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National Safety Managers

National Safety Managers

  • 614964
  • North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2060
  • Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
  • Cannon Hill, QLD, Australia, 4170
  • Full Time

At Compass we strive to build an environment of inclusion that allows a diverse group of employees to contribute, participate, and succeed. We value the different perspectives and abilities of our employees because they uniquely improve the quality of our work and services we provide for our clients and customers.

And our services are vast! Compass Group are the global market leader in providing a range of support services to customers in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals, at leisure and in remote environments. In Australia we have over 10,000 employees working across 600+ locations. 

The Position

During a period of growth, we are seeking applications for a National Safety Manager to work collaboratively with the Executive Directors & General Managers to drive ongoing and sustainable improvement in our safety performance. This role leads a team of safety professionals aligned with Our Safety Culture by developing and maintaining a safety leadership programme and approach across all levels of the business from team members at site to members of our Australian Leadership Team.  The National Safety Leader will provide specialist technical advice and coaching resources to the operations and shared services teams to assist in developing a culture characterised by care, respect and accountability for performance.

Key Duties 

Reporting to the General Manager of People & Safety, this role works collaboratively with the Operational Leaders across all business units to drive ongoing and sustainable improvement in our safety performance.  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coaching senior leaders in their safety behaviours and programs to drive safe operational improvement
  • Driving compliance of food safety programmes and procedures to ensure the highest standard of food integrity to our customers
  • Driving and maintaining processes for identifying, assessing, managing and recording hazards and risks
  • Assisting in the investigation of incidents to drive a rigorous approach to root cause identification and close out of corrective actions
  • Supporting and maintaining company certification to Australian and International standards in accordance with the external HSEQ audit programme
  • Reviewing, establishing and maintaining procedures for environmental management within the business that are closely aligned with the company’s accredited Environmental Management System
  • Interacting with clients to demonstrate to them how the company’s operations and programmes effectively manage their risk and add commercial value to their operations and business strategy

The Person

  • Demonstrated experience implementing and monitoring HSEQ programmes in a multi-service environment
  • Tertiary qualified in a relevant field
  • Experience in managing inter-relationships across stakeholders, clients and other relevant industry associations
  • Demonstrated capability in influencing key stakeholders to implement the company’s HSEQ standards and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and monitoring HSEQ programs in a multi-service environment
  • Detailed knowledge of applicable legislation and ISO standards
  • Detailed knowledge of HACCP procedures
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, web-based software applications and a high level of computer literacy in general
  • Experience in managing inter-relationships across the company and stakeholders including clients and other relevant industry associations and bodies.


We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent and offer many diverse opportunities.  We place great importance in looking after our people and offer a variety of learning and development opportunities, reward and recognition programs, paid parental leave and a selection of corporate benefits.

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