WHS Business Partner - Assurance and Reporting Lead - QLD (permanent)

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

  • Brisbane, Queensland

  • Published : 2023-01-08
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  • Job Title WHS Business Partner


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Position Description WHS Business Partner – Assurance and Reporting Lead
Who is the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator? The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced operations in 2013 as a national entity responsible for regulating all vehicles in Australia over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass. Located in Brisbane, the NHVR minimises the compliance burden on the heavy vehicle transport industry, reduces duplication and inconsistencies across state and territory borders, and ultimately for the heavy vehicle business with government in Australia.
What is important to us? At the NHVR our workplace values set the tone for our organisational culture:
• People matter • Customer first • We add value • Strong partnerships
We value staff with a genuine belief in the work they do and the benefit it will bring. We aim to develop a supportive work environment which we believe will be achieved by a focus on professionalism, teamwork and collective values.
What do we expect of our employees? The NHVR is seeking an individual who: • Is committed to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and stakeholders • Is energised by identifying new approaches and solutions • Is innovative in addressing day-to-day challenges • Is supportive towards colleagues and contributes towards making their workplace an enjoyable place to be
Commitment to safety, diversity and anti-discrimination The NHVR is committed to providing a safe, forward-thinking and tolerant work environment. Diversity within our workforce is valued as being representative of the standards, values and diversity within the community and clients we serve.
Environment Through leadership and influence, the NHVR administers a national system that delivers consistent and streamlined regulatory services and administration to the Australian heavy vehicle road transport sector, reducing regulatory burden whilst enabling greater safety and productivity.
Title WHS Business Partner – Assurance and Reporting Lead
Position Number 1179
Reports to Manager WHS Division Corporate Services
Direct reports Nil Unit Workplace Health and Safety
Job type Permanent Location Brisbane
Salary per annum Position Classification AC-E
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The role reports to the WHS Manager and sits within the Wellbeing, Health and Safety Functions of the People, Safety and Culture team. It is an opportunity for an analytically minded safety professional to join an energized and high performing team and to lead WHS assurance functions and act as the safety conscience in a national organization.
Primary Objectives The WHS Business Partner (North) will play a pivotal role in maturing the existing Safety Management Safety by providing an effective assurance framework which supports the uplift of the organsiation’s safety management practices. As a senior WHS representative, based at the NHVR head office, the position will play a key role in the assurance and reporting of WHS activities to inform and facilitate effective decision making at all levels of the organisation.The assurance activities and reporting will cultivate strong safety culture as well as provide direction, assurance and insights of appropriate safety practices, and risk controls.
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities • Actively build a safety culture and promote safety management activities within the organization where the
management of critical risks becomes an organic part of day-to-day business. • Maintain the WHS Critical Risk Register and provide leadership and coaching to managers for the development of
WHS divisional operational registers to ensure they reflect the current WHS risks of the NHVR, the timely and effective implementation of controls assuring risks are being managed within tolerances and reported.
• Assure that business leads use appropriate controls to manage identified critical risks and develop testing/monitoring approaches to provide governance over these controls.
• Support, mentor, and upskill business leaders to better assess and manage WHS risk, including workshop facilitation and training sessions in line with the NHVR safety management framework.
• Development of fit for purpose tools and work procedures and coach/train the leaders in the use and value of the tools and assit them to embed the tools
• Lead consultation with HSR’s, committee’s and the NHVR on Workplace Health and Safety policies, procedures and practices.
• Manage allocated projects to ensure critical safety projects are delivered in scope, on time, and in budget. • Ownership of corporate safety tools including analysis, identification, and communication of WHS key performance
indicators, trends, and other data sources, in conjunction with key stakeholders, that results in the development of actions and initiatives to drive organisational wellbeing, health and safety improvements.
• Lead NHVR’s internal safety assurance processes includingconducting and managing surveys, conducting audits and reviews, also conduct periodical review of closed WHS events and actions to ensure effectiveness.
• Investigate high risk safety incidents using ICAM methodology to establish root causes and corrective actions and influence organisational change with Supervisors and Managers.
• Proactively engage with leaders in influencing safety mindsets, habits, and behaviours to improve NHVR culture by operationalising strategies.
Skills and Capabilities • Demonstrated leadership experience within a corporate environment in a safety assurance related role. • High level written communication skills including the ability to clearly and accurately articulate complex issues and
risks in high level documentation including monthly reports and board reports, investigation reports, audit reports, safety communications, and risk assessments.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage safety management systems including assurance processes. • Demonstrated strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate detailed and
accurate information. • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and lead initiatives and manage projects effectively in a dynamic, complex
environment with competing priorities. • Demonstrated ability to consult with internal and external staekholders on Health and Safety programs of work.
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• Demonstrated ability to conduct safety investigations and address root causes and latent factors. • Demonstrated high proficiency in the use of multiple software applications to ensure continued growth of WHS
technology capability within the safety management system. • Demonstrated high level interpersonal and communication skills including ability to work collaboratively with a range
of internal and external stakeholders and influence outcomes. • Comprehensive understanding of Work Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and codes of practice relevant to
the operation of the NHVR and the ability to apply these practically across multiple state jurisdictions. • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team of people to provide consistent, responsive advice and support. • Interstate travel is a core component.
Qualifications and Experience Highly Regarded:
• Suitably qualified in safety disciplines • Formal qualification and experience in Project Management • Tertiary qualification or 10+ years in safety roles focussed on analytics • Incident investigation qualifications (ICAM) • Lead auditing qualifications • Training or qualifications regarding data analysis (BABOK, Six Sigma, DA-100)
Who is the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator?
What is important to us?
What do we expect of our employees?
Commitment to safety, diversity and anti-discrimination
Primary Objectives
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Skills and Capabilities
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