Deputy Director WHSE Assurance

Australian Public Service
Sydney, Australia
Competitive salary
13 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Job role
Finance director
Experience level
The key duties of the position include:

The Role
The Directorate of Maritime Work Health Safety and Environment (DMWSHE), as a business unit within Maritime Support Branch of Maritime Systems Division (MSD), is committed to the deliver the divisional Work Health Safety and Environmental (WHSE) strategic outcome. DMWHSE is also responsible for the ongoing governance and functional management of the WHS and Environmental Management programs in the form of policies, tools, processes, training, support and delivery of risk based assurance.

The Deputy Director WHSE Assurance will manage delivery of WHSE assurance and perform risk based planning, scheduling and execution of program across the MSD sustainment products in accordance with the assurance framework.

Core duties include divisional WHSE assurance management, assurance support to business units and undertake performance improvement initiatives. The WHSE assurance is risk based program that covers:

MSD Business unit compliance verification with corporate WHSE processes;
Supplier safety and environment assurance; and WHSE performance improvement and reporting.

About our Team
As the Deputy Director WHSE Assurance you will manage a small team of WHSE professionals in the DMWHE team. The team comprises both Australian Public Servants (APS), Australian Defence Force (ADF) and contractors. This position holds supervisory responsibilities.

Being part of Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group we provide a working environment that offers you a diverse range of work, flexibility to innovate, a professional and talented team members and the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate is someone who is a strong leader with skills and experience in planning, leading and managing WHSE assurance on complex sustainment projects. They must be able to build productive relationships with stakeholders and able to work in an integrated workforce environment comprising of Defence Australian Public Servants, Australian Defence Force Personnel and a contracted labor force. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as well as critical thinking, analysis and emotional intelligence are also very important in this role.

You will need to be highly responsive, adaptable, resilient and demonstrate initiative in the chosen position. There will be opportunities for self-development and an expectation that you will challenge yourself and others to learn about the working environment you are involved in and foster continuous improvement. You will also be required to keep your knowledge current and relevant to the position.


Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at "Baseline Vetting" level.