First listed on: 19 October 2018
Workplace Health & Safety Advisor / Partner - 12 month fixed term contract 

Forever New is one of Australia's fastest growing fashion clothing and accessories brands, proud to be founded in Melbourne during late 2006. Now in our eleventh year, Forever New has been on a journey of global expansion and today operates in over 300 stores globally.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity exists for a well-rounded Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) Advisor join our progressive HR team in a 12 month contract capacity, based at our Head Office in Richmond.   Reporting to the HR Manager – Corporate, this WHS role will manage operational activities and will be responsible for implementing and maintaining WH&S systems for the Company in accordance with legislative requirements.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement and maintain WHS management systems for the Company’s footprint spanning a Head Office, retail stores and warehouse in accordance with applicable standards and legislation
  • Coordinate WHS committee meetings and associated reporting of recommendations
  • Prepare reports for the Board and Executive management
  • Monitor and report on incident, injury and hazards
  • Review and enhance WHS training resources and facilitate training activities
  • Manage hazard identification, risk assessment and risk management activities, ensuring corrective actions, preventative actions and continues improvements are effectively implemented
  • In consultation with relevant managers and WH&S representatives, undertake hazard and incident investigations; facilitate the development and implementation of risk controls and monitor their effectiveness
  • Act as an advocate in relation to the implementation and continuous improvement of safety, actively seek areas of opportunity and continuous improvement across WHS
  • Manage WHS workplace auditing activities including audits, inspections, hazard/near miss reporting and risk assessments
  • Develop and coordinate programs and initiatives to ensure ongoing hazard identification, risk assessment, risk management, electrical testing, safe plant and safe working practices across the Company’s footprint
  • Act as a mentor to staff and management in relation to the implementation and continuous improvement of safety
  • Manage Workcover claims, reporting and return to work activities in conjunction with HR
  • Continually assist in the improvement of health and safety systems and processes to eliminate duplication, improve efficiency and customer service; and
  • Coordinate the Company’s Contractor Management procedure

The Requirements:

You will be a self-motivated, enthusiastic WHS specialist who is driven to achieve results and can easily alternate between the strategic and operational elements of this role. A full understanding of Australian Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, Standards and Regulations is essential for this role and you will possess relevant qualifications in Risk Management or Occupational Health & Safety (or equivalent).

In addition, the following skills and attributes will contribute to your success in the role:

  • Energetic, self-motivated and action oriented
  • Approachable and motivated to hit the ground running in this fast-paced environment
  • Solutions focused with the ability to make quality decisions
  • Proven WHS experience acquired from undertaking a like position in a retail environment
  • Well-developed networking, influencing, communication, consulting and organisation skills

About us:

Join a privately owned globally expanding retailer who are dedicated to team collaboration and innovation whilst promoting our vision and values – ‘Inspiring Confidence and Beauty’. Forever New is an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and dynamic environment. Our aim is to ensure that we have and culture which is engaging, collaborative and energetic.
Forever New benefits include:

  • Generous employee discounts and benefits including the cafes in our business park
  • Work for an international expanding global retailer
  • Subsidised car parking
  • New offices located in Richmond close to public transport
  • Enjoy our exciting social committee events, regular sample sales and team events

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