Manager, Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Hawthorn, Australia
Monday, 18 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Outstanding leadership and advisory role within our Health, Safety and Wellbeing team
  • Full time, fixed term until Feb 2023. Based at our Hawthorn campus
  • Salary: up to $125, 430 base plus 17% superannuation

About the Job

Swinburne is embarking on an exciting journey, working towards our new vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. We are seeking an outstanding and experienced leader take on the position of Manager, Health, Safety & Wellbeing and will manage the provision of workplace health & safety, emergency management and injury management services to managers and staff within the university across a broad range of health, safety and wellbeing issues and lead the respective teams.

Reporting into the Director HS&W, you will be responsible for the following key areas:

  • develop the university wide Safety Management System and oversee its implementation providing a positive user experience and enabling the university to meet its legal obligations.
  • lead major improvement projects to meet strategic risk management objectives.
  • partner with varied internal and external stakeholders in developing, implementing and/or improving Health, Safety & Wellbeing policies, systems and programmes.

Please note: this position will be available to commence immediately

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

To be suitable for the role you will possess:

  • A postgraduate degree in occupational health and safety or related discipline along with extensive relevant experience
  • An in depth knowledge and practical understanding of HS&W legislation, compliance codes and strategies for their successful deployment across the University
  • Proven people management experience, including the ability to develop, manage and motivate a team
  • Proven capacity to consult effectively on workplace risk assessments and development of practical resolution strategies

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Private health insurance discounts

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume and cover letter.

For further information about this position, contact Paul Kozina (Director - Health, Safety & Wellbeing) by email:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Swinburne workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement

Applications close at 5 pm, on Tuesday 2 November 2021

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)