Title:  Safety Partner


Bentleigh East, Victoria, AU

About us

At Officeworks we make bigger things happen. Our customers, our team, and our community are our heart and soul. And if our brilliant people have taught us anything, it is that we can do all kinds of incredible things, each and every day.


Fast paced. Innovative. Inspiring. With more than 8000 team members and a national footprint of more than 165 retail stores Australia wide – we’re focused on delivering a wide range, low price and great service. We’re about inspiring new ideas and thinking outside the box. We’re about kicking goals, having a laugh and pushing each other. We are about being rewarded and supported. We’re about teaching a customer something new and supporting the community. We’re about making a difference.

About the role

Based in Victoria, this role is the key driver to building a culture focused on workplace safety across VIC & TAS.

Reporting to the National Safety Manager, you will be responsible for developing a market based strategy as well as implementing National and State Health and Safety programs, policies, and educational programs to the Officeworks teams. You will provide expert advice on risk minimisation and OH&S performance improvement to stakeholders, ensuring Officeworks team members stay safe.

In addition, you will:

  • Influence managers, business partners and team members to drive a safety culture with a focus on prevention of incidents in the business.
  • Implement and facilitate training to all key stakeholders at store based and local community level.
  • Work collectively with other Safety Partners in the business to ensure best practice and continuous improvement by delivering strong strategic plans.
  • Compile and report on OH&S and incident trends in safety performance.
  • Ensure that National Health & Safety policies are implemented and monitored.
  • Assist the National Safety Manager to implement the national safety strategy and related projects.

About you

You’ll have extensive knowledge in OH&S, with 5+ years’ experience in a similar style role. You will be passionate about educating others on how to build a culture focused on positive safety behaviours.

  • Previous experience working in a multi-site environment, retail or manufacturing is desirable but not essential
  • You have a valid drivers license – travel will be required between stores across VIC & TAS.
  • You’re an excellent communicator. You have experience coaching and leading teams around HR/health and safety issues and are able to influence
  • You have knowledge of contemporary wellbeing factors and know how to educate others on these.
  • You have strong reporting and analytical skills; you feel confident presenting to a large group of stakeholders.
  • You are proactive in your approach and enjoy finding solutions.
  • You are competent in using Microsoft Office, predominantly Excel and PowerPoint
  • A qualification in OHS/HR is desired.

Our culture

It’s all in a day’s work when you’re part of the Officeworks community – where you’re not defined by who you are, but what you can do. We celebrate our teams’ uniqueness by offering the below to the Officeworks family:

  • An inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment.
  • Flexible working arrangements to best support your individual needs.
  • A key focus on wellbeing and safety.
  • Generous discounts at Officeworks, Bunnings, Kmart, Target and Catch.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities to progress your career.
  • Industry leading Growing Families policy and access to Circle In portal for Working Families.


At Officeworks, we operate best when our team represents the communities we serve. We proudly commit to providing a safe and supportive work environment for everyone. We actively encourage applications from all candidates, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities.

Officeworks is a ‘Circle Back Initiative’ employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Officeworks  requires all new team members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless they have a medical exemption). This recognises that governments in a number of jurisdictions have already mandated vaccinations for people working in retail and is about creating a safer workplace for team, customers and the community.