First listed on: 03 June 2019

WHS Manager 

  • Help the 3.7 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • Inner city location close to public transport
  • World class research institute

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease.

The role

The WHS Manager is accountable for the overarching development, implementation and administration of the policies, procedures and training necessary to ensure the Institute achieves a high standard of workplace safety, injury management, emergency preparedness and is compliant with all related legislative requirements.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Actively manage workplace health and safety issues, including management systems, policies and procedures and legislative, regulatory and licensing requirements for the Institute
  • Develop the aims and objectives and drive the implementation of the WHS Strategic Plan and annual WHS plan
  • Achieve workplace health, safety objectives (KPI’s, KAI’s) and legislative compliance
  • Develop reports regarding workplace health, safety and quality performance and initiatives
  • Promote the Institute’s WHS Framework to all relevant stakeholders
  • Act as ‘primary contact person’ for Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) and liaison for Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC);
  • Act as the Return to Work Coordinator
  • Deliver WHS training and education programs

About you

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • Relevant qualifications (diploma or degree) in WHS and Return to Work Coordinator certification.
  • Significant experience in Workplace Health, Safety Management within a complex organisational structure
  • Extensive knowledge and high level of technical ability in Workplace Health Safety and other relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice
  • Proven experience in developing, implementing and monitoring of a WHS Management System, and the supporting plans, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Strong knowledge of current WHS legislation and demonstrated ability to keep abreast of environmental changes and updates
  • Experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of risk assessment, safety, compliance programs to all staff
  • Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to develop practical solutions
  • Experience within a medical research institute and/or the not-for-profit sector will be advantageous

What we offer:

  • Salary packaging
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment

We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

How to apply:
  • For further information about the role, please visit our website -
  • To apply please send a cover letter, your CV and details of three referees to or click on Apply Now.

Closing date:
Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate
is found.

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