First listed on: 17 May 2024

Program Officer - WorkWell

  • $128,755.00 per annum + superannuation
  • Multiple full-time, ongoing positions available
  • Geelong Location - Hybrid (minimum 3 days in the Geelong office is required) 


These roles support the delivery of the WorkWell Program, a large scale, multi-pronged program that supports WorkSafe’s strategic objectives to reduce harm and improve health and safety outcomes for Victorian workers.

WorkWell supports employers to prevent mental injuries and promote safe and mentally healthy workplaces. WorkWell takes a system level, prevention based approach to address the root causes of poor mental health. In doing so, we build evidence and share knowledge about what it takes to influence behaviours and implement systems to create psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. 

The program provides access to funding opportunities to test and trial workplace interventions, knowledge sharing opportunities and step by step support for employers on how to tackle common workplace issues with a range of helpful digital tools and resources. Core to our work is the monitoring and evaluation of our impact.

About the role

WorkWell is hiring for multiple Programs Officers and will consider complementary skills in determining the make-up of the team.

These roles will lead the design and development of complex behaviour change programs that enable Victorian workplaces to test and trial interventions to prevent mental injury at an industry-level, as well as opportunities to build capability in psychological health and safety across the State.

Equally these roles will also be responsible for end to end program delivery consisting of contract management and adherence to project schedule, budget and quality outputs, stakeholder management, influencing favourable outcomes, project monitoring and reporting, evaluation and translating evidence into practice.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work in multiple project or program teams within WorkWell and across WorkSafe. Collaborate with members of the team and lead the scoping, design and development of projects. The team may be drawn from across the business or from contracted providers to bring the technical and/or operational knowledge required for the project.
  • Seek the input of internal and external stakeholders to build shared ownership. This may involve facilitating meetings and workshops and using co-design principles.
  • Facilitate development of program logic models for projects. Following endorsement of the program logic, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to scope projects and document the purpose, timelines, activities to be delivered, accountabilities and key milestones.
  • Work with relevant internal business partners and external agencies to obtain, analyse and interpret available data required to scope projects, inform decision making and make recommendations.
  • Undertake work identified in project plans and/or co-ordinate with other parts of WorkSafe to deliver on projects. Report on progress against the project plan. Build in review points to determine if the projects or programs are on track or require adjustment.

Please ensure you click here to view the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You will thrive in this role if you are/have:

  • autonomous and adaptable, comfortable operating in a complex authorising environment, and confident advocating for and driving impact in a changing and at times, ambiguous landscape.
  • strong problem solving, research and analytical skills.
  • strong attention to detail and exemplary organisational skills.
  • are a team player who enjoys delivering an impact.
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture.

Skills and experience

  • Experience working in system level behaviour change.
  • Experience working in public health or health promotion.
  • End to end project design, management and evaluation and monitoring skills.
  • Experience translating evidence into practice and distilling complex concepts into easy-to-understand information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management (internal & external).

The successful candidates will build upon the broader WorkWell skills base. Complementary skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation, change management, systems thinking, innovation and grants management will also be viewed favourably.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a related discipline (e.g. public health, health promotion, OHS, health sciences)

Working with Us

At WorkSafe, we aspire for every employee to feel connected, safe and valued in their team, for teams to feel valued in the workplace, and for WorkSafe to be valued in the community.
We believe that a diverse workforce is the key to delivering the best outcomes for the Victorian community and strongly encourage applications from all people, including First Nations people and people with disability, diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, sexualities and genders.

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm on Thursday 30th May, 2024. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and/or Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Rebecca McPherson via email –

About us

WorkSafe's Strategy has our core purpose front of mind – reducing workplace harm and improving outcomes for injured workers. We don’t shy away from the importance of our purpose to the Victorian community, that’s why we have a stated ambition to be world leading.

We want Victoria to be the safest place to work in Australia and one of the safest in the world; and we aspire to be a world leader in return to work after a workplace injury.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

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