Safety Advisor - Vara

Virgin Australia

Perth, WA

Posted 4/8/2021

About the role:

The objective of the Safety Advisor role is to partner with the business stakeholders to maintain safety (aviation safety and OHSE) performance and compliance for Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) in line with the regulations.

The primary functions of the role are associated with OHSE (operational health safety and environment). You will be responsible for overseeing and undertaking OHSE audits, investigations and inspections of facilities, operational locations and externally contracted providers to ensure compliance with the applicable Work, Health and Safety regulations, Virgin Australia Group (VAGP) procedures and any other applicable safety standards, procedures and contracted requirements.

The Safety Advisor will also be responsible for having input into operational safety risk, the development of corporate safety education, production of governance packs and partnering with stakeholders through risk workshops

About you:

You will be a self-motivate individual who is passionate about safety. Crucial to the success of this role will be the ability to quickly build strong and lasting relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

You will also demonstrate:

  • Up to 3 years experience in a Safety Advisor / Officer or OHSE Role or similar
  • Some experience in conducting WHS and Environmental audits / inspections
  • Some experience in or leading or participating in WHSE investigations
  • CERT IV, Diploma or similar in WHS / OHS 
  • Knowledge of WHS and Environmental regulations, codes of practice and Australian Standards
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Report writing skills 
  • Ability to partner and collaborate with stakeholders 
  • Ability in the interpretation of legislative
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders and to positively influence these through communications, direct engagement and other means

Virgin Australia Group is a major Australian airline headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. The company operates scheduled domestic and short-haul international flights, charter and cargo services, and the award-winning loyalty program Velocity Frequent Flyer. The Group has been a competitor in the Australian aviation landscape for more than 20 years.

The company is now embarking on an exciting new chapter in the next stage of our journey. In September 2020, US private equity firm Bain Capital acquired Virgin Australia in a $3.5 billion deal. The airline has now re-launched as a mid-market carrier with a renewed focus on small and medium sized businesses, price-sensitive corporates and premium leisure travellers. and holiday makers.

Since November, Virgin Australia has been working on a plan to set itself up for future success. The Group has worked to ramp up flying, simplified its organisational structure, confirmed plans for 25 new 737 aircraft to renew and grow the fleet, and signalled deeper investment in technology and customer experience.

The Group recently appointed several new faces to its Executive Leadership Team, all with a proven track record and deep experience in aviation or consumer-focussed businesses.

Virgin Australia Group prides itself on recruiting the right people to meet the challenges ahead. No matter their role – our employees share an enormous amount of passion for our guests and ambition to be the most loved airline in Australia.

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