WHS Manager - Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • Location Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
  • Posted 12th July 2019
  • Advertiser Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • Help the 4.2 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class research institute
  • Inner city location, close to public transport

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

This is a new and unique role that will include both a hands-on and a strategic focus. Our WHS function is currently in a state of transition and the new WHS Manager will have the opportunity to set their own agenda and make their mark in this area.

As a key member of the Operations management team, the WHS Manager will be accountable for the 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.

This will require the successful candidate to work collaboratively not only with key stakeholders in the Institute but also use their expertise to engage with and influence employees at all levels to guide the Institute’s safety culture.

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
  • 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 to meet you if you are a WHS professional looking for the next step in their career and who wants to take on the challenge of working autonomously.

Our ideal candidate will 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.

Passion • Courage • Integrity • Curiosity • Teamwork • Respect

How to Apply:

Closing date:

29 July 2019.  Previous applicants need not apply.