Person, Cup, Coffee Cup, Pottery

Senior Safety Leader

  • 596260
  • Adelaide
  • Roxby Downs
  • SA Regional
  • Perth
  • Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Full Time

Compass Group is a world leader in catering and support services. ESS is the market leading support services division of Compass Group, partnering with major companies throughout the oil and gas, mining and construction, and defence sectors.

The Position

Due to anticipated growth, we are looking for an experienced Safety Leader, to lead our team of safety professionals across multiple sites; aligning our safety culture across operations, developing and maintaining a safety leadership programme and approach across all levels of the business. Based in our Adelaide office, this role will initially require weekly travel to sites, on a Monday to Friday roster. Successful candidates will also focus on driving regular and sustainable improvement in our safety performance; conducting regular safety interactions with all levels within the teams, ensuring safety compliance and supporting any investigations, demonstrating tenacity to get to root cause identification.


  • Coach senior leaders in their safety behaviours and programs, to drive safe operations improvement owned by operational leaders
  • Drive compliance to the food safety programmes and procedures to ensure the highest standard of food integrity to our customers
  • Drive and maintain processes for identifying, assessing, managing and recording hazards and risks
  • Assist in the investigation of incidents to drive a rigorous approach to root cause identification and close out of corrective actions
  • Oversee the audit compliance to the Compass Group standards and HSEQ Management System
  • Support and maintain company certification to Australian and International standards in accordance with the external HSEQ audit programmes
  • Review, establish and maintain procedures for environmental management within the business that are closely aligned with the company’s accredited Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Interact 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

Experience Required:

  • Strong and decisive HSEQ leadership skills with ability to engage stakeholders
  • Experience in managing multiple stakeholder relationships, effectively bringing people along the site safety journey.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and monitoring HSEQ programmes in a multi-service environment;
  • Degree/Diploma in relevant field and/or Certificate IV Work Health and Safety
  • Experience in managing inter-relationships across the company and stakeholders including clients and other relevant industry associations and bodies.
  • Detailed knowledge of HACCP procedures
  • Proven track record in leading and improving safe operations including a demonstrated capability in influencing senior leaders of the business to implement the company’s HSEQ standards and procedures

The Benefits

This position offers a great opportunity for outstanding applicants who are seeking to progress their career within our global organisation. As a Team Member with Compass Group, you will have the support, infrastructure, systems and processes you would expect from a global organisation. As an employer of choice, we recognise high performance and foster individual development.

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