Senior Manager, Health and Wellness

University of Queensland
July 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:$127,496 - $134,829
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  • Health, Safety and Wellness Division

  • Establish and lead a new team to oversee the Health and Wellness initiatives

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers

  • Work at our vibrant and conveniently located St Lucia campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    An excellent opportunity is available for a Senior Manager, Health and Wellness based within the Health, Safety and Wellness Division. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the Director in the development and implementation of policies and initiatives that contribute in a significant way to the strategic management of staff wellness, health and safety, and injury/illness management in the university. The Senior Manager, Health and Wellness is responsible for managing a small team of specialist advisors.

    Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the HSW Division Health and Wellness team and actively contribute to the management of the Division to ensure superior outcomes for the University.

  • Contribute to the development of corporate HSW planning, and strategic and operational planning for the HSW Division.

  • Along with other staff of the Health, Safety and Wellness Division, drive the implementation of the UQ Health, Safety and Wellness Strategy 2022-2026.

  • Provide leadership and direction to senior management on the design, development and delivery of a University wide Wellness Program for UQ staff, which targets areas that may lead to significant risk to the health and wellbeing of staff.

  • Coordinate the design, development and implementation of a range of programs within the University that are focused on developing staff psychological wellbeing and organisational engagement at the organisational unit and individual staff member level.

  • Provide professional advice and support, including policy development, to assist in identifying and addressing work practices and risks that significantly impact upon staff health particularly psychosocial and musculoskeletal health that unduly impact psychological and musculoskeletal wellbeing of staff and their engagement with the University.

  • In collaboration with relevant stakeholders (e.g. Human Resources, Work Injury Management, senior management), monitor and review the strategic approach and management of rehabilitation and return to work strategies for all types of cases (e.g. compensable and non-compensable).

  • For a full copy of the position description, please contact [email protected]

    This is a full-time, permanent position at HEW level 9. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $127,496 - $134,829, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $149,171 - $157,750 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You
  • Postgraduate qualifications in a health-related field such as psychology, occupational health and safety, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health or nursing, and extensive relevant experience; or (ii) an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated high level understanding of the regulatory environment (i.e. legislation, standards, and codes of practice) related to work health and safety, workers' compensation, human resources and privacy.

  • Demonstrated leadership and significant experience in the development and implementation of health and wellbeing improvement programs particularly for psychosocial or musculoskeletal health, and rehabilitation, preferably in a university or large, complex environment.

  • Demonstrated high level stakeholder management, interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to lead teams in a constructive, outcomes-focused manner, and to work constructively and collaboratively with management, peers, and team members.

  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and embracing opportunities for process improvement and change that facilitate quality business outcomes.

  • Experience leading a team of staff, including planning, organising, performance management, recognition and development of staff.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Jim Carmichael, Director, Health, Safety and Wellness Division via [email protected] . For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday, 14 July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-40561).

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