First listed on: 18 February 2020

Associate Director Work Health Safety

What can we offer you?
  • Career development
  • Work/life balance
  • A culture focussed on core values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment
What are we looking for?
  • Enthusiastic team members with a 'can-do' attitude
  • Commitment to outstanding customer service
  • Innovative thinkers who strive for excellence

The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and operational direction to key teams within the Work Health & Safety (WHS) teams within the Clinical Governance & Safety directorate. Specifically, the role will provide operational leadership, guidance and support to the Safety, Recover at Work and WHS Audit and Investigations teams.  The role will lead these teams of subject matter experts, guiding them through problem solving and solution design in order to support and achieve safety excellence throughout HealthShare NSW.

The role will provide strategic guidance on WHS and workers compensation matters which will inform HealthShare?s strategic plan

Success in this role will require leadership, influence and skillful collaboration with multiple stakeholders including strong people leadership and management skills that promote a performance based, innovative, responsible and accountable customer and patient focused constructive culture.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 6
Remuneration: $164,767 - $180,263 per annum
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ150646
Location: Zenith Centre, Chatswood

Where you?ll be working

HealthShare NSW is the backbone of the NSW public health and hospital system, supplying critical support and administrative services behind the scenes so hospitals can do the important work of caring for patients. We provide food, patient support and linen services, payroll, patient transport services, procurement and corporate services to the NSW public health system. Our more than 7,500 employees make a difference to the lives of patients in public hospitals every day and you can too! Learn more at

HealthShare NSW values diversity. 

We are committed to working towards a more diverse workforce and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates, those with special needs and those who identify with being LGBTIQ+ to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and would like some more information about applying for a role within HealthShare NSW, please contact one of our Aboriginal Workforce Consultants

If you are a person with disability and require information or specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the Access and Inclusion Lead by email

We are an organisation of excellence when it comes to the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff. We expect and encourage all staff to do more than simply comply with policies and procedures. We seek a genuine commitment from all staff to embed safety in every aspect of our work. We actively promote flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, encourage proactive strategies designed to minimise injuries, respond quickly to incidents, and work to continually improve the culture of safety in our workplaces.

You will be asked to complete psychometric assessment (e.g. personality and cognitive abilities assessments) in the recruitment process for this position.

To apply for this role you need to attach your resume, answer all targeted questions and demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. We are looking for you to show how your skills and capabilities match those described in the Position Description, so please respond with this in mind.

Targeted questions:

1. Collaborative people leadership is key to success in this role.  Please describe your most successful project / task where you have had to bring together passionate subject matter experts with strong opinions to problem solve and build new solutions.  Include your role, the deliverables and how you met timelines, scope and resourcing.

2. Provide an example of a time when you actively sort out an opportunity to engage and collaborate with stakeholders to develop organisational change or a solution to a broader organisational issue. Describe the situation, what you did and the outcome. Include whether or not the change/solution was in an area of your own subject matter expertise, or where you had the least amount of experience.

3. How do you coach and mentor your staff? Provide an example outlining how you linked the coaching and mentoring to the staff members professional development and performance outcomes.

4. Please describe your practical/operational knowledge and experience with WHS, workers compensation or related areas and how this will assist you in leading this team. What is something unique you bring to the team that you will lead, or to the directorate which also encompasses clinical governance and patient safety.  

Need more information?
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Applications Close: Midnight, Sunday 1st March 2020   

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