Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) Co-ordinator

Job No: VIN936
Location: Wentworthville

  • Maximum term 12 months; Part-time 24 hours per week (days negotiable)
  • Based in Wentworthville, NSW; involves travel to sites covered by the Parramatta Central Council
  • Current Driver Licence is required
  • Generous salary packaging benefits

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.



 About the Service

The Parramatta Central Council (PCC) currently has 22 Retail Centres covering Sydney’s western suburbs and Blue Mountains areas. The Vinnies Stores provide furniture, clothing and household goods to families and people who are in need. The PCC has 5 additional properties that it is responsible for maintaining in a safe and operationally functional condition, these include the Caroline Chisholm Centre for Social Justice, a distribution facility and other properties that support a range of youth and community programs.  Following some contraction in the portfolio size over the last year the portfolio is expected to expand over the next 12-18 months.

 The Role

The Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator is responsible for the implementation, monitoring and advisory functions for the Society workplace health and safety system, & processes across all Parramatta Central Council sites. The position supports the provision of a safe and healthy working environment for Society volunteers, employees, members and clients through implementation of Society WHS policy and procedure.

This role will report to the Property Assets and Work Health & Safety Manager.  Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Minimum Cert IV in WHS or equivalent qualification
  • Proven communication, stakeholder and interpersonal skills
  • Sound knowledge of WHS Regulations and applicable Australian standards
  • Experience in developing and/or delivering a range of training to diverse stakeholders
  • Experience in the development and implementation of WHS management systems
  • Experience in implementing WHS related policies, procedures based on WHS legislation
  • Experience in managing the administrative and compliance requirements related to WHS
  • Proven analytical, problem solving, and organisational skills
  • Proven independent and collaborative working skills
  • Capacity to work within the ethos and mission of the Society
  • NSW Driver Licence
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office and Excel

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Stephen McCulloch (Property Assets and WHS Manager), quoting job number and position title: WHS Co-ordinator (Wentworthville) / VIN936.


Applications close at 11:30 pm on 28 May 2018

Please submit your application attaching your Resume and your

responses to the Essential Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

Information on how to apply.


St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.






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