First listed on: 01 July 2024

Public & Precinct Safety Manager


About the role 

Melbourne and Olympic Parks (M&OP) operates one of the world's most recognisable events precincts. Creating a safe and healthy environment for our people, guests and stakeholders is critical to our continued success and a key part of our social licence to operate. 

Reporting to the Director of Safety, this new senior role in our innovative Safety Team will deliver a key aspect of our strategy by providing ongoing confidence that our patrons and people are safe from biological and physical hazards while at our precinct. 

Here are some of the game-changing things you will have the opportunity to be involved in: 

Public Safety 

You will develop and deliver a public safety program as well as provide oversight, assurance activities and ongoing opportunities for modernisation for the entire precinct including: 

  • House Keeping Standards: Lead the delivery of a strategic housekeeping uplift program across the whole Precinct to improve the hygiene maintenance standards now and into the future. 
  • Workplace Facilities Compliance: Maintain and track compliance with the WorkSafe Victoria's 'Workplace facilities and the working environment' Compliance Code.
  • Precinct Hygiene: Develop and oversee a maintenance and assurance program for all facilities with a public hygiene risk. 

Occupational Hygiene Safety 

You will provide SME support to the business relating to existing and emerging occupational hygiene hazards such as: 

  • Food and Beverage: Support our F&B Business Partners with general safety business partner support as well as being involved in key Food Safety and Hygiene decision making. 
  • Chemical Management: Maintain our chemical management system including storage, handling, and emergency management. 
  • Asbestos Register: Manage the precinct Asbestos Register to comprehensively list all asbestos in an accessible way. 
  • Noise Monitoring and Hearing Protection: Create and manage a framework for Occupational and Environmental Noise Monitoring. 
  • Biological Hazard Management: Develop and manage a framework to identify and control biological hazards in all forms including exposure monitoring. 

What you will bring to the role: 

You are an influential, impactful leader 

You have a highly collaborative and supportive leadership style, and you thrive at building and maintaining strong, mutually beneficial relationships. This, coupled with your deep functional expertise in health and safety, you are ready to have a lasting impact on one of the best sport and entertainment precincts in the world. 

You strive for continuous improvement 

You are curious and look for better ways of doing things that balance productivity and outcomes. Health, safety, data, and education play a key role in your approach, and you actively advocate projects and enhancements in these areas. 

The customer is at the heart of everything you do 

You care deeply about the health and safety of our employees and customers. Whether it is supporting leaders at an individual level to adjust processes and educate their teams or developing organisational wide frameworks to enhance the health and safety of our precinct. 

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Occupational Hygiene Qualification and Certification (AIOH) or equivalent industry knowledge/experience 
  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent industry experience 
  • Extensive safety experience in a large, varied, and complex operational organisation/s. 
  • Ability to work autonomously to deliver results on critical safety projects. 
  • Extensive and demonstratable knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and associated Public Safety compliance codes. 
  • Ability to translate complex safety information into practical and easy to understand advice. 
  • Demonstrated ability to not only develop reports but interpret the data to tell a story and provide new insights. 

A bit about us 

Melbourne & Olympic Park (M&OP) is an iconic, multi-venue precinct with few parallels globally. We showcase Melbourne to the world during the Australian Open and deliver hundreds of entertainment, sporting, and community events each year across our world class venues. 

At M&OP we are passionate about delivering world class customer experiences to every person, every event, every time. How do we do this? By seeking out the best talent to build a high performance, integrated team who are passionate about creating exceptional experiences for our guests. 

Melbourne & Olympic Parks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For further information on Melbourne & Olympic Parks visit our careers page. 

Please note successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment screening. This includes but is not limited to a national police check and working with children check. M&OP may withdraw an employment offer in the event of an unsatisfactory screening result. 

Please note M&OP operates a direct sourcing model so we ask that agencies do not get in touch regarding this vacancy.

M&OP values the privacy of every individual's personal information and is committed to the protection of personal information. Your personal information is handled in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic.). Please refer to the M&OP Careers Page for more information. 

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