WHS Manager SA - Vertical Farming

About Us

Costa is Australia’s leading horticultural company and is the largest fresh produce supplier to the major food retailers. Our operations include approximately 7000 planted hectares of farmland, 40 hectares of glasshouse facilities and three mushroom growing facilities across Australia.

Costa Mushrooms based at Monarto, is the largest mushroom farm and most modern mushroom cultivation facility in Australia. Spread over 360 acres of land, the purpose-built facility grows premium mushrooms that are then marketed around Australia. Our team have a strong quality focus and work together to find ways to keep producing mushrooms that are fresh, affordable and nutritious while setting the standard in sustainable commercial farming.

About the opportunity

Working collaboratively with senior leadership you will develop, drive & monitor WHS strategies, policies & plans to optimise the safe performance of our people.  You will target best practice levels of safety and legislative compliance in an environment of continuous improvement.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Implementing and driving the Vertical Farming WHS Strategic Plan and Key Safety Performance Indicators
  • Partner and coach the local Managers in understanding and achieving their Key Safety Performance Indicators
  • Lead a program of internal audits & provide technical guidance to drive resolution of risks identified.
  • Work with leaders throughout the workers compensation process to the return to Pre Injury Duties.
  • Analyse risk data and produce reports for management teams
  • Implement Health and Wellbeing initiatives.

About you

You are a passionate and experienced WHS Manager that is suitably qualified and will bring the following to the role: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant WHS legislation, Codes of Practice and Standards relevant to the role.
  • Strong leadership skills including the demonstration of positive influencing skills and change management experience.
  • Demonstrate integrity and exceptional commitment to confidentiality and sensitivity
  • An understanding and respect for differing cultural and social needs

Why work for us

Costa offers a range of employee benefits and conditions covering areas such as flexible work arrangements, learning and development opportunities, study assistance, rewards and recognition and health and wellbeing. Our people are critical to our business and we in turn, want to ensure our employees have access to programs and services to help them succeed.  For more information visit: 


For further information please refer to the position description or questions can be directed to Melanie Beeson – Recruitment Manager: Melanie.Beeson@costagroup.com.au

Shortlisting will commence immediately so if this opportunity interests you, apply now!


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Full time

Job no: 2023-1950

Location: South Australia, Monarto

Category: Mushroom

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 April 2023