First listed on: 05 August 2019

Health & Safety Manager

  • Permanent
  • full-time
  • 38 Hours per week
  • Shepparton, VIC

Celebrating over 100 years in operation, SPC is one of Australia’s oldest and most loved fruit processors, and recently voted one of the top 20 brands Australian consumers can’t live without. Committed to championing Australian grown produce, SPC is proud to partner local communities and can boast that 97% of their products contents are grown here in Australia. Our commercial business office is located in Richmond, Melbourne. Manufacturing and distribution sites located in Shepparton and Kyabram in Victoria’s beautiful Goulburn Valley region. We currently have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and capable Health & Safety Manager to join our Quality, Safety & Environment team.

This is an exciting time to join our business as we unlock new growth potential and take our business global.

The Role

Reporting to the QSE Manager, the role of the Health & Safety Manager is to develop and drive a culture of safety across all areas of our business. You will be responsible for ensuring our business remains compliant to all relevant OH&S legislation and to embed a culture of Safety at SPC across all roles in the organisation.

This is a key role within the business with Health & Safety making a significant contribution to SPC’s overall business results. We are seeking an experienced Safety professional to bring insight, innovation and inspiration to your work, whilst delivering high quality outcomes in a fast paced and results driven environment.

The scope of the role includes, but is not limited to:

  • Review and maintain the Health and Safety Management System in the workplace as per legal guidelines.
  • Evaluating practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to regulations.
  • Conduct training and presentations for health and safety matters and accident prevention.
  • Conduct safety audits across all sites to identify current and potential risks.
  • Communicate risks and suggested solutions to the Quality Safety and Environment Manager in a timely fashion 
  • Measure, monitor and report on Health and safety awareness, issues and statistics.
  • Conduct regular safety meetings with delegates and ensure minutes are accurate and distributed to all relevant parties
  • Ensure all points raised in OH&S meetings are addressed within specified timeframes.
  • Engage, support and influence SPC management and employees to achieve a proactive safety culture across all business units.
  • Develop and implement strategies to communicate all H&S policies and procedures.
  • Develop initiatives to promote Health and Safety improvement strategies across the business.
  • Coach on site delegates in the implementation of the solutions
  • Oversee the management of Workcover activities

The successful candidate will be experienced in influencing and driving change in both safety processes and mindset by engaging others to develop safety culture champions and developing programs that promote a culture of safety.

Holding tertiary qualifications in Health & Safety, you will have a thorough understanding and experience in applying principles of OHSA 18001 or 45001 and the ability to educate and oversee the application of relevant OH&S legislation.

We are looking for an applicant with experience in leading safety audits in an FMCG production environment. The successful applicant must hold a valid Australian Drivers license.

Our Health & Safety Manager is someone who others trust.  You are approachable and always on the lookout for potential hazards and risks and you are proactive in developing solutions to those risks.

You have walked the floor and know what needs to be done in both a manufacturing and a corporate environment. You create a culture of where people are not afraid to raise concerns and you act as a champion for safety at all times.

This is a rare opportunity to join a diverse, exciting work place during a transformation period and make positive contribution to the growth of SPC.

Applications Close 24 August 2019

For more information please contact SPC at

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