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Director, Health, Safety And Environment, Student Services A...

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


The Director, Health, Safety and Environment
position leads significant cultural change in
health, safety and environmental risk
management in the University. This includes
leading and guiding the development and
implementation of the University’s vision,
strategy, culture, organisational arrangements,
systems, communications, and training and
education for health, safety and environmental
risk management.

The Director is a member of the University
Health, Safety & Environment Committee, and
will also work with the Director of Assurance
Risk & Integrity Services in risk assessments,
audits and reviews. The Director will need to
have strong working relationships with senior
management of the University, faculties,
divisions, other stakeholders, and/or industry
partners, liaising with external consultants as
required, to ensure a strategic approach to
health, safety and environmental risk

This position reports to the Executive Director,
Student Services and Wellbeing for
supervision, workload management and for
Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead communications and promote best
practice approaches in risk identification
and mitigation for health, safety and
environmental management.
  • Deliver leadership and management of the
health, safety and environmental team.
  • Collaborate, network and coordinate with
senior management within the University to
improve the awareness, capability and
engagement at all levels and sectors of the
University for the delivery of safe and
healthy work practices and environments.
  • Lead the development, delivery and
evaluation of a safety leadership program
for managers to improve their health and
safety capability and capacity and embed a
sustainable and effective safety and risk
management culture across the University
  • Have oversight of the implementation of a
health, safety and environment audit
program, in collaboration with Assurance,
Risk and Integrity Services, and ensure the
University’s safety management systems
are regularly reviewed and changes
implemented appropriately.
  • Oversee the performance of organisational
areas with respect to compliance with
health, safety and environmental legislation
and national standards.
  • Participate in the reporting and investigation
of significant and high risk incidents, and
ensure the University’s incident
management and rectification plans are
reviewed and implemented.
  • Maintain knowledge of national and state
policy and legislation and general trends
and performance in the University and
private sector, and provide strategic and
operational advice to the University’s
executive and other senior leaders.
  • Lead, implement and administer University
policy with respect to equitable access to
education and commitment to health, safety
and environmental principles and practices.

To ensure job flexibility the successful
appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking
any new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-
term, full-time basis until 30 June 2022.


Gardens Point campus.

Selection Criteria

1. A degree in science, engineering or health
sciences with relevant postgraduate
qualifications, training and/or relevant
experience in health, safety and
environment and workers compensation
together with experience in a relevant
senior leadership role.

2. Demonstrated strategic leadership of
health, safety and environmental risk
management, in a large and diverse
organisation, with a proven record of
shaping an effective strategic vision and
coordinating its implementation to deliver
high performance, compliance, and
embedded risk awareness and

3. Demonstrated high level interpersonal,
negotiation, and communication skills
including the ability to clearly
communicate, consult, negotiate, liaise
with and influence key stakeholders both
internal and external to the University.

4. Demonstrated team leadership and
management skills and a proven record of
achievement, related to the efficient and
effective management of human, financial
and strategic resources in an executive
position within a large and complex

5. Sound knowledge and demonstrated
experience in applying the principles of
workplace health and safety principles with
a demonstrated ability to integrate and
implement these principles at both
strategic and operational levels.

Remuneration and Benefits

An attractive remuneration package will be
negotiated with the successful applicant.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment
conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to current staff members
of QUT who have unrestricted work rights in
Australia for the duration of the fixed-term

Former QUT staff members who were
employed at 23 April 2020 are also eligible to
apply for this position. Please indicate your
eligibility within the application questions. In
support of our strategic priority of Indigenous
Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and
Torres Strait Islander people who are not QUT
staff are also eligible and encouraged to
apply. Please note that current staff wishing to
be considered for secondment to this position
must seek prior approval from their supervisor
before submitting an application.

Applicants who reach the final stage of the
selection process will be expected to undergo
a check of their criminal history. Those matters
which do not have an impact on the inherent
requirements of the position will not be taken
into consideration. Applicants will be provided
with an opportunity to discuss the outcome of
the check before a decision on appointment is

For further information about the position,
please contact Adam Williams, Executive
Director, Student Services and Wellbeing, on
(07) 3138 4894; or for further information
about working at QUT contact Human
Resources on (07) 3138 5000.

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of a staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/jobs for reference number

When applying for this position we encourage

you to provide a current CV/Resume and a

written response (maximum of half page per

criteria) outlining how you meet the selection

criteria providing specific examples and

outcomes of your achievements.

Applications close 30 May 2021

Brisbane City, QLD

Manufacturing & Industrial


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