First listed on: 14 July 2020

  Senior Manager Work Health & Safety, Clerk     Grade 11/12

Senior Manager Work Health & Safety – NSW SES

  • Ongoing Full-time role

  • Lead a multidisciplinary team

  • Wollongong Location

About the opportunity

This is a great opportunity to work and lead in a dynamic and positive environment that offers the successful candidate a balanced work-life environment.

The Senior Manager, Work Health & Safety is responsible for leading and managing a team of safety professionals to deliver diverse and contemporary approaches and practices to build a mature safety culture and achieve organisational objectives. The role advises the Leadership Team on the appropriate WHS strategies and initiatives to ensure that the Service provides a safe and healthy working environment for everyone at all of its workplaces and fulfils its responsibilities related to injury management.

About the NSW SES 

Our Mission: NSW SES saving lives and protecting communities.

Our Vision: Be the best volunteer emergency service agency in Australia.

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is an emergency and rescue service made up almost entirely of volunteers and supported by a small staff contingent. NSW SES is a key influencer of other emergency service agencies and works closely with these partners to modernise and grow volunteering to save lives and protect communities

While major responsibilities are for flood, storm operations and tsunamis, the NSW SES also provides the majority of general rescue effort in the rural parts of the state. This includes road accident rescue, vertical rescue, bush search and rescue, evidence searches (both metropolitan and rural), other forms of specialist rescue that may be required due to local threats, Urban Search and Rescue and Community First Response.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have extensive senior level experience in safety management and culture, and/or the delivery of
    WHS frameworks, strategies and initiatives, preferably in a geographically dispersed organisation

How to apply

Your application should include:

  • cover letter (maximum of two pages) briefly responding to the essential requirements and your interest in the role;
  • Responses to each of the targeted questions (maximum of one page per answer); and
  • An up-to-date resume (maximum of four pages)

Only the above attachments are required. Please do not submit any additional attachments with your application.

Targeted Questions

  1. How have you created and promoted a safety culture that has resulted in a positive organisational change? In your answer you should describe how you leveraged communication and collaboration. 

  2. Describe a time when you needed to develop mitigating strategies for complex safety risks across a diverse and geographically dispersed organisation and communicated this to an executive organisation. 

Find out more

The role description is available here.

Applicants seeking more information can contact Tianna Jaeschke, Director People & Development via Carmel Ball on: 02 4251 6504

A recruitment pool may be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if they arise.

Applications close: Wednesday 22nd July 2020

The NSW State Emergency Service is a proud employer of a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and flexible workplace. People with disability are supported to access adjustments in recruitment processes and in the workplace, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job. As supporters of flexible working, we welcome discussions about how our roles can be undertaken flexibly. 


Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.


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