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Work, Health and Safety Manager

Achieve Australia

Unique opportunity to join our brand new WHS team as a WHS Manager and lead the charge in fostering a culture of safety and well-being.

As the WHS Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing our WHS function. This includes developing and implementing health and safety management systems, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, and promoting a culture of safety through collaborative and consultative approaches.

Why Join Team Achieve?

Achieve Australia takes deliberate steps to hire people from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. We believe this diversity of people makes Achieve a great place to work and better able to deliver quality services to the people we support. We are passionate about inclusion for everyone – our staff and the people we support. We encourage people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, abilities and those who identify with a disability to apply for our roles. Your unique skills and ideas are highly valued by us. Achieve is committed to providing equal opportunities for all.

At Achieve Australia, we put the people we support at the centre of everything we do. As a ‘for purpose’ organisation, we're more than just a workplace. We are a community passionate about bringing inclusion to life for people with disability.

What reasonable adjustments can we make to our recruitment process to welcome you?

We want to meet the best candidates for our jobs. Please email [email protected], using the subject line: Work, Health and Safety Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs, or call us on 02 9066-5550 to discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make so you can take part in our recruitment process and/or visit one of our sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and review health and safety frameworks, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation.
  • Provide advice on the correct implementation of WHS policies.
  • Identify and report hazards and risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Conduct regular safety inspections and follow up on actions.
  • Manage incidents, accidents, and safety breaches, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Implement systems for injury management, prevention, and return to work programs.
  • Lead and manage the WHS team, fostering a safety-conscious culture.
  • Conduct regular safety training for staff and managers.
  • Provide regular reporting to executives and management committees.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Extensive experience in WHS management.
  • Experience with NDS practice framework and/or disability sector is highly regarded.
  • Strong knowledge of health and safety legislation and best practices.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement WHS policies and procedures.
  • Excellent problem-solving and risk assessment skills.
  • Effective communication and leadership abilities.
  • Experience in managing incidents and conducting safety inspections.
  • Ability to analyse data and recommend improvements.
  • Familiarity with injury management and return-to-work programs.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with various stakeholders across the organization.

Achieve Australia has been supporting people with disability for 70 years. Be part of our proud tradition.

Achieve is a registered NDIS provider delivering integrated clinical, health, social, and disability services. Join us in providing exceptional support services in accommodation, community participation supported employment, and support coordination. We operate across Greater Sydney and the Northern Rivers regions in NSW.

What Sets Us Apart

Our Commitment

At Achieve, it's more than a job. Our dedicated staff make a positive difference to the people we support each day and in turn, we support our staff. We value our team in an environment where everyone can proudly be themselves. We embrace diversity, recognising the richness that different life experiences, languages, and cultures bring to our clients and to Achieve as an organisation.

Great employee benefits

  • Salary packaging options mean you keep more of your take home pay before tax.
  • Car leasing is another salary packaging option.
  • Free personal and financial counselling for you and your family.
  • Range of paid leave and flexible work arrangements.
  • Support for a healthy lifestyle, including fitness memberships and wellness programs.
  • Regular training and support to succeed in your role.
  • A strong record of promoting from within.

Do you need more information?

Role description – If you would like a copy of the role description, please email our team on [email protected], using the subject line: Work, Health and Safety Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

About Achieve: visit our website on to learn more about us.

Do you have any questions about this role or need any support applying for the role? email [email protected] or call 02 9066-5550 and we will be in contact with you.

Achieve Australia is committed to safer recruitment practices, which safeguard and promote the welfare of the people we support, and staff are expected to share this commitment. To achieve this, your application may be subject to pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, NDIS Worker Check, Working with Children check, right to work in Australia check. Please note criminal history does not immediately affect employment opportunities.

How to apply:

To register your interest, please click ‘Apply Now’ and provide a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

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