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Workers Compensation Manager - Contract

Melbourne - Eastern Suburbs, Victoria, Australia
The Safe Step - Melbourne - 2919320


  • Eastern Suburbs Location
  • Part time or full time - Flexible working
  • 6 month contract


This not for profit organisation has been committed to helping people be healthier, happier and more connected to their community for well over 150 years. The organisation is made up of over 6,000 staff and volunteers, providing the public with a range of community services in more than 150 locations. With safety at the core of their values, you will be able to contribute in fostering a positive workplace culture within a business that encompasses a varied risk profile.

As the Workers Compensation Claims Manager, you will be responsible for designing and implementing early intervention strategies, as well as being hands-on in the management of all claims activity. Being a strong communicator, you will also provide support and advice to line managers in relation to sustainable and effective return to work outcomes.

In supporting the Injury and Insurance Manager, you will work both proactively and reactively with the business to provide policy development, reporting, data analytics and research into proactive preventative measures to reduce injuries and workers compensation claims. In addition, you will act as a coach to managers across the organisation to deliver workers compensation training.

Other key components of the role include:

  • Be effective in managing multiple claims within a high volume, busy and complex environment
  • Have a strong understanding of workers compensation legislation and its application
  • Provide timely follow up to the business in regards to current and outstanding claims
  • Manage adhoc Workers Compensation and Insurance projects as required
  • Review and carry out incident investigations, developing future recommendations to reduce risk
The person we seek will have a flexible approach, coming from an organisation with a variety of needs and a high volume of claims. You will be passionate about making a difference and understand that good workers compensation and return to work practices can have a significant impact on the business, knowing what good looks like and provide specialist advice to Managers within a fast paced environment.

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to a National Police Check and a Working with Children's Check.