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Project Officer Prevention First Program
  • $108,419 per annum + Superannuation
  • 3 x Fixed term positions, Full time
  • Geelong location

About the role

The Project Officer role is an integral part of the Prevention First program and will be responsible for project delivery within one or more of the following streams, including: fatality prevention (within agriculture, construction & road freight), prevention of hazardous manual handling injury, focusing on the workplaces where most injuries are predicted to occur, supporting Victoria’s network of health and safety representatives and strengthening WorkSafe’s ability to design and deliver culturally intelligent, inclusive and sustainable programs to multicultural communities.

The position will be responsible for:

  • Using project management approaches, processes and tools to plan, develop, manage the governance, deliver and report on programs of work
  • Using stakeholder engagement and partnering approaches to build, broker, connect, convene, develop, negotiate and influence mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including communities
  • Building and maintaining internal and external relationships enabling the influence of WorkSafe employees and external stakeholders to undertake activities and to achieve appropriate outcomes to ensure projects are delivered within critical timeframes

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 Project Officer with excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate the following skills and experiences,

·        Experience in legislative and regulatory reform and the government sector

·        Ability to clearly scope, project manage and identify activities to develop and maintain impact assessments and project plans to schedule and budget

·        Demonstrated experience in project management and support to successfully deliver complex projects and to support the implementation of changes emanating from project activities

·        Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word; PowerPoint; Excel)

·        Experience in innovation or human-centred design will be highly regarded

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance.

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm 7th December 2021. 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 Talent Acquisition Specialist, Sangeeta Devaraj on

About Us

WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers - as the state’s health and safety regulator and as the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme. In both capacities, employers and workers are at the heart of our service.

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.

Our Future

Our Strategy has our core purpose front of mind; reducing workplace harm, improving outcomes for injured workers and provide community value.

We don’t shy away from the importance of our purpose to the Victorian community, that’s why we have a stated ambition to be world leading.

The outlook is a future where the system enables us to identify and mitigate potential risks and hazards before they result in harm to workers. When workers are injured the system will support the best outcomes.

Job Ref: SD000145
Submitted: 23-11-2021
Salary/Rate: $108,419 per annum plus superannuation

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