Health & Safety Manager

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) is one of Australia's most prestigious Sports, Events and Property Development companies. As well as running elite horse racing at Caulfield, Ladbrokes Park (Sandown) and Mornington Racecourses, we own 14 pub venues under the Pegasus Leisure Group (PLG), an emerging collection of owned events such as The Peninsula Picnic and Whiskey, Wine and Fire and finally the MRC Foundation, our charitable arm.We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Health & Safety Manager to join the team at MRC on a full-time permanent basis. Based at Caulfield Racecourse, this role will be responsible for the planning and implementation of MRC’s overall health and safety (H&S) strategies and initiatives.The successful candidate will be known as a proactive self-starter who enjoys solving problems on the fly, as well as having a forward-thinking approach.  As part of the Risk & Compliance team, you will leverage your technical skills, experience, and knowledge along with your relationship management capability to deliver a range of H&S initiatives and maintain and oversee MRC’s H&S operational activities.The role will involve working event days across weekends and public holidays as required, as well as travel to Mornington, Sandown and PLG venues across metropolitan & regional Melbourne.What will my responsibilities include? Ownership and management of the Club’s Health and Safety strategies including the development and implementation of the strategic plan (roadmap) for the H&S initiativesContinuous improvement and further development of the Club’s Safety Management System to ISO45001Research, analyse and environmentally scan for emerging issues and trends in safety and environmental management and recommend amendments or corrective action to MRC policy and procedures to ensure complianceEnsuring the ongoing management of the H&S function, including fulfilling the Event Safety Officer role on certain event days which include weekends and public holidaysManage MRC’s annual Health & Safety audit program of all racecourse and hotel venuesEnsure the assessment & reporting of the H&S functions and associated systems are accurate and in line with MRC proceduresEffectively manage relationships and communication with third-party service providers, government bodies, and professional organisations with regards to H&S and risk managementWhat skills and experience excite us?8+ years of H&S Compliance experienceFormal qualifications in H&S or other relevant fields (minimum Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety)Ability to manage and engage a range of internal and external stakeholdersDemonstrated experience in incident investigation and audits (both internal and external) experienceAbility to work autonomously, generate new work, and drive initiativesRacing, Gaming Venue or Event Management experience (desirable)ISO Management system experience (desirable)Strong communication and interpersonal skillsEffective time management skillsHigh level of accuracy/attention to detail and strong analytical and problem-solving skillsProficiency in Microsoft Office and relevant software applicationsWhat’s in it for you?A short walk from Caulfield StationOngoing learning & development opportunities through the organisation-wide DRIVE Development programAccess to our year-round well-being initiatives including our Employee Assistance Program for staff and familyDiscounts across our family of brands and free tickets to a wide range of eventsDiscounted coffee at Caulfield Glasshouse located next to our Head OfficePaid Volunteer and Parental LeaveThis is a truly diverse opportunity that offers a chance to build a long-term career for the right candidate within a growing business and a professional team.Melbourne Racing Club values differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientations and encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.  125000 AUD Caulfield East 3145