State Safety Manager - NSW/ACT

Date: 16 Nov 2023

Location: Sydney, AU

Company: kmartaustr

Brighter Futures Start Here

As Australia and New Zealand's biggest and most loved retailer, we’ve been brightening up everyday life for families for over 50 years. At our stores, distribution centres, and offices in Australia and New Zealand. All around the globe. Our diverse and inclusive 47,000 strong team come together for a common cause. Giving families easy access to our on-trend products and incredibly low prices – it’s the heart of everything we do.

As a leader in the retail market, we’re optimistic about our future and yours. We’re relentless in our pursuit for results, but changing at a rapid rate, giving you challenging work that you’ll be proud of. We celebrate your uniqueness and individuality. Because at Kmart it’s not just what you do, it’s who you are that makes every day living brighter.



Join the team

Reporting to the National Safety Manager, you will have overall responsibility for supporting the operations team implement our safety management system across Kmart and Target stores in NSW and ACT. You will provide strategic, technical, and functional expertise related to safety management including onsite coaching to all operational teams, whilst supporting manage serious incidents and regulator interaction. 


The Safety agenda is of extreme importance to us, and you will be joining a strong, newly blended team that’s focused on embedding and driving a ‘safety first’ culture in a highly collaborative environment. 



What you’ll be doing

As a State Safety Manager, you will be:    

  • Partnering with NSW and ACT Operational Managers to achieve continuous improvement in safety performance and results.
  • Designing and leading the safety strategy for NSW and ACT stores, in line with national strategy
  • Undertaking self-insurance audits to maintain Wesfarmers Self Insurance License pertaining to state specific stores
  • Conducting onsite investigations and ensuring compliance to legislation and safety management system requirements
  • Ongoing monitoring of site incidents, injuries and trends
  • Conducting regular site visits, undertaking risk assessments and making proactive recommendations to strengthen safety practices.
  • Analysing data and working collaboratively to ensure a nationally consistent approach to identifying and managing overall safety risks.  



To be successful in this role you’ll have:

  • A Diploma in Workplace Health & Safety
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced business that thrives on continuously improving and developing strong relationships
  • Knowledge of state-specific WHS Legislation
  • Sound knowledge of ISO45001 and legislative provisions around duty of care and reasonably practicable
  • Relevant experience dealing with safety regulators, notifiable incidents and navigating the incident management process
  • Critical Risk experience (preferred)
  • ICAM (Incident Cause Assessment Methodology) experience (preferred – training can be provided)



Benefits we’ll offer you


  • Flexible hybrid working options through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy
  • Access to other Wesfarmers divisional safety teams to grow your network and development opportunities
  • A team member discount card that gives you a discount at Kmart and Bunnings
  • Access to the Kmart for You benefits program which entitles you to exclusive discounts and benefits in the areas of entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and health – with over 60 suppliers!
  • We want you to feel rewarded for your commitment and hard work that's why everyone gets the opportunity to participate in a bonus program
  • We offer inclusive parental leave, and ongoing support offered though our partnership with Circle In for team members of all backgrounds and family circumstances
  • A dynamic learning and support program
  • Opportunity to fast track your career through our Mentor Program as a Mentee or Mentor
  • A Kudos recognition program, where you are nominated by your peers to spin a wheel, to win a stack of cool prizes
  • Great career opportunities across the broader Wesfarmers Group


   We’re here to make everyday living brighter

From humble beginnings in Burwood East, Victoria, in 1969, we’re now an essential part of 300 communities, and proud of it! From bedding to apparel to kitchenware and beyond. We’re designing and creating the products people reach for every day. In-store, online, or Click & Collect – getting the products we love into the hands of happy customers is what we aim to do best. From the remote outback to coastal towns and big cities, and everywhere in-between. We’re progressive in our pursuit to create seamless customer journeys for satisfied shoppers.

A place you can belong

At Kmart, we celebrate the rich diversity of the communities in which we operate and are committed to creating inclusive and safe environments where all our team members can contribute and succeed. We believe that all team members should feel valued, respected and safe irrespective of your gender, ethnicity, indigeneity, religious beliefs, education, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and gender identity and we encourage applications from all candidates.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be their best, when applying for a role or working at Kmart. We encourage you to tell us about any workplace adjustments that you would like, by emailing


If you would like to explore a career with Kmart and this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.