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About Us

St Bart’s is a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation founded in 1963 as a small homeless shelter for men. For nearly 60 years, we have been standing by the side of vulnerable Western Australians experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness, mental health challenges, trauma and hardship. Since our foundation, we have evolved into a larger organisation that provides progressive, person-centered and trauma-informed recovery support to people in need, regardless of background, age, gender or ethnicity.

We provide safe, supported accommodation and services to people who need it the most. Each day, we stand by the side of more than 500 of Western Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people, supporting them on their recovery journeys and empowering them to achieve their goals.

We value our people – employees, volunteers, partners and stakeholders – and appreciate the meaningful contributions they make in the lives of our consumers.

About the Role

The position is responsible for leading and coordinating St Bart’s Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and Organisational Risk functions. Ensuring St Bart’s complies with all WHS legislation and maintains a safe environment for all staff, volunteers, contractors, and visitors to the organisation.

Key accountabilities for the role are:

  • Lead on the development of risk management, emergency response and WHS policy development and ensure they reflect the relevant legislation.
  • Coordinate health and safety training sessions, safety forums for management, WHS representatives, supervisors, and staff.
  • Complete WHS monthly reporting accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Develop WHS metrics, audits and analyse data to make recommendations.
  • Review safety practices with relevant stakeholders to support ongoing accreditation against relevant national standards.

For a copy of the full position description, please visit our website:

What are we looking for?

  • Tertiary qualified in Work Health and Safety and OHS Certified.
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience.
  • Experience in managing incidents and investigations and coordinating emergency responses.
  • Building strong stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Provide contemporary advice and guidance on safety and risk matters in line with company requirements and legislation.
  • Support WHS initiatives across the business.

Employee Benefits

  • 23 days of annual leave.
  • The opportunity to purchase additional 4 weeks leave per annum.
  • Access to salary packaging, meal and entertainment benefits – save tax and increase your take home pay by salary packaging up to $15,900 per year tax free as well as up to $2,650 of your pre-tax income to pay for meal and entertainment benefits.
  • A culture of learning with career development opportunities.
  • Corporate discounts and memberships.
  • EAP program accessible for you, your close family and members of your household.

How to apply

We want to know about you, why you want to work with us, and how your skills, qualifications and experience align with the position requirements. Please submit your current resume and cover letter which demonstrates your suitability for the position.

Additional Requirements:

  • Current and satisfactory Police Clearance (obtained within the last 3 months)
  • Verification of working rights in Australia (i.e. Working Visa, Australian Passport, Australian Citizenship)
  • Copies of all relevant qualifications
  • LARU Approved Supervisor Status
  • First-Aid Certificate and Driver’s license is required

For more details on the position please contact Martin Nice on (08) 9323 5120.

Applications close 5.00 pm WST on 22 January 2024. However, we reserve the right to close applications prior to the closing date if a suitable applicant is found.

St Bart’s is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI and people with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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