Psychological Safety and Wellbeing Manager

Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Newly created and rewarding advisory role within our Health, Safety and Wellbeing team
  • Full time, ongoing role, based at our Hawthorn campus
  • Attractive salary package and benefits

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 experienced professional to take on the role of Psychological Safety & Wellbeing Manager to manage the Health and Wellbeing framework to enable a healthy University.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • identifying and evaluating psychosocial hazards and developing and implementing programs to manage the associated risks to prevent injury and illness; and
  • collaborating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to develop health and wellbeing systems, programs and resources that are evidence based, enhance the employee and student experience and positively impact the Swinburne community.

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:

  • Postgraduate qualification in psychology.
  • Extensive experience working as a psychologist in organisational settings (Organisational Psychologists or Clinical Psychologists with organisational experience are highly encouraged to apply).
  • An in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of occupational psychological risk management and the regulatory environment relevant to workplaces.
  • A valid working with children’s check card (or ability to obtain prior to or upon commencement)
  • Completed or ability to obtain Police background check.

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, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

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 Wednesday 3 November 2021

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)