Manager Safety Risk & Resilience

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About Wannon Water

Wannon Water is Victoria’s second largest regional urban water corporation by area.

Each day across South West Victoria we deliver clear, fresh drinking water to our customers. Wannon Water also take away sewage and trade waste which they treat and return safely to the environment. As a key regional organisation, Wannon Water strives to be an influential community partner, contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of the region as a whole. They are guided by our strategic direction of beyond water for strong communities.

Wannon Water provide services to 34 towns, including residential, commercial, industrial and rural customers. Their 230-strong employee base has more than 1,500 years’ experience at Wannon Water to fulfil our purpose of delivering water and sewerage services and improving the lives of people in South West Victoria.



Wannon Water are passionate about people - the people they employ, the people who depend on our products and services, and the people who make up our communities. 

As an employee of Wannon Water, you will have a genuine opportunity to make the most of your talents, broaden your experience and take on rewarding challenges. 

Working with the wider community, they commit to making gender equity a business and cultural norm. It’s simply the right thing to do. They embrace all forms of diversity and promote family-friendly working hours and leave arrangements to ensure their workforce is representative of the community that they serve. Wannon Water feature a mix of age groups and cultural diversity, programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative, and a raft of professional development opportunities, making working here a great lifestyle choice.


You will have access to:

  • Programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative
  • A flexible work environment
  • An events and activities committee
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Rostered days off
  • An employee assistance program
  • Study leave
  • Health and wellbeing programs


Job Description

About the Role 

Opportunities like this do not come around often! If you love working in a fast-paced environment, and with an employer of choice, then this opportunity might just be what you have been looking for!

Wannon Water are seeking a dynamic, capable and experience individual for the role of Manager Safety, Risk & Resilience.

Leading the Safety, Risk & Resilience team, you will provide leadership and support for the management and continual improvement of the following:

  • Risk Management System
  • Occupational Health & Safety System
  • Integrated Management System
  • Emergency Management System
  • Internal Audit Program.

This position provides an outstanding career and lifestyle opportunity, and the right candidate will help shape the role based on their own unique strengths and passions.


Desired Skills and Experience

About Your Skills 

You are passionate, motivated, adaptable and enjoy leading and developing high-performing teams and people. Your strengths are building relationships and providing outstanding service and advice across the organisation, to support the delivery of our long-term strategic goals.

You are focussed on continual improvement and developing systems that help keep our people safe and making sure our services are operating effectively, working well and resilient.

Wannon Water encourage applications from individuals who are:

  • Tertiary qualified in risk management or a relevant field or who have significant experience across the risk and resilience portfolio
  • Have successfully led, developed and managed high-performing teams
  • Align to our organisation's values
  • Are passionate, highly motivated and enthusiastic 
  • Have a proven track record of relating well to others in a diverse workforce
  • Are committed to the long-term success of our organisation.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.


This full-time position is located in Warrnambool with a generous salary ($107,513.69 to $122,488.37 plus superannuation), excellent flexible working arrangements, and a rostered day off every four weeks. Part-time applications may be considered, with the application clearly outlining your FTE availability.


For further information, please call Anna Stow (Executive People & Resilience) on 0438 494 550.

A copy of the position description for this role is available here or visit their website at 

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Applications Close: Sunday 21 August 2022

Click APPLY NOW and you will be taken through to the Wannon Water Careers Portal to complete your application. Once there, you will be prompted to answer a few simple questions and upload your cover letter and CV. To give yourselve the best opportunity to progress your application, please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the role requirements as outlined in the position description.

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