Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator


About us

Geelong Arts Centre is one of eleven Victorian State Government-owned creative organisations under the umbrella of Creative Victoria. Since opening in 1981, Geelong Arts Centre has made significant artistic and cultural contributions to Geelong and the surrounding regions.

Geelong Arts Centre is currently undergoing a period of exciting and dynamic change. To meet the cultural needs of a growing population and help secure Geelong’s position as a global city, the Victorian State Government, through Creative Victoria, has committed funding for three stages of capital development. Stage One - the refurbishment of The Playhouse Theatre was completed in 2010. Stage Two - the Ryrie Street Redevelopment ($38.5m) was completed November 2019 and opened to the public on 7th November 2019. Stage Three - The Little Malop Street Redevelopment ($140m) commenced in 2019 and is planned for completion in 2023. This investment will result in a world-class arts facility becoming the cultural heart of Geelong and the G21 region.

Led by a dynamic CEO and Leadership Team, your contribution and expertise will be highly valued. We offer a great working environment in the creative heart of Geelong, working alongside passionate people who are committed to community and the Arts.

About the role

Looking for an opportunity to launch your Health and Safety career?

This is a unique opportunity to join the Geelong Arts Centre’s in the role of Health Safety and Environment Coordinator, during an exciting period of redevelopment.

Reporting to the Director Operations and Experience, the Health Safety and Environment Coordinator is a newly created position, developing and implementing the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) framework, priorities, policies, plans and procedures to guide continuous improvement and training.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety, or Health/Environment related field
  • 2-5 years’ experience in a similar role or in associated field with knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively across a broad diversity of operations
  • Highly developed skills in policy and procedure development, reporting and risk related systems implementation
  • Solid experience developing and implementing effective HSE training, education and communication programs
  • Strong organisational and project planning skills

Desirable attributes include:

  • Degree qualification in Environmental Sciences or related field
  • Other HSE training/qualifications highly regarded (ie. incident investigation, systems auditing, return to work coordination, trainer and assessor, ergonomics)
  • Experience with construction/redevelopment projects
  • Experience in injury prevention, ergonomics, and return to work coordination
  • Experience or qualifications relating to wellbeing or psychosocial risk management
  • Experience in performing arts sector

Sound like you? Then we want to hear from you!

To apply for this opportunity please click the Apply Now button and provide a cover letter including your ability to meet the key requirements outlined in the position description, and a current CV.

Applications close midnight Wednesday 28 September 2022

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Please direct any queries to: attention Liza Cumming, Manager People and Culture.

Applicants will be required to undergo police and identity screening. First-round interviews will be conducted either face-to-face or online.

Geelong Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and values the contribution that diversity brings to the workplace.

Geelong Arts Centre is strongly committed to the safety and well-being of all children that interact with our organisation. We have zero tolerance for child abuse.

Geelong Arts Centre encourages and welcomes applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders People.

Applications are open to those with full-working rights in Australia.