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Industry Liaison Officer
  • $136,491 per annum + Superannuation
  • Full Time, Ongoing
  • Flexible location Melbourne CBD or Regional Victoria

About the role

The Industry Liaison Officers play a key role in fostering external stakeholder relationships across all industry groups. The role has responsibility for proactive engagement with external stakeholders such as peak unions and employer representatives, to assist in 'early intervention' establish effective collaborative workplace consultation processes to thereby assist in dispute avoidance and resolution which may arise.

  • You will be working with stakeholder groups, promoting consultative processes within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act)
  • You will provide strategic advice to senior operations enabling WorkSafe to proactively identify emergent issues and concerns, deliver services and advice to Victorian workers and employers in relation to reduction of risk to employees as well as the protection of the public
  • You will provide high quality support, and actively contribute to building the capability and skills of all stakeholders in risk management to enable them to negotiate and participate in consultative mechanisms at their workplaces
  • Finally, you will represent WorkSafe at a variety of public forums and manage stakeholder relationships according to operational policy and procedure.

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 professional who wants to make a difference to the safety of Victorian workers by using your relationship building skills as well as health and safety knowledge. Your communication and organisational skills are exemplary - You have a passion for problem solving. You are a team oriented person who enjoys stakeholder management.

  • You have demonstrated experience facilitating positive outcomes through stakeholder interactions and consultative mechanisms
  • You also have a proven ability to facilitate effective communication both verbal and written.
  • You are skilled at building stakeholder relationships across different industries
  • You also have an established understanding of the processes and approaches required for successful and sustained stakeholder engagement
  • You have experience in the establishment and maintenance of relationships with key stakeholders, such as peak unions, employer representative bodies and relevant government agencies
  • Finally, you have ability to consult effectively and remain impartial when enquiring into complex and sensitive issues and ascertaining their underlying factors

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 Friday 28th January 2022. 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/or 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 Phoebe Munro on

About Us

We will ensure over the next decade and beyond, WorkSafe continues to lead the way in creating healthier and safer workplaces for all Victorians.

Our future

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

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

Important Information

WorkSafe is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risks to health consistent with WorkSafe’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all WorkSafe employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless a medical exemption applies).

To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, WorkSafe will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage.

Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment with WorkSafe.

Job Ref: PM000015
Submitted: 14-01-2022
Salary/Rate: $136,491 per annum + Superannuation

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