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Catholic Archdiocese of Perth

Manager, Well-being, Health & Safety
Permanent Full-Time Position


The Catholic Archdiocese of Perth has 106 Parishes and 23 Agencies within its boundaries. Each parish is led by a priest appointed by the Archbishop of Perth. Agencies are managed by a Director and deliver a wide variety of ministries, including faith enrichment and formation, liturgy, safeguarding, disability, and mental health support, counselling, Aboriginal outreach, marriage and family education services, homelessness support, justice, and ecology education programs, training courses and employment support, migrant and refugee services, and prison chaplaincy. The Office of the Archbishop (OOA) and the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth Administration Centre (CAPAC) is situated at Griver House, 249 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.


Develop and implement WHS frameworks across the offices, organisations, agencies and parishes of the Perth Archdiocese. The Manager, Well-being, Health, and Safety provides expert knowledge, advice, and support to generate and promote a positive health and safety culture that embraces human dignity. This includes embedding the organisation's values into everyday work life and maintaining a safe workplace by implementing the Well-being, Health and Safety framework across all areas to deliver high-quality services reflecting the organisational values. This work spans various locations and stakeholders, including offices, organisations, agencies and parishes within the Catholic Archdiocese.

 The key responsibilities include: 

  • Implementation of WHS management systems and maintenance and development of monthly WHS reporting protocols
  • Accurate and timely record keeping of incident and hazard reporting system and risk register with recommendations for suitable control measures
  • Undertake internal hazard identification, risk assessments and investigation of incidents, identifying key corrective and preventive actions
  • Annual internal WHS audits and inspections, in line with the consultation of internal parties, to assist in addressing identified gaps
  • Frequent development and reviews of all up-to-date areas related to fulfilling external and internal WHS legislation regulations 
  • Provide all information, updates, and advice on WHS throughout the organisation
  • Coordinate, facilitate and attend all relevant safety working culture meetings, events and training sessions throughout the organisation
  • Provide and deliver appropriate learning content for onboarding employees
  • Role model safe work practices ensuring adherence to WHS policy and procedures
  • Ensure the management and guidance of the WHS team
  • Flexibility around working hours and contact outside of the same

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties. You will be expected to perform different tasks to meet the organisation’s overall objectives. 


Ideal Skills


  • Previous experience rolling out WHS plans (ideally in either faith-based, not-for-profit, health care, aged care, or a Catholic setting)
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role, facilitating group training, presentations, and employee events 
  • Extensive knowledge of current Work Health & Safety Act 2020 and regulations 
  • Experience in collation of Work Health & Safety data collection and reporting, conducting workplace inspections and liaising with Worksafe
  • A deep understanding of the Catholic Churches role in contemporary Australian Society, supporting the teachings of the Church and having respect for Clergy and Religious and their needs
  • A desire to make a difference and empower people 
  • A servicing, questioning and systematic mindset 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A formal Tertiary qualification in Work Health & Safety and/or other related degrees
  • Valid Western Australian ‘C’ Drivers Licence 

Ability to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, tact, and confidentiality 
  • Show initiative, resilience, and organisation when handling tasks and dealing with them proactively
  • Support diversity and respect human dignity
  • Travel throughout the capacity of the Archdiocese boundaries
  • Provide influence and authority when carrying out decisions
  • Show high levels of confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information and situations when liaising and consulting with people at all levels from internal and external stakeholders 
  • Physically carry out all role-required tasks and responsibilities

The successful applicant will be subject to Federal Police Clearance, Working with Children Check and Medical Check.


  • Generous salary package
  • 3.5 days additional paid leave over Christmas
  • Be a part of organisational transformation
  • Working in a friendly and positive environment 

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Attach a CV outlining your experience and qualification. In addition, please send us a one-page cover letter explaining why you are the right fit for this role.  We will not consider your application without a cover letter. 


Kyle Bricknell
marvin Consulting
08 6377 7605