First listed on: 11 June 2018

About the role:

Governance provides support to the services areas across all of VMCH’s operations. It is responsible for the provision of expert advice and creating frameworks in a number of areas including: safety and wellbeing (OHS) (including workers’ compensation), risk, privacy, records, quality including clinical quality, legal, compliance, risk, regulation and governance.

The Safety & Risk Manager is responsible to lead the Safety & Risk unit within the Governance division.

The position works collaboratively to ensure innovative, best practice procedures, structures, frameworks and processes are in place across VMCH in relation to safety & wellbeing (including workers’ compensation), risk, business continuity and emergency management.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Safety & Risk team to set goals and expectations in order to deliver operational excellence and promote a positive and proactive team culture.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of an audit program to meet safety & wellbeing requirements.
  • Oversee, coordinate, maintain and continuously improved the Safety & Risk programs including the workers’ compensation claims management in accordance with legislative requirements.
  • Ensure risk and safety & wellbeing policies, plans and processes are in place to allow VMCH to continually improve its risk management and safety culture.

You will have:

  • Qualifications and demonstrated experience in OHS (Safety & Wellbeing) and risk.
  • Strong conceptual, strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with managers and staff, working in partnership with service delivery teams to achieve a positive safety culture.

About Us:

Through our passion and commitment to everyday people, Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) works in partnership with people of all ages and abilities. From all faiths and backgrounds, to achieve their goals, remain connected to their community and maintain independence.

We’re a Catholic not-for-profit organisation, providing services to 7,600 people across Victoria. Ask anyone at VMCH and you’ll find we’re driven by wanting to achieve outcomes that enhance the lives of older Australians, people with disability, families and carers.

We have a long history in listening to what people want and need. By making sure we can deliver services to match those needs, we can offer greater choice and opportunity to our customers. We want to help build compassionate and sustainable communities, so everyone is included.

Today we offer services that cover affordable housing options, residential aged care, retirement living, home community and disability services and specialist education. We’re an agile organisation constantly improving how we do things.

Our organisation is committed to being an employer of choice and provides employees with:

  • A Supportive Working Environment & Workplace Culture
  • Ongoing Professional Development & Career Pathways
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Purposeful & Meaningful Work
  • Salary Packaging Benefits

To review the position description, please click the link:  PD Safety and Risk Manager June 2018.pdf

If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

Applications close: Sunday 17 June 2018 at 11:30pm

Permission to conduct a criminal records check and Evidence of Australian Work Rights will be required.

If you have been a citizen or a permanent resident of a country other than Australia or have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the last 10 years, you may need to provide a copy of your international police check before an offer of employment can be made.


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