About the roleReporting to the General Manager HR Services & Employee Relations, the Head of Self Insurance & Fitness for Work will work collaboratively with senior Business Unit leaders and Shared Services to implement and monitor compliant self insurance programs and effective fitness for work practices that ensure optimal employee health and business outcomes. The role will manage the National Workers Compensation Program and lead the Self Insurance & Fitness for Work function by applying specialist skills and knowledge of workers compensation, self-insurance, injury management, employee health and return to work. This role is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of claims management strategies, injury management initiatives and work fitness programs across Australia. The role will be dynamic and will offer a unique opportunity to gain experience and exposure in a complex ever changing business. About your experienceYou are an enthusiastic, motivated professional with experience in self-insurance and building strong relationships with regulators. You enjoy working in a dynamic collaborative environment and are comfortable engaging with a variety of stakeholders. To be successful in this role, you will have: • Tertiary qualifications in Allied Health, Human Resources/Industrial Relations (HR/IR), or Safety • Return to work co-ordination accreditation with the relevant state(s) if applicable• Postgraduate qualifications or experience in health promotion, safety, HR/IR, risk management or law• Minimum 10 years’ experience in roles with an occupational rehabilitation provider, employer, broker or insurer covering at least four of the following work areas: o injury management and return to work o workers compensation claims management o fitness for work o health management o risk management • Experience leading teams • Experience with multi-state legislation regarding workers compensation, safety and/or employment relations • Workers compensation claims management experience with a self-insured employer or commercial insurer • Experience in implementing change initiatives• A proven record of strong consulting and relationship management.
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