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Program Officer
  • $120,109 per annum + Superannuation
  • Full time, Fixed Term Position (August 2021)
  • Essendon Fields or Mulgrave Location

About the role

The Program Officer supports the development and implementation of initiatives and projects, including the development of supporting procedure and policy, and drives acceptance into the WorkSafe business and across a number of stakeholder groups.

Program Officers in the Program division form part of a flexible resource pool that work under the direction of a Program Manager. Typically they work in multi-disciplinary project teams to develop, implement, manage and evaluate projects that are designed to address complex problems to assist the Health and Safety Business Unit to deliver the Health and Safety Strategy.

  • You will be collaborating with the members of the team assigned to projects in the scoping, design and development of projects.
  • You will seek input of stakeholders at key developmental and implementation stages of projects. Develop project objectives in collaboration with stakeholders to build shared ownership. This may involve acting as facilitator at meetings or workshops
  • You will work with internal business partners to prepare information to be utilised by project team to educate and support internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will also Work with relevant internal stakeholders to bring together expertise and knowledge that can promote knowledge sharing and problem solving in relation to things such as hazards, risks, and the effectiveness of activities previously conducted
  • Finally, you are accountable for creating and capturing accurate and complete records of the business activities related to this position, in accordance with approved policy and procedures

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You are an experienced Program/Project Officer who wants to make a difference. Your communication and organisational skills are exemplary - You have a passion for Victorian's returning home safely. You are a team oriented person who enjoys making an impact on your team and stakeholder.

  • You have a tertiary qualification or experience in a related discipline (e.g. Project Management, OHS, Safety Engineering or Health Science)
  • You have advanced skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project and Outlook
  • You also have experience in the preparation of project plans, agendas, minutes, reports, briefs, meeting documentation and presentations
  • You have a demonstrated ability to liaise in a professional manner with a diverse stakeholder group including senior management, employer groups, unions, external and internal stakeholders
  • And finally you have a strong ability to undertake effective research and analyse data material

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

What's next?

Applications close 11:00pm Wednesday 27 January. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Oli Hayes on

About Us

WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers - as the state's health and safety regulator and as the manager of Victoria's workers compensation scheme. In both capacities, employers and workers are at the heart of our service.

Our aim is to keep all workplaces healthy and safe, and to deliver high quality care and treatment when workers are injured.

Our future

Our goals are to embed in every workplace a proactive, prevention-first approach to health and safety across the state, and to provide a personalised, tailored service for every Victorian who comes into contact with WorkSafe.

Like wearing a seatbelt or putting on sunscreen, "prevention-first" thinking will become automatic every time Victorians step into the workplace.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

Job Ref: OH000139
Submitted: 13-01-2021

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