Senior Safety Partner

Job No: VIN2877
Location: Flexible to work from any of our Vinnies offices.

  Senior Safety Partner (Vinnies Services)  

  • Be part of a dedicated team focused on building a culture that supports safety.
  • Partner with the Vinnies community to build safety capability.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Competitive salary + motor vehicle package + salary packaging tax-free benefits: increasing annual take-home pay.


The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society. 

We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services. The Society recognises the value of an inclusive work environment and believes that our diversity is a strength in the work we do within our local communities.


Your new role:  

Amazing opportunity for an experienced safety professional to join Vinnies NSW, in this dynamic role reporting directly to the Director, Safety and Emergency Management. You will partner with local leaders to facilitate the implementation of the Society’s safety management system across the Vinnies Services Directorate, which spans all aspects of community services, including aged-care, health, disability, and homelessness services. You will also lead the development and implementation of an organisational-wide program to manage occupational violence and play a key role in our approach to psychological wellbeing.

More about the role: 

  • Drive initiatives to address safety risks related to the delivery of social and health care services (i.e., trauma, emergency management, infection control and manual handling).
  • Work with leaders across the organisation to facilitate the safety planning process and the implementation of action to improve safety performance.
  • Conduct regular site visits to engage and collaborate with workers and leaders to problem solve and help address health, safety, and wellbeing issues.
  • Provide professional advice and coaching to support leaders and managers to establish effective consultation mechanisms, and conduct risk assessments, incident investigations and workplace inspections.
  • Support local leaders with emergency planning and the routine testing of local emergency response plans.
  • Design and deliver appropriate health, safety and wellbeing training and information to employees, members, and volunteers.
  • Lead the investigation of high-potential consequence incidents and facilitate the communication of incident learnings across the organisation.
  • Produce safety performance reports for the Vinnies Services Directorate and contribute to the development of the organisational reporting framework for safety.
  • Develop audit tools and conduct regular audits of Vinnies Services Operations to monitor risk and legal compliance as part of the Safety Assurance Program. 

More about you, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in work health and safety or a related field.
  • Extensive practical experience in providing professional work health and safety advice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant legislation, codes of practice, Australian Standards, and industry best practice relating to the delivery of health, community or social services and the associated risks.
  • Demonstrated experience providing coaching and guidance to senior employees to enable them to lead cultural and behavioural change.
  • Demonstrated experience conceptualising, developing, and implementing practical safety and compliance programs across a complex organisation.
  • Experience conducting risk assessments, site inspections, audits, and serious incident investigations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including demonstrated experience presenting to groups, facilitating workshops, and chairing meetings.
  • Drivers Licence & willingness to regularly travel to undertake site visits, deliver training, and provide safety support at metropolitan and regional locations across the state.

If you have questions about this role, please email Matthew Mitchell [Director, Safety and Emergency Management] quoting: Senior Safety Partner VS /VIN2877

Apply now.  Please attach your Resume with brief responses to the essential requirements listed in the Position Description.

Information on how to apply.   



St Vincent de Paul (NSW) has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination.  Medical exemptions with the NSW government contraindication form will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment. 

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check & Working with Children check. 

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all



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