First listed on: 19 April 2021

Safety and Wellbeing Manager


  • Work as part of a skilled and dynamic team
  • Role offers autonomy and flexibility
  • Provide advice and support to a diverse range of Y NSW sites on health, safety and wellbeing

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Safety and Wellbeing Manager to manage work, health and safety requirements across a diverse workforce and drive successful health, safety and wellbeing outcomes.
About the role
As the Safety and Wellbeing Manager you will manage the development, review, delivery and continuous improvement of the Work Health and Safety Management system across YNSW. You will coach and support a wide range of internal stakeholders to manage work, health and safety risks and requirements and work with the broader Quality and Safety team embed a positive safety culture across the organisation. You will also work alongside a second Safety and Wellbeing Manager to support managers and injured employees,  developing and promoting injury management strategies that focus on prevention, early injury recovery and durable return to work.
About you
You will have qualifications and demonstrated experience in the Work, Health and Safety field. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to mentor, coach and support a range of stakeholders to drive positive health and wellbeing outcomes. This role will suit someone who is an excellent team player, highly organised and able to work under demanding situations and most importantly have a personal commitment to promoting and ensuring work safety. Ideally, you will have an understanding of the Workers Compensation legislation and experience driving optimal recovery at work outcomes for a portfolio of complex and medium-risk cases.
To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Certificate IV or Diploma of WHS 
  • Safety auditing qualification or demonstrated experience
  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills including written and verbal reporting
  • The ability to work with and influence stakeholders at all levels


  • Completion of Return to Work Coordinator Training
  • Previous experience working under a Loss Prevention and Recovery (LPR) policy model is advantageous
  • First Aid / Mental Health First Aid certificate (Desirable)

YMCA NSW is dedicated to offering rewarding careers with challenging work and many opportunities to learn and grow. If you have strong personal values, care about people and want to make a difference in building strong individuals, families and communities, YMCA NSW could be the place for you. We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes diversity and offers flexible work arrangements to support our employees as well as encourage work life balance!

Who What Y?

YMCA NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 23 recreation centres, 57 Out of School Hours Care services and two camping locations which fund our diverse range of youth and community programs, employing 1800 staff across NSW.

Our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage to apply.

Commitment to Safeguarding

The Y, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. The Y requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • a national criminal history check;
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
  • two reference checks.

Please note, the results of any National and International Police Check will only be used to assess your suitability to perform the role.

Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

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