First listed on: 15 December 2018

Safety, Health and Environment Officer - Perth

Rentokil Initial now has an exciting opportunity for a Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) officer to look after the Safety requirements for our branches in South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory. This role will provide support and work proactively with Line Managers, enabling them to execute their legal obligations for SHE in line with the continuous improvement in all areas of the business.

This role will be based in Perth and regular interstate travel (to SA and NT) will be required.

Rentokil Initial employs some 36,000 staff in over 60 countries. In the Pacific, you may know us through our strong and passionate brands: Ambius Plantscaping, Initial Hygiene and Rentokil Pest Control. Our strength lies in what we stand for: to protect and improve homes and businesses in the Pacific through the delivery of life's essentials.

The role:

The main responsibilities of this role are to implement our safety management system and associated training across the business. You will engage and partner with your stakeholders to drive a culture of safety across your regions so it is part of our normal business processes.

This role is suited for seasoned WHS professionals. You will be keen to partner with the managers, think outside the box, and really understand the needs of the business.

Reporting to the HR and SHE Director, you will also ensure the timely delivery of advice and support to management and employees alike across a broad range of Safety, Health & Environment issues.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Support and coach state teams to identify and manage health, safety and well-being risk areas
  • Ensure that identified issues and key projects which are integrated into the business and state SHE plans
  • Performing internal audits on the safety management system
  • Driving safety culture and compliance within the business
  • Working closely with the local leadership team and front-line colleagues.
  • Develop and deliver safety training to all group sizes as well as
  • Coaching and developing line managers with RTW, incident investigations.

Skills and experience required:

  • A minimum of 2 years proven performance and experience in a safety, health and environment role and injury management
  • Previous experience in workers compensation claims and return to work co-ordination
  • Tertiary WHS qualifications (certification, university degree and/or masters)
  • Drive and promote safety and health capability across the business
  • Experience and current knowledge of safety, health and environment principles and current State / Territory legislation and the ability to interpret it according to business needs
  • A strong background in stakeholder engagement and gaining 'buy-in'
  • Experience in leading change management and performing integrations during acquisitions
  • A motivated self-starter who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get hands-on
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

This position may be subject to mandatory pre-employment checks


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