Chief Executive Officer - WorkSafe Victoria

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer - WorkSafe Victoria
Location: Geelong
Salary: $400000 - $500000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-09-11
Reference: JO-1909-97629
Contact Name: Georgie Minas
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 12, 2019 15:57

Job Description

  • High Profile Executive Opportunity
  • Geelong Location – Up to a 5 Year Contract
WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of all Victorians, as the state’s health and safety regulator and as the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme. With the ever changing nature of workplaces and industries, the organisation is evolving to provide a more inclusive, empathetic and tailored service to all Victorians while still ensuring it performs its regulation function efficiently and effectively. At the heart of this transformation is embedding a proactive, prevention-led approach to health and safety in every workplace across Victoria, which will save lives and reduce injuries.

Reporting to the Minister for Workplace Safety and the WorkSafe Board, the CEO will provide strategic and visionary leadership to the organisation whilst navigating the complexity of the operating environment. With a number of key Government workplace safety commitments, you will ensure the organisation has clarity as to the reform agenda and further lift capability to deliver on these priorities. With a commitment to stakeholder engagement, you will build rapport and confidence through collaboration with the diverse range of parties and stakeholders including workers and their representatives, employers, government agencies and the Victorian community.   

With an appreciation of the public sector, you have proven executive experience leading large reform agendas in complex environments. As a values driven leader, you will be known for your collaborative approach and genuine commitment to developing staff and leading high performing teams. You bring strong strategic thinking and a collaborative approach to engaging with a diverse and broad range of stakeholders. You will demonstrate empathy, integrity and fairness through your leadership style, and will bring a results-focused approach, including driving accountability throughout the organisation.

To apply for this role, please email your resume and brief cover letter to with reference number Ref:JO-1909-97629 in the subject. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Clare McCartin on (03) 9929 9518 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515