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People Safety Specialist

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. We’re on a mission to make flying better than ‘nice’. And to do that, it takes a team of talented people who are passionate about customer experience, doing the right thing always, with a focus on safety – in the air, on the ground and in our workplaces. A team who values real diversity and inclusion, in a big brand with big ambitions.

What you will be doing:

Virgin Australia is seeking a People Safety Specialist to join the Safety Systems and Operational Support team, supporting the organisation’s operational streams in driving People Safety continuous improvement initiatives across Work Health Safety, Workers Compensation and Workplace Wellbeing. The ideal candidate for this position will possess experience in WHS and Workplace Wellbeing related functions.

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

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

As a People Safety Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • 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.
  • Act as a sounding board and key partner of frontline Leaders and teams 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 Safety and Workplace Wellbeing 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
  • Support the ongoing development of the WHS Management System.
  • Support Workplace Wellbeing activities.
  • Support the Business Partners with WHS Investigations
  • Maintain oversight of injury and Incident Reporting ensuing accuracy
  • Lead and support People Safety projects as allocated by the Manager, People Safety
  • Using specialised practical procedures, knowledge, techniques, and learned skills to support the People Safety assurance activities.
  • Oversee non conformances and findings from assurance activities partnering with divisions.

You'll be great in this role if you:

  • Have a Tertiary Qualification in WHS or a related discipline
  • Come with a minimum 2 years experience in Work Health Safety and/or Workplace Wellbeing within Aviation, resource or energy sectors
  • Have 2 years experience implementing systems and risk management programs within industry.
  • Possess high levels of experience analysing and reporting to multiple stakeholders on safety performance metrics and trends
  • Have knowledge of State and Territory WHS legislative requirements
  • Have experience in the rollout of people safety programs and initiatives across WHS and Workplace Wellbeing.
  • Have a demonstrated ability in interpretation of legislative or other specified requirements to produce practical operational solutions.
  • Are proficient in MS office suite of programmes and advance user of Intelex and Power Bi.

What you’ll get from us:

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • Flexible working arrangements (including work hours and work from home)
  • Discounts on travel insurance, car hire, accommodation and experiences worldwide
  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge membership
  • Hospitality, retail, technology, beauty services and wellness discounts
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential coaching and support from qualified professionals for all aspects of life – physical, mental, social and financial
  • Dress for Your Day – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever is appropriate for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you

Equality rules:

We’re all individuals. We love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.

Ready to apply? We’re ready to hear from you. Apply now.

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