A rare opportunity has become available with our client, a national, multi-modal transport and logistics company which specialises in the Rail sector who are looking for a Head of Health, Safety, Compliance and Wellness.Health safety and compliance is a core pillar of the business values and strategy. They are looking for somebody that can, not only manage and improve on the already enviable safety performance they have but take them through innovative practice to the next level of thinking.More than just process, the role’s number 1 challenge is to create a Health & Safety Culture where everyone looks out for each other as a natural part of the everyday role and pro-actively looks for potential hazards, constantly throughout the day, every day. They are passionate about moving the culture to a think safety, think risk culture and ensuring HSC and W are part of the very fabric of the organisation.Through best practice change management strategies this person must motivate and excite the broader team about the opportunities that exist in doing things more safely and in a compliant mannerThey also will be helping staff to realize that safety is a journey and not a destination and only continuous improvement will guarantee that they are not only at the leading edge but in some cases leading the Rail and Logistics industries (Heads, hearts and Minds). About the roleYou will be responsible for:Managing compliance of the Group of Company’s accreditations, and safety management systems (i.e., ISO 45001, Rail, HACCP, NHVAS etc.) to meet relevant State / Federal ActsManaging risk that may jeopardize the Group of Companies ability to operated safely (i.e., Logistics, Road, Rail, Construction etc.)Provide leadership around Risk Management and Risk Minimization strategies for the Group of companies, outside of the normal Health, Safety and Compliance sphere.Identifying business critical risks and implementing a program to raise awareness.Be the architect and owner of the Health & Safety Strategy that drives a “safety culture” within the organisation and develops behaviours that are repeated and ensure that culture is owned by all members of the company family.Manage relationships with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider ensuring that contracted services are provided at the standard required and agreed.Looking at the whole body when it comes to safety including mental wellness and provide education and awareness around mental health.Identify opportunities to introduce wellness programs within the organisation structure.Be the champion of the Ageing Workforce Strategy, to ensure that strategies are in place to ensure that our team members are not exposed to greater risk because of ageing.Manage the existing system (Rapid) to ensure that it is delivering all that it has been set up to do.Look for continuous improvement opportunities in the software available.Continually evaluate to determine if the system is delivering all that they want if to, as Health, Safety, Compliance and Wellness needs evolve.Develop reporting systems to ensure that key management information is made available to the appropriate areas of the business (e.g., Board, Executive & Management)Provide the appropriate training to all employees to ensure that they understand what best practice health and safety looks like and that have the relevant skills to be able to deliver the desired safety standards.Manage the conduct of Audits to assist the business in understanding where shortcomings may be, facilitate immediate improvement of gaps and provide training to ensure that there are no repeated examples.Manage Audits requested by customers and Regulatory Authorities.Change ManagementAbout you You must have a bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety, Safety Engineering, Environmental Health, Rail Safety or related field required and at least five years of occupational health and safety experience in an industrial environment. Preferably transport and logistics, Rail.You must also have a working understanding of the Rail Safety National Law and Regulations. Outstanding success in leading a Health & Safety team in the Rail or Logistics industries would be highly desirable as well as working knowledge of federal / state legislation relating to work health & safety, environment, heavy vehicle, equal opportunity, workplace bullying.You must have strong experience in the development, implementation and maintenance of compliance strategies as well as amazing communication and interpersonal skills.We are a strongly connected family of people and you must have that ability to engender teamwork and work closely with staff to achieve shared outcomes. We have a strong culture of collaboration and you would be part of a high performing P and C team and executive who really values P and C.If you fit this brief and are interested in contributing your amazing skills to take this organisation to the next level. We look forward to welcoming your application. To apply, simply submit your CV along with a cover letter quoting 14M0447245.At HR Partners, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.