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Job Overview

  • Work type:

    Full Time, Secondment

  • Location:

    Brisbane, Sydney

  • Job type:

    Health, Safety & Security

  • Applications close:

    AUS Eastern Daylight Time

WHS Business Partner

WHS Business Partner

  • Permanent position located in either Sydney or Brisbane
  • Contract position located in Sydney or Brisbane
  • Opportunity to drive performance as part of a dynamic team
  • Find your next career move and gain experience across Aviation disciplines

The Role:

Virgin Australia is seeking a WHS Business Partner to join the People Safety team, supporting the organisation operational and corporate streams in driving WHS continuous improvement initiatives with our people’s safety, workers compensation and health and wellbeing. The ideal candidate for this position will possess experience in Business Partnering, coaching and mentoring environments.

The purpose of the role is to oversee the Virgin Australia Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Management System and ensure best practise prevention is being applied, safety outcomes are achieved, and effective processes are in place to ensure legislative compliance.

You will work closely with the Manager, People Safety and other WHS Business Partners.

As a WHS Business Partners, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing in conjunction with the senior leaders within your Business Partners detailed Strategy Plans that will lead to overall WHS safety improvements
  • Research, identify and analyse legislative WHS or other specified requirements, emerging WHS issues and best practice, assess and identify opportunities or impact for Virgin Australia systems and processes
  • Oversight of WHS compliance providing specialist advice on the development and implementation of effective corrective and preventative actions
  • Act as a sounding board and key partner of the divisional Leaders in engaging with and driving cultural change through the business.
  • Design and deliver effective communication strategies and processes that will engage and influence the business in driving Work Health and Safety continuous improvement strategies
  • Provide analysis, reporting and insights to support effective decision making and compliance outcomes
  • Provision of reports and documentation for internal and external reporting requirements for Safety Risk Review Committee Meetings
  • Actively engage, influence, and coach leaders to understand and fulfil their legal obligations relating to WHS
  • Manage the ongoing review and development of the WHS Management System
  • Contractor Management – Audit and review contractual agreements, Safety Management Systems, processes and procedures for safety compliance of contractors
  • Maintain oversight of Injury and Incident Reporting ensuing accuracy, understanding and trend analysis
  • Manage the interface between your business partners and regulators as required
  • Manage and support special projects as directed by the Manager, People Safety

What you need to be successful:

  • Tertiary Qualification in OH&S or a related discipline
  • Min 5 years’ experience in Workplace Health and Safety within Aviation, resource or energy sectors
  • Min 5 years’ experience implementing systems and risk management programs within industry
  • High levels of experience analysing and reporting to multiple stakeholders on safety performance metrics and trends
  • Extensive experience in safety leadership, with proven ability to coach and influence stakeholder management skills
  • Extensive experience in leading incident investigation and audit and assurance activity
  • Detailed knowledge of the WH&S legislations, codes and standards.
  • Demonstrated ability in interpretation of legislative or other specified requirements to produce practical operational solutions.
  • Proficient in MS office suite of programmes and advance user of Excel and Power Bi
  • Knowledge and prior use of Intelex
  • High level verbal and written communication skills

About Virgin Australia Group

Virgin Australia Group is now embarking on an exciting new chapter in the next stage of our journey. In September 2020, US private equity firm Bain Capital acquired Virgin Australia in a $3.5 billion deal. The airline has now re-launched as a mid-market carrier with a renewed focus on small and medium sized businesses, price-sensitive corporates and premium leisure travellers. and holiday makers.

Since November last year, Virgin Australia has been working on a plan to set itself up for future success. The Group has worked to ramp up flying, simplified its organisational structure, confirmed plans for 25 new 737 aircraft to renew and grow the fleet, and signalled deeper investment in technology and customer experience.

Virgin Australia Group prides itself on recruiting the right people to meet the challenges ahead. No matter their role – our employees share an enormous amount of passion for our guests and ambition to be the most loved airline in Australia

What you’ll get from us:

  • Great fares – domestic and international travel benefits for you, your family and your friends.
  • Industry discounts – lounge membership, hotels, travel insurance, car hire, tours, and retail – you name it, we have a deal for it.
  • Health and wellbeing – access to discounted fitness programs.
  • Corporate health insurance – multiple offers across multiple partners to suit your individual lifestyle.
  • Diverse career paths and career development

Next Steps

For further information about the People Safety Specialist role, please refer to the position description.

Download File PD - WHS Business Partner - Formatted.pdf

If you are ready for your next challenge and want to be a part of the Virgin Australia Safety Team, then we encourage you to submit your application now!

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