First listed on: 18 March 2024

Occupational Health & Safety Officer


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly) is the voice of Aboriginal people in Victoria in the next stage of the Treaty process. It is made up of Victorian Traditional Owners, elected by Aboriginal Communities, for Aboriginal Communities, to advance our rights, interests and benefits.

The Assembly’s objective is to promote the self-determination and empowerment of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians through the Treaty process by:

  • Acting as the First Peoples’ Representative Body to negotiate and agree Statewide Treaty and Interim Agreements,
  • Acting as the Aboriginal Representative Body to support Treaty negotiations (including administering the Self-Determination Fund),
  • Enabling Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians to exercise sovereignty, the right to self-determination and other rights; including those contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

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The role is responsible for implementing and maintaining occupational health and safety programs to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. They play a crucial role in promoting a safe and healthy work environment for employees.


  • Support the development and implementation of occupational health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines, ensuring alignment with legislative requirements and overseeing compliance with relevant regulations and codes of practice.
  • Conduct risk assessments, workplace inspections, and investigations into incidents, accidents, or near misses. Provide recommendations for corrective and preventative measures based on findings.
  • Serve as the go-to person for all occupational health and safety matters, including cultural safety, acting as the OHS champion. Deliver training programs on OHS topics to employees, managers, and stakeholders, fostering awareness and adherence to safety protocols and procedures.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Communities and organisations within Victoria.
  • Strong knowledge of occupational health and safety policies, regulations, and legislative requirements.
  • Excellent communication and training delivery skills to raise awareness and foster adherence to safety protocols.
  • Detail-oriented with the capacity to provide comprehensive reports and recommendations.


  • Demonstrated skill and capacity to work effectively and with integrity in the context of a Victorian First Peoples’ Representative Body
  • Demonstrated track record of successful policy development and implementation, risk assessments, workplace inspections, and incident investigations
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar occupational health and safety role


  • Ongoing, subject to continued funding
  • Salary from $91,418 per annum (full-time equivalent) plus superannuation plus salary pacakaging, based on experience and expertise
  • Part-time: 3 days per week (0.6 FTE) 
  • Location: 48 Cambridge Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

For more information about this role, please contact via email at using the subject line: OH&S Officer

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Note that we will begin interviewing as suitable applications come through so job may be filled before close date.

Applications close Sunday 14 April 2024

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