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Assistant Manager, Executive Level 1, Work Health And Safety

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


About The Team

The People Branch is part of Chief Operating Officers Group within the Corporate and Digital Division. The branch provides a wide variety of HR functions to support a high performing workforce. The Workplace Health and Safety Team sits within the Workplace Health and Safety and Case Management Section of the People Branch.

Our Ideal Candidate

Are you passionate about Work Health and Safety (WHS) and keen to make a real impact? We are looking for innovative and forward thinking WHS professional to support the delivery of strategic and operational WHS functions for the department. We encourage applications from candidates with government and/or private sector experience.

Our Ideal Candidate Will

  • be a team player with ideas and enthusiasm. You are agile, enjoy developing creative solutions and have a client focus.
  • possess strong written and verbal communication skills combined with superior representational and interpersonal skills. You should be able to influence and communicate effectively with people at all levels, including departmental executive.
  • have proven ability to deliver quality outcomes in a high intensity environment as well as experience in leading a team and providing direction.

Highly Desirable

Applicants with demonstrated experience and/or qualifications in WHS related fields or experience and/or qualifications in similar fields will be highly regarded.

What You Will Do

As the Assistant Manager, Work Health and Safety you will be responsible for:
  • driving safety culture and continuous improvement within the organisation through the projects delivered in the Safety Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
  • engaging with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to identify and manage risks and hazards so far as is reasonably practicable.
  • providing WHS advice to a variety of stakeholders on complex and high risk operational activities.
  • developing health and safety strategies to improve the safety and wellbeing of DISER employees.
  • preparing and delivering briefs to committees and other stakeholders.
  • aligning WHS with DISER’s vision, culture and values.
  • leading a small team in conjunction with your fellow Assistant Manager, Work Health Safety.


To be eligible for employment in the Australian Public Service and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This job is being used to fill an immediate EL 1 vacancy. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future similar vacancies.

How To Apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a 500 word pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for this vacancy.

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding the role please contact Nik Skiadopoulos on (02) 6102 8330 or email nik.skiadopoulos@industry.gov.au.

Learn More About The Department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at diversity@industry.gov.au for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at recruitment@industry.gov.au or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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