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The Museum has an exciting opportunity for a professional to join the agency in the role of Work Health and Safety (WHS) Manager. The incumbent of this position will provide leadership and advice to the Museum Council, Executive, staff, and contractors on work health and safety matters. This is a great opportunity to join an innovative national cultural collecting institution where audiences are central to our work.

As the WHS Manager, you will contribute to and assist in the execution of strategy, plans and initiatives for the Museum in areas of health, safety, wellbeing and risk mitigation. You will support and assist Business Unit Managers in operational health and safety requirements and the implementation of safe work practices. You will do this through leading, coaching, guiding and mentoring staff in the identification of health and safety risks and issues and the development and implementation of appropriate solutions.

The role requires the incumbent to apply their WHS knowledge and leadership experience to drive a unified, consistent and integrated approach to safety practices. The incumbent will thrive on the opportunity to work in a diverse and dynamic environment that offers challenges and the ability to make a difference.

The WHS Manager will work across a range of business activities involving staff, volunteers, contractors and the public. Opportunity exists for the WHS Manager to contribute to the safety of public events, collection care work, capital project activities, exhibition design and more.

Developing professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, the WHS Manager will oversee compliance with legislative requirements and manage the WHS safety management framework collaboratively with an eye to continuous improvement.

The key duties of the position include:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant experience in work health and safety across a range of industries and/or environments. Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to effectively coach, mentor and support others in the successful management of workplace safety. This will require the capacity to successfully influence, build and nurture stakeholder relationships and outcomes.

A strong understanding of applicable WHS legislation, standards, and Codes of Practice and capacity to undertake research are essential. A team player, who is adaptable and innovative will be highly regarded.