First listed on: 18 August 2018

Senior Health, Safety and Environment Advisor - Recreation

YMCA Victoria is a charitable, not-for-profit community organisation that has served the Victorian community for more than 160 years. Together with our partners, we address community needs whilst building strong people, strong families and strong communities. With over 5,000 employees, we deliver programs and services at more than 150 locations every day in settings including camps, student accommodation, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools, early education, schools and kindergartens, youth services and youth justice facilities. 

About the role

The Senior Health, Safety and Environment Advisor supports, coordinates and monitors the fundamental safety elements of the YMCA's safety program in Recreation facilities across Melbourne's Western Suburbs.

Reporting to the Safety, Health and Environment Manager, the Senior Safety, Health and Environment Advisor will work closely with operations, ensuring the organisation achieves successful results in the HSE and risk appetite strategies. The Senior Advisor will support delivery of SMART Plans with a specific focus on training and assurance.

Selection criteria

  • Ability to provide leadership, support and guidance in often complex, environments with multiple stakeholders
  • Effective communication, consultation and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional risk and hazard management skills
  • Public speaking and training facilitation
  • Ability to influence stakeholders including external bodies across the industry
  • Ability to conduct research and identify existing research in the area of Health and Safety
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Ability to lead multiple projects
  • An interest and passion for health and safety
  • Ability to provide high level and specialist advice in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interpret and communicate complex and legislative requirements across multiple jurisdictions
  • Ability to lead HSE teams to ensure an effective and systematic approach to risk reduction


  • Qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in relevant field
  • Working With Children Check
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (completion online prior to commencement)

YMCA Victoria is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, and successful applicants must comply with the YMCA’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework. Visit our website for further information

Dan Coathup

Apply with Resume, Cover Letter and Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close 31 August 2018.

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