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Program Officer Workwell

WorkSafe Victoria - Geelong, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin


About the role

This role is involved in the development and implementation of externally funded initiatives designed to prevent mental injury in Victorian workplaces, through the WorkSafe WorkWell program. This role has a very strong focus on contract and relationship management and requires exceptional skills in negotiating, communicating and influencing external organisations to deliver change projects to prevent mental injury at an organisational or industry-wide level.

Program Officers in the Programs Branch form part of a flexible resource pool that work under the direction of a Program Manager. Typically they work in multi-disciplinary teams to develop, implement, manage and evaluate projects designed to address complex problems to assist the Health and Safety Business Unit (HSBU) to improve health and safety at work. They may:

  • Partner with other parts of the Health and Safety Business Unit to assist in delivering technical, regulatory or operational projects as required.
  • Collaborate on the scoping, design and delivery of projects and design tailored strategies to progress specific issues with stakeholders, drawing on the technical and operational support of others.
  • Interpret research and analysis complex information to develop recommendations that inform the development of strategies and interventions to achieve health and safety outcomes.
  • Undertake and report on the delivery of project plans and Funding Agreement milestones and deliverables. Determine if projects are on track or require adjustment and take action accordingly.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching support to project officers as required.

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You are an experienced Program Officer who wants to make a difference. Your communication and organisational skills are exemplary - you are a team oriented person dedicated to making an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of Victorian workers. You are committed to health & safety.

You possess the following key skills and qualifications:

  • Ability & proven experience managing, negotiating and influencing complex stakeholder relationships
  • Experience in delivering multi-pronged behaviour change programs
  • Ability to understand, communicate and translate complex information into action
  • Ability to autonomously lead a portfolio of work and work in teams
  • Exception time management and attention to detail and quality
  • Tertiary qualification & or experience in Health Promotion, Health Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety or related disciplines is highly regarded
  • An understanding of workplace mental health would be advantageous.

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

What's next?

Applications close 11:00pm Tuesday 8 June. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in early.

For further enquiries please contact Oli Hayes on 03 4243 8819.

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

Geelong, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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