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Program Officer WorkWell
  • $125,286 per annum + superannuation
  • Full time, fixed term until 30th June 2025
  • Geelong (Hybrid working model)

About the role

The Victorian Government recently released the recommendations from the Ministerial Taskforce on Workplace Sexual Harassment.  These recommendations include a number of reforms that will prevent and better respond to sexual harassment in Victorian Workplaces. 

The Victorian Government has agreed with the Taskforce overarching recommendation that work-related gendered violence and workplace sexual harassment are treated as occupational health and safety issues.   As the State’s Health and Safety Regulator, WorkSafe will be responsible for delivering a number of these recommendations.

Specifically the Program Officer will support the delivery of Taskforce Recommendation number four - expansion of the WorkWell program to include a dedicated project stream for preventing work-related gendered violence and workplace sexual harassment.  This role will also:

  • Work across multiple project or program teams
  • Collaborate in the scoping, design and development of projects using co-design, human centred design and systems theory techniques
  • Use the results of research and analysis, to design strategies and interventions
  • Use behavioural insights to lead and communicate change
  • Act as a mentor or provide coaching to other team members as required.

Please ensure you look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

  • You will have experience in delivering behaviour change programs at a population level
  • Your communication and organisational skills are exemplary
  • You will have an understanding of work-related gendered violence including sexual harassment
  • You will have the ability & proven experience managing complex stakeholder relationships
  • You will have strong attention to detail as well as problem solving, research and analytical skills
  • You will have proven project management experience including the ability to monitor and report on projects and make recommendations to achieve the outcomes of WorkWell
  • You have a passion for making a difference in workplace health and safety
  • You are a team oriented person who enjoys delivering an impact
  • You will have a tertiary qualification or experience in a related discipline (e.g. health promotion, OHS, health sciences)
  • You understand the legal, policy and the operational environment of WorkSafe Victoria and are able to develop initiatives, supported by research, analysis and business case justifying the initiative
  • You will contribute to a positive workplace culture.


  • Tertiary qualification in a related discipline (health promotion, OHS, health sciences) desireable.

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

WorkSafe employees enjoy: Discounted Gym & Pool Memberships | WELL Rated Building | Group Training & Yoga Classes | Very active Social Club | Pool & Table Tennis | Sparkling Water | Discounted Prescription Eyewear | Career Opportunities and Working for your Community!

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm, Wednesday 17th August 2022. 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 Katherine Bray on (03) 4243 8895 or via email

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we’re committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community. 

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.

Important Information

WorkSafe is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with WorkSafe’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act).

Therefore, all WorkSafe employees are required to have an up to date COVID-19 vaccination status, which is currently defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as three vaccine doses, unless a valid medical exemption applies.

To meet our obligations under the OH&S Act, WorkSafe will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage.

Prior to commencement of employment with WorkSafe you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and have an up to date vaccination status, or that a medical exemption applies.









Job Ref: KB000274
Submitted: 04-08-2022
Contact: Katherine Bray
Contact Phone: 4243 8895

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