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Senior OHS / Return to Work / Quality Assurance Officer

Waverley Social Enterprises

We are seeking a dedicated Senior Occupational Health and Safety, Return to Work Coordinator, and Quality Assurance Officer with Facility Maintenance responsibilities to join our team. To support our vision, strategy to grow, and commitment to creating an inclusive, safe, and high-quality environment for our clients and staff.

Position Overview

This multifaceted role combines the critical functions of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Return to Work (RTW) coordination, Quality Assurance (QA), and Facility Maintenance, ensuring our organisation adheres to compliance standards, promotes a safe working environment, and maintains the highest quality of service delivery. Working closely with cross-functional departments to ensure compliance with industry regulations, quality standards, and best practices. This role will be instrumental in developing, implementing, and monitoring health and safety policies, coordinating effective return to work programs, overseeing quality assurance processes, and managing facility maintenance tasks.

Key Aspects of the Role:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a robust OH&S Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Monitor and evaluate OH&S processes to ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Coordinate RTW programs, including liaising with healthcare providers, employees, and management to facilitate effective and timely returns to work.
  • Conduct regular audits and inspections to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions.
  • Promote a culture of safety throughout the organization.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives to enhance OH&S performance and quality, driving change where required in reports during scheduled meetings with Audit and Risk Committee.
  • Ensuring quality and procedures aligned within ISO:9001 certifications.

To be successful in the role we are looking for:

  • Relevant education in OH&S, quality management, or related field.
  • Certified in Return-to-Work Coordination and Quality Assurance Management (desired).
  • Understanding of ISO:9001 and HACCP certification, and obtained relevant professional certifications related to auditing and quality assurance.
  • Orientation towards continual learning to keep up with changing standards, best practice, and regulations.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Strong commitment to safety, attention to detail, and effective leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience working within Not for Profit Sector, Disability Services and Warehousing ( a preference, not essential).

If you are passionate about occupational health and safety, have a strong background in quality assurance, and are ready to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to apply for the OH&S Quality Assurance Lead position at Waverley.

About Us

Waverley Social Enterprises is embarking on an exciting transformation driven by the vision to offer our unique environment to more people living with disabilities, and to be a recognised leader in the disability supported employment services sector.

We are a NDIS Provider that currently supports over 300 people living with disabilities across our 2 sites, Notting Hill, and Hallam. We have employment opportunities in packaging, assembly, warehouse, gardening, catering, and a large & devoted client base who share our vision and purpose.

We strive to provide innovative and meaningful employment for people living with a disability in a supported work environment, underpinned by offering significant positive social impact and outcomes from the employment and training our employees are provided.

Our company values are important to us and are the core basis of our culture: Recognition, Easy to do business with, Service, Positivity, Excellence, Collaboration & Trust.

As we expand our operations, we are seeking a highly skilled and motivated OH&S/ Quality Assurance Lead to join our dynamic and growing team.

What benefits can WSE provide to you?

Waverley Social Enterprises offers a working environment where staff team building is encouraged, building a sense of community, and importantly making work fun! all underpinned by recognition and inclusivity of individuals.

Remuneration is competitive within the disability sector; this includes salary packaging as an optional benefit.

How to Apply

  • Step 1. If you have any queries about the role, reach out to our Talent Acquisition Officer [email protected] using the subject line: Senior OHS / Return to Work / Quality Assurance Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs for additional information.
  • Step 2. Research Waverley Social Enterprises (just an overview of what we do and who we are).
  • Step 3. Apply via the "Apply Now" button with your up-to-date resume and cover letter that includes details about your relevant experience and why you are passionate about potentially working for Waverley Social Enterprises, addressing the key criteria.

We encourage applications from candidates of all abilities to apply.

Important note - Only candidates with valid working rights and permanent residency status will be considered for this position. Offers of employment will be subject to an NDIS Clearance check, and WWC.

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