Health & Wellbeing Specialist

 Distribution Centres  Edinburgh Parks 

Requisition ID: 35425 

Employment Type: Full time 

Good things start here

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At the Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.


About the role

Above all, we value the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and customers. Our Safety team is committed to driving this culture right across the business. Through raising awareness and support, and guiding each other on best practices, we’re building a happier, safer and more energised workplace every day.


This role reports into the National Health & Wellbeing Manager – Supply Chain and requires the ability to formulate and oversee ongoing complex RTW plans for injured employees and provide strategic case management of workers compensation claims.


What you’ll be doing

  • Provide specialist case management to drive return to work outcomes for Injured Team Members.
  • Liaise with Treating Medical Practitioners and Coles Team Cover (CTC) Case Managers to develop holistic and strategic case management plan for each claim.
  • Provide coaching and support to the site management team to deliver excellence in workers compensation, injury management and fitness for work procedures at the site.
  • Ensure all workers compensation files are maintained as per legislative requirements.
  • Providing guidance & support in early intervention & prevention programs.
  • Support Leadership Teams on National Projects to deliver the Health & Well Being Plan
  • Assisting in the Delivery of the Training and Upskilling Programs


Good things you’ll need

  • Experience in workplace rehabilitation.
  • Subject matter expert and experience for Workers Compensation legislation.
  • Clear demonstration of ability to incorporate health & wellbeing requirements while considering commercially viable and practical solutions.
  • Experience working in self-insurance
  • Excellent understanding of injury mechanism and recovery
  • Ability to influence a range of stakeholders and work in a dynamic environment with Team Members form diverse backgrounds
  • Tertiary qualification in a Health Practitioner discipline (Ie Bachelor of Science)
  • Experience in workers compensation related role within Supply Chain, Logistics and or Manufacturing



Given the state/ territory of the position you are applying for, and to enable Coles to provide a safe environment for its team members, there may be a requirement for you to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before commencing work for Coles, unless you are medically exempt.


Given this, you will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application for employment with Coles. You may be required to provide further evidence of vaccination status as part of your application.


Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.