.

To ensure success in this role, we are seeking a professional with proven background in both HR and OHS, who is engaging, articulate and has exceptional stakeholder engagement and business partnering skills. You will be well versed in legislative requirements across both HR / OHS and demonstrate strategic foresight coupled with operational agility. Furthermore, you demonstrate strong customer service values and a commitment to continuous improvement.

You are highly regarded for your ability to be solution focussed and ability to shape policy, drive improvement activities across the employee life cycle, deliver end to end case management and effectively liaise with diverse stakeholders (staff, unions, industrial advisors, legal practitioners, WorkCover insurers and Worksafe).

For further information or a confidential conversation, please contact Vanessa O'Toole on 9240 1165 or to apply online, go to Careers at Moreland at

Applications close: 1 April 2020.  Interviews will be conducted on the 7th or 8th April 2020.

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Applicants for Council positions must be entitled to work in Australia.

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