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Rottnest Island

General Manager Environment, Risk and Safety

Permanent - Full Time
PSGOGA Level 8 $121,625 to $131,105 per annum plus super

PLEASE NOTE: We will be handling this recruitment internally and will not be responding to recruitment companies.

About the Role

As a member of the Rottnest Island Authority’s Executive Management Team, this position has joined responsibility for the sustainable management of Rottnest Island as a reserve and tourist destination by actively contributing to the strategic direction and management of the RIA and by providing advice to the Rottnest Island Authority (Board).

The position also assists the CEO in meeting safety and compliance requirements and becoming a sustainable enterprise while building RIA’s internal and commercial capability, including facilitating the development of high performance commercial business units and a customer centric culture focused on ongoing learning and continuous improvement and in participating in the development and management of a cohesive and productive Executive and Management team.

The position of General Manager Environment, Risk and Safety provides leadership, strategic management, oversight, and specialist advice for environmental protection and biodiversity conservation, regulatory compliance management, emergency management planning, preparedness, response and recovery, visitor services and product delivery support specifically in the bays, outer settlement and sensitive environmental areas, and risk and safety management for the enterprise at strategic and operational level.

About the Rottnest Island Authority

Rottnest, Western Australia’s very own Island getaway featuring picturesque scenery and some of the world's finest beaches and bays, is located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle.

The Island is an ‘A Class Reserve” and the Rottnest Island Authority’s role is to:

  • Provide and operate recreational and holiday facilities on the island;
  • Protect the Island’s flora and fauna; and
  • Maintain and protect the Island’s natural environment and man-made resources.

To find out more please read the attached Job Application guidelines or visit our website

Work Benefits and Other Conditions

Our employees have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Convenient location to the Fremantle train station
  • Generous leave entitlements including 4 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks paid personal leave, including family carer's leave and 13 weeks long service leave
  • Salary packaging (e.g. novated lease)
  • Employee Benefits Program
  • A range of health and wellbeing initiatives including employee assistance program and reimbursement of optical expenses
  • A variety of professional development and training opportunities.

Eligibility for employment at Rottnest Island Authority is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National Police Clearance.

As per the Public Sector Standards, Rottnest Island Authority has a four day breach claim period for vacancies advertised under the Employment Standard.  More information regarding the breach claim period is available at:

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the Rottnest Island Authority.

Further Job Information

The Job Description Form (JDF) provides details about the duties and responsibilities of this position.

If you would like more information about this position please contact Paolo Amaranti, Chief Executive Officer on 9432 9330.

How To Apply

Please read the above Application Information document for detailed information regarding applying for this position.

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply for a position with the Rottnest Island Authority.

Applicants are required to apply online through JobsWA and are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed resume which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. If you have difficulty applying online or are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact the Human Resources Officer on 9432 9305.

To submit your application, please click here.

Applications close: 11th August 2014 at 5:00pm (WST)

Late applications will not be accepted.