WHS Lead

Join Our Team: WHS Lead – Riverland, South Australia

We’re Costa. Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. On the land, in distribution centres, and out on the roads – Costa people work hard to bring the freshest produce to tables across Australia. But joining our team is about more than just hard work. It’s about picking a meaningful, sustainable job that’s good for you, and for Australia.

About the Role

Costa's Renmark Farms and Pack House Operations are looking for a proactive and experienced WHS operative to join our dynamic team in Riverland. This pivotal role focuses on enhancing workplace health, safety, and wellbeing across our operations. As part of the Costa Group, a leader in sustainable and innovative agricultural practices, you'll be instrumental in fostering a culture of safety and continuous improvement.

What You'll Do:

  • Partner with leaders to achieve WHS objectives, ensuring a safe and healthy work environment through strategic planning and key performance indicators.
  • Lead by example, providing advice and support to WHS Committees and Health & Safety Representatives, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Analyse safety metrics, identify improvement areas, and develop risk minimization plans.
  • Coordinate site safety training, implement health and wellbeing initiatives, and ensure compliance with Costa Group Safety Management System.
  • Support and guide the Return to Work Process, including developing individual return-to-work programs.
  • Mentor safety teams and support the wellbeing of Seasonal Pacific Workers.

What You'll Bring:

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a WHS role.
  • Tertiary qualification in WHS or a related field, or equivalent experience. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is advantageous.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of WHS legislation, Codes of Practice, and Standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with Workers Compensation legislation and coordinating Return to Work processes would be highly regarded. 
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, building strong relationships at all levels.

Key Challenges:

  • Driving continuous improvement and challenging the status quo.
  • Prioritizing work to focus on key initiatives without compromising WHS service quality.
  • Coaching line managers in day-to-day issue handling, working effectively within a team, and adapting to change.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to make a significant impact on the health and safety of our operations.
  • A supportive work environment where diversity is valued and professional growth is encouraged.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

We care for our people:

People are the heart of Costa. Our employees enjoy some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry. From competitive pay to health, wellbeing, and further learning and development opportunities. No matter the role, you’ll always benefit from a caring environment that encourages and supports you to thrive, grow and connect.

Apply now to become a key player in driving Costa's WHS culture forward.

For more information please contact Kaylee Carlson, HR Manager Riverland on 0499 767 890

NOTE: We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis, and shortlisting may occur prior to the advertised closing date. 


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Full time

Job no: 2024-2390

Location: South Australia, Riverland Region

Category: Citrus/Grapes

Closing Date: Sunday 28 April 2024