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National Safety Manager - COVID Response

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Brand: Australia Post
Categories: Corporate Services
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
State: VIC
Location: Melbourne

You might think you know us, but we’re transforming.  

In this rapidly evolving commercial landscape, we’re changing too.

And we’re only getting started.

Australia Post is transforming to become one of Australia’s leaders in ecommerce and digital innovation. Our People and Culture (P&C) teams are fundamental to Australia Post’s ongoing transformation – ensuring we continually adapt, evolve and challenge the way we do things. We’re responsible for our people plan initiatives, compliance with regulatory frameworks, and supporting the organisation’s strategic transformational requirements. 

What does the role involve?

Sitting in our wider Safety team with a dual reporting line to “General Manager of Safety & Wellbeing”, Rod Maule and the “Head of Group Safety, Wellbeing & Governance”, Kim Grady, you will be a key member of the the Covid-19 Response leadership team. This role will have accountability to mobilise, manage and have oversight of all Covid-19 response activities across Australia Post. Supported by the “Program Manager – Contact Tracing” and the “Program Manager Covid 19 Operations”, this role is responsible for leading, planning and managing the day day-to-day activities and resources as it relates to Australia Post’s response to Covid-19.

This role will be a critical support to the Senior Leadership team in Safety, providing somebody with dedicated capacity to have oversight of the various initiatives, allowing for senior leaders to turn focus onto managing strategic aspects of Covid-19 and how as an organisation we will co-exist with Covid in the future.  In partnership with the business, the National Manager will provide operational leadership and governance for implementing COVID-19 requirements and provide an escalation pathway where non-compliance is identified. Working across both re-active & proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID -19 and keep our workforce safe, they will assist with communicating health advice around COVID-19 in the workplace.

The Covid 19 response at Australia Post like everywhere is evolving and the National Manager needs to demonstrate the ability to manage complex conflicting work demands and meet demanding timelines.

This role requires a broad remit of skills including project management, change, stakeholder management, business partnering, an understanding of operational workforces and analytical skills. The role requires somebody who is able to be agile, responsiveness and problem solve.

To be successful for this role, we are seeking somebody who has;

  • Significant experience in manager and leading a team.
  • Experience in crisis response or emergency management, preferably in relation to Covid-19. That is proven experience in a safety, health, emergency or crisis management role within a large scale organisation.
  • Experience in a similar industry or work environment to Australia Post would be highly desirable. 
  • Highly developed communication skills, including the ability to develop ideas into logical written communication, reports, plans and proposals as well as confidence in verbal communication in a variety of environments and with diverse audiences, as well as, managing regular updates to Senior Leaders.
  • Experience in managing stakeholders within a chain of command and demonstrated experience managing an evolving program of work with multiple streams, complexity and significant change management.

We believe investing in our people is good business. 

That’s why we have team dedicated to career coaching and support for our employees. And we know that your life outside of work matters. So while we work hard, we also have a culture that promotes a genuine work/life balance. ​ 

Together, our differences make us stronger.​ 

With a reach across Australia and beyond, we’re building a workforce that’s as diverse as the communities we serve. Learn more about how we're supporting inclusion at Australia Post - https://mypo.st/Diversity If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Talent Acquisition Diversity Team at inclusivecareers@auspost.com.au

Australia Post welcomes applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders. Check out this short video https://mypo.st/WelcomeToCountry to find out how we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land we operate on.   

Ready to join the transformation of Australia Post?​ 

Click apply now, to help shape our tomorrow.  ​ 


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