Business Partner Work Health and Safety

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Annualised Salary Band 6, $93,674 to $101,190 per annum plus statutory superannuation
  • Ballarat
  • Closing date for this position is Monday, July 26, 2021 - 12:00pm

Business Partner Work Health and Safety 

  • Permanent, Full-time opportunity 

  • Annualised Salary Band 6, $93,674 to $101,190 per annum plus statutory superannuation 

  • Exciting time to join the City of Ballarat as we embark on a period of change 


About the City of Ballarat 

The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people. 

The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life. It has all the services, retail and entertainment opportunities you'd find in a capital city but with a relaxed country attitude. With affordable housing at a fraction of Melbourne prices and a progressive leadership team, now is a great time to join the City of Ballarat. 

The Role 

Reporting to the Executive Manager Governance and Risk, this position partners with business units to provide best practice health, safety, injury management/quality systems services to managers and staff of the City of Ballarat.  


As Business Partner Work Health and Safety you will also provide coaching and support to line managers in fundamental safety practices and procedures to ensure quality safety outcomes that enhance performance while delivering the following objectives: 


  • Provide a high level of customer service to all internal and external clients.  

  • Research information from internal and external sources as required.  

  • Develop integrated systems, databases and records in accordance with Council standards.  

  • Prepare and/or coordinate routine reports to Leadership Group, Council and other forums as required.  

About you 

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, the City of Ballarat is seeking a tertiary qualified Health and Safety professional with demonstrated experience in interpreting and advising on relevant Health and Safety Legislation and well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise and clearly communicate with line managers and all internal and external clients. 


Key Selection Criteria 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Health and Safety or similar coupled with practical application within industry.  

  • Experience in interpreting and advising on relevant Health Safety Legislation (Acts, Regulations, Standards and Codes of Practice, Policies and Procedures)  

  • Member of a professional association (e.g. Australian Institute of Health and Safety)  

  • Certified Generalist OHS Practitioner  

  • Demonstrated ability to champion, model and promote the corporate values.  

  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-level Health and Safety Management / Injury Management advice across all levels within an organisation.  

  • Well-developed written communications skills with the ability to produce reports, policy development and associated documentation.  

  • Interpersonal and engagements skills with the ability to communicate and work with collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.  

  • Well-developed analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills.  

  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues relevant to work activities and work area.  


To apply 

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is 12 noon Monday 26 July 2021. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria.  


The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check. 



For any additional questions, please contact Cameron Montgomery, Executive Manager Governance and Risk on 03 5320 5503. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position and view the position description, please click here.

Equal Opportunity

The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. 

We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace.

We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. 

We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.