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Workplace Health & Safety (WHSS) Specialist

Deadline for applications: Friday 12th April 

Contract type: Full Time

Job overview

Study Group are looking for a highly experienced Workplace Health & Safety (WHSS) Specialist A/NZ. Reporting to the HR Director A/NZ, the WHSS will work closely & collaboratively with SGA executive, senior leaders, International Study Centers & Charles Sturt University key stakeholders, and relevant Global roles (i.e. risk, audit, legal) to ensure the Work Health and Safety Management System, Framework & Outcomes, developed in consultation with Lane Safety Systems, is implemented according to agreed timeframes and standards, and reporting against the same.

Key responsibilities

  • Drive improvements in safety performance
  • Assume the role of subject matter expert for all aspects of the Workplace Health and Safety Management System program including participation in audits
  • Develop appropriate relationships with Workcover/Worksafe, auditors and professional associations to maintain active working relationships and keep abreast of industry trends and regulatory requirements
  • Lead, drive and enable WHS Project meetings and provide insight and support for Safety Management System requirements.
  • Establish relationships with peers and / or senior management in areas affected by the frameworks, policies or procedures, and obtain appropriate input into and support for on-going document development
  • Establish and monitor effective consultation processes within the Company to meet legislative requirements
  • Develop and implement plans to address WHS Safety Management System non-conformances identified through audit outcomes
  • Provide WHS risk policy advice consistent with risk management principles and practices and relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Review, develop and implement Safety Management Systems including Framework, Policies and Procedures ensuring alignment with organisational strategy and compliance with legislative and self-insurance requirements
  • Accountable and responsible for all Workers Compensation, RTW (return to work) and rehabilitation strategies, advice, support, reports and outcomes
  • Coaching and mentoring of the A/NZ HR and Senior Management team regarding WHS and obligations on the same
  • Other duties as required/directed


  • Post graduate qualifications in WHS, auditing and incident investigations
  • Experience in WHS training design, development, facilitation and assessment
  • Qualifications &/or material and demonstrated experience in project management
  • Significant experience as a safety professional with a thorough understanding of safety principles and International safety standards ISO9001 & AS/NZ 4801 standards
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and management of Safety Management systems, plans, policies and frameworks
  • Proven experience in project management including the ability to lead, manage & influence other members of the business (especially context of a Global matrix structure)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant WHS legislation, Codes of Practice and standards
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated successful change leadership/management experience
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills with an ability to prepare management/Board reports and other WHS documentation
  • Strong interpersonal skills including an ability to engage appropriately with staff at all levels of the organisation resulting in cultural change where WHS responsibilities become an integral part of managing a business
  • Data mindset and approach/experience and demonstrated intermediate computer skills with the ability to produce timely and accurate reports and metrics
  • Demonstrated strategic and lateral thinking with the ability to identify, analyse and interpret complex data and develop appropriate WHS strategies to meet the requirements of the business
  • Keen understanding of & experience with auditing, assurance and compliance, as well as risk management principles
  • Strong knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety and the ability to consult and deliver results in a highly regulated, complex, & multi-site environment

About Study Group

Study Group is a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a transformational learning experience. Our global recruitment teams enrolled over 30,000 students from 142 countries in 2018. The universities we work with trust us to increase their international footprint, access student diversity and provide assured progression, so they can continue to focus on academic excellence.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations. Please see our Candidate Privacy Policy.

How to apply

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. Please apply with CV, including a detailed cover letter outlining how your skills and experience align with this role, on our jobs board.

Application closing date is Friday 12th April so prompt application are encouraged.

For more information or a copy of the position description please contact Gemma Barber at

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.