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Workplace Health and Safety Partner (Manual Handling) 1

Date: 25-May-2023

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.

 WHS Partner (Manual handling)


  • Excellent employee benefits including salary packaging
  • Hub of medical precinct in Parkville, Melbourne
  • Work for Australia's leading Children's Hospital 
  • Best practice implementation
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Progress Your Career Today!
  • Excellent career progression
  • Pro-active and supportive leadership
  • Flexible work options available


About the Role:

This is a Permanent Full Time position at 80 per fortnight within the Workplace Health and Safety Team

You will be responsible for the ongoing facilitation of our ‘Smart Move Smart Lift’ program, and investigating manual handling incident/trends throughout the hospital to provide updates and strategic advice to our Executive. In addition you will be involved in Project Management that falls within the Workplace Health and Safety team – currently the implementation of our Occupational Violence and Aggression Plan is at the forefront of the current project work.


What you’ll achieve:

  • Ongoing Management of the internal Smart Move Smart Lift Program
  • Assistance with the implementation of our Occupational Violence and Aggression Plan
  • Managing relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Influencing Management on WHS specific issues


Classification for this position will range from A081 –A085 (base salary $116,568.40 - $128,642.80 per annum, plus superannuation)

Your skills and experience:

  • Have a sound knowledge of all relevant statutory provisions including those contained in the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (Vic), Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic), Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), Return to Work Compliance Codes and applicable provisions within respective Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in injury management, allied health or another related field.
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Ability to develop and effectively implement process improvement and change. You will need to be a strategic thinker

If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.


About the Workplace Health and Safety Team

The Workplace Health and Safety Team is responsible for influencing a safety culture within RCH.  It is a multidisciplinary team that work in conjunction with all areas of the Hospital to manage risks, incidents and safety issues, whilst also being responsible for staff wellbeing and injury management.


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Staff Wellbeing Hub
  • Staff immunisation
  • Early Learning Centre childcare
  • Parkville location and close to public transport
  • Discounted on-site car parking
  • Retail and food outlets, including a convenience store
  • Professional development and special events
  • Culture of continuous improvement
  • Flexible work options available


Other requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure


Application process

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!

For more information about this position please contact Matt McFillin, WHS Partner 03 9345 4224.


Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 15 June 2023