Safety Advisor

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 42946 

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.


Working across multiple stores, you’ll partner with the Regional Managers and Operations teams across Victoria to coach, mentor and guide the business to sustain a proactive safety culture.



What you’ll be doing

Using your demonstrated experience and passion for delivering a great safety culture within a multi-site business, your key focus will be to guide process and practice to ensure the safety and well-being of both our customers and team members.


Other ways you can make an impact:


  • investigating workplace safety and food safety incidents in order to develop effective controls across the business
  • supporting and delivering training initiatives across a number of regions in the state
  • delivering a reduction in team member incidents, food safety risks and customer incidents
  • understanding and analysing state incidents and trends, in order to share learnings and frame corrective strategies
  • Help with COVID-19 response and support the business and team members


Good things you’ll need


We are looking for a safety professional who can adapt to changing environments and work flexibly. You are articulate, process driven and good with excel and picking up computer systems.


You’ll also need:

  • formal qualifications in Workplace Health and Safety or related
  • experience in food retail, food manufacturing or food safety
  • demonstrated experience in a similar advisor/business partner position across a multi-site business
  • a successful track record of identifying root cause through investigation of serious incidents
  • demonstrated leadership and stakeholder engagement with strong communication skills and an ability to influence without authority
  • strong ability to deliver results in a fast paced and dynamic business #LI-BU


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.