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YMCA Victoria

Senior Health, Safety & Environment Advisor

  • Join Victoria's largest employer in the Sports and Recreation industry
  • Position based in either Carlton (Ikon Park) or Box Hill
  • Permanent full time position | $71k - $82k + super
About the Y

At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 5,500 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.

Our vision is simple – Amplify Your Voice. Shape Our Community. Challenge Our World.

About the role

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic HSE specialist or an experienced outdoor educational team member with a passion for Health & Safety to join the YMCA Victoria Health & Safety Team as a Senior Health, Safety and Environment Advisor engaging with our Camping and Youth Service sectors.

Reporting to the HSE Manager, you will work closely with operations, ensuring the organisation achieves successful results in health and safety management. You will support the delivery of the Safety Management System and other key HSE focuses, with a specific focus on training and assurance activities.

Work flexibly, blending your time working from home with regular days in the office (Box Hill or Carlton).  You’ll also visits our sites around the state from time to time.

Key deliverables include:
  • Injury, incident and risk reduction
  • Promote a positive safety culture
  • Safety Management Systems implementation and auditing
  • HSE consultancy with internal stakeholders
  • Reporting and monitoring of HSE activities
  • Team development, training, coaching and mentoring
About you

Ideally, you will have knowledge in Workplace Health & Safety, and demonstrated experience in engaging and influencing stakeholders across all levels of the organisation.  Experience in the camping, tourism, adventure activity industry would be an advantage.

Qualifications & Licences
  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Health & Safety (or related field)
  • Additional qualifications in training and auditing will be highly regarded
  • Licences such as working at height, confined space entry and emergency management will also be highly regarded
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence

All candidates will be required to undertake background and probity checks including Reference Checks, a Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


At the YMCA, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your wellbeing and help you develop as an individual, such as:

  • Flexible working and rostering arrangements
  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees
  • Opportunities for career development and growth
  • Free access to YMCA programs and facilities
How to Apply

Working for the YMCA is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture. If this is you, email careers.vic@ymca.org.au for further information.

Where: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Workload(s): Permanent, Full Time

Closing Date: Friday, June 25, 2021

Stephanie Beer
YMCA Victoria
502/990 Whitehorse Rd
Box Hill Victoria Australia 3128

Phone: 03 9403 5174
Mobile: 0447 892 853

Email: stephanie.beer@ymca.org.au

Website: http://victoria.ymca.org.au/

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