Workplace Health Safety and Environment Manager

At RØDE we are Passionate about Audio

Want to work for one of the fastest-growing, most innovative manufacturer-exporters in audio technology in the world today? RØDE is looking for passionate, talented and dedicated Workplace Health Safety and Environment Manager to join our rapidly-growing team.

The successful candidate will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Company’s WHS&E framework and supporting policy, programs, systems, standards, and initiatives, aligning them with contemporary practice, research, as well as government and legislative requirements, to build a best practice WHS&E culture and to support the continuous improvement of WHS&E performance across the Company.  

Part of The Freedman Group, RØDE is a leading manufacturer of high-quality microphones and audio equipment, which can be found in studios, venues, on-location, and in the hands of creatives in every corner of the world. Our products are designed and primarily manufactured by our industry-leading team in Sydney and are exported to over 119 countries globally. Our employees are passionate, hard working, talented and are pivotal to our success.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Scope, plan and deliver a strategic plan and program to implement a WHS&E framework for the Company, taking into account the needs of the business, to deliver a system which enables the monitoring and reporting of WHS&E performance metrics and ensures all our environments are safe and healthy, and responsive to emerging risks, and compliant with regulatory, legislative and ISO requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with, and provide expert advice to executives, managers and staff to build strong stakeholder relationships and engagement, to ensure WHS&E principles, frameworks and processes are implemented consistently across the agency, and to contribute to the minimisation and resolution of WHS&E issues and risks.
  • Lead the establishment and application of WHS&E oversight and assurance activities, including site and incident investigations, safety audits, registers, and committees, to monitor and report on plan implementation and WHS&E performance metrics, to ensure standards are maintained and issues and risks are managed and minimised.
  • Actively engage with staff, deliver training, coaching and mentoring across the agency, to maximise understanding and drive the adoption of the new WHS&E framework and ‘safety first’ workplace culture.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate systems, processes and tools to manage and continuously improve incident reporting, hazard inspections, audits, controls and other WHS&E activities to ensure best practice safety management systems and approaches are in place and to ensure compliance.
  • Assist, support and develop capability in areas such as injury management and return to work
  • Manage and coordinate all site and other WHS&E related investigations to identify contributing factors to failures and incidents across the Company 

You will require the following skills and experience to be successful:

  • Significant experience working as a WHS&E Business Partner
  • Demonstrated experience in driving a safety culture from a behavioural and compliance perspective
  • Demonstrated change management experience, and experience working directly with senior stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of systems and frameworks.
  • Experience developing, implementing and maintaining a Safety Management System that will meet ISO standards
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or demonstrated equivalent relevant professional experience.
  • Completed a RTW and injury management course preferable
  • ICAM or equivalent investigation qualifications  
  • Expert knowledge and experience in the interpretation and implementation of WH&S Legislation, codes of practice and other regulations and the development of supporting strategies, systems, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated influencing skills, including engaging a variety of stakeholders to achieve performance and behavioural change

Our campus is designed to create an atmosphere which reflects our love of cutting edge technology, collaboration, and our deep connection to music, film and all things audio. Our production facilities are cutting-edge and are constantly expanding as we increase our capability with new manufacturing technologies and processes. RØDE’s investment in our in-house capability is aggressive, unmatched in the industry. Our plant boasts the finest technologies in metal engineering and production, Surface-Mount Technology electronics production, military grade finishing, plastic-injection mould manufacture, and a brand-new, best-practice toolmaking facility. 

If you are interested in pursuing a unique opportunity to work with one of the most exciting, forward-thinking companies in Australia, inspiring millions of people around the world to realise their creative vision, apply today. We want you!

RØDE values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from fully COVID-19 vaccinated people of all genders, ages and backgrounds.