Safety and Wellbeing Adviser

Pacific Brands

Safety and Wellbeing Adviser

Hanes Australasia - Kew


  • Work across our Retail and Office-Based locations
  • Lead, coach and motivate on all-things safety!
  • Work in a talented and experienced team

What's in it for me?

Who wouldn't want to be part of HanesBrands? Our culture is fantastic, made so by our people and the standards we set and strive towards each day. We enjoy the benefits of being part of a global organisation, whilst staying true to our Aussie heritage. As a company, we are passionate about developing our people, and there are endless opportunities for career progression across so many different areas of our business! We are open, honest, highly collaborative and straight-talking: we love coming to work every day and being part of bringing our iconic Australian brands to life that are loved by, well - everyone!

Enjoy some of our perks …

  • We're big on training, development and promoting from within: there are genuine career opportunities across our business available for you to explore!
  • 50% off our fabulous brands, including Bonds, Champion and Sheridan
  • Reduced Health Insurance premiums with our partner BUPA
  • MS Office 365 licenses
  • Generous family and friends discounts
  • Fabulous modern office space in the beautiful Kew, equipped with sit-stand desks
  • Regular Sample Sales where you can pick up some real bargains!


We are hiring a Safety & Wellbeing Adviser on a 12m contract basis to provide subject matter expert advice and technical know-how to our Apparel Group Retail business (approx. 85% of the role) and associated office locations. You will be based out of the Apparel Group Head Office in Kew, and will take the lead in building an innovative and creative environment where people are excited and inspired to generate their own safety and wellbeing ideas and solutions.

A strong focus will be ensuring our Bonds and Champion retail network of over 100 stores comply with safety system standards, and risk is effectively managed. We need someone with experience managing safety at an operational level, and who enjoys building effective working relationships with retail operations. We also need this person to think strategically to lead successful safety and wellbeing initiatives throughout the business.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to provide safety and wellbeing strategic direction and thought leadership to a large, complex and growing organisation.

Day to day you can expect to:

  • Guide and support the business in the completion of significant incident investigations, risk assessments and risk analysis
  • Provide subject matter expertise, coaching and hands-on support across the business
  • Conduct formal incident investigations
  • Manage implementation of the Apparel Group risk profile aimed at continually improving performance
  • Develop and present monthly safety dashboards to management
  • Implement safety and wellbeing initiatives and relevant communications
  • Partner with the broader Health & Safety team to deliver on strategic projects and ensure safety results for the business
  • Demonstrate financial impact to the organisation through the safety effort

What experience do I have?

  • A minimum of three years' experience working in a similar Work, Health and Safety role
  • Qualifications in safety or health related field
  • Working knowledge of Australian/NZ WHS legislation, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards
  • Experience working in the retail industry with an understanding of customer liability and hazardous manual handling (desirable)
  • A background or understanding of Injury Management (desirable)
  • Experience developing training and communication packages and delivering safety training
  • Strong analytical, administrative and project management skills
  • Drivers licence - 30% of time will be spent in Bonds and Champion retail stores

We are looking for somebody who is passionate about improving safety and wellbeing outcomes in a retail environment and demonstrates a results driven approach.

A bit about us …

HanesBrands Australasia is home to iconic Aussie brands Bonds, Sheridan and Berlei – to name but a few – and we are proud to be part of HanesBrands Inc, the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of basic apparel brands.

The Apparel Group is the largest operating group in HanesBrands Australasia and our brands speak for themselves: Bonds, Berlei, Champion, Holeproof, Jockey, Rio, Voodoo, Kayser, Razzamatazz and many more … Our Head Office is based in Kew, an Eastern suburb of Melbourne, with easy transport links in and out of the City. We have a NSW office based in Burwood and a New Zealand office in Auckland. Together our dedicated and talented teams are famous for designing and bringing to market a range of fabulous undies, intimates, hosiery, socks and apparel for men, women, kids and baby. 

With a foot firmly in retail – we have six successful e-commerce websites and an extensive Bonds & Champion store network of over 100 stores and counting – combined with some fantastic wholesale partnerships and a growing international presence, the future is looking bright!

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