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COVID-19 Safety Officer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 771552BR Location Richmond, Victoria, Australia Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Jan. 14, 2021

Job Summary:

The COVID-19 Safety Officer will ensure that COVID-19 requirements are implemented onsite within the Melbourne office in line with current legislation and in conjunction with the Facilities team and department heads.

-This is a 6 month Fixed Term Contract


  • Lead and provide advice on COVID-19 health and safety planning for the Melbourne office according to best practice and legal guidelines
  • Determine requirements needed for each department to comply with guidelines
  • Evaluate practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to Company COVID-19 guidelines as well as the law
  • Establish an onsite network of Cast Members to assist with implementation and monitoring of the program • Order and distribute supplies (PPE, disinfectants, etc.)
  • Establish plans to distribute and dispose of PPE throughout the office
  • Post and maintain approved signage and awareness campaigns
  • Draft plans for cleaning/sanitation schedules for all areas of the office
  • Enforce the Company COVID-19 safety policies and protocols in conjunction with management
  • Manage staffing and supplies for cleaning and disinfecting, including cleaning vendors
  • Provide reports to the Chief Financial Officer regarding concerns, violations, and compliance
  • Work closely with management to implement and ensure social distancing, density, PPE procedures are in line with Company COVID-19 guidelines and safety plan
  • Ensure required COVID-19 guideline and health compliance training briefing for all new employees and contractors is provided
  • Remain current on new trends, technology, and best practices in health and safety to improve the quality of COVID-19 risk management processes

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in an office setting and/or health care preferable
  • Workplace Health and Safety qualifications preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to adapt to varying work environments, possesses a strong pro-active work ethic and quickly adapt to new responsibilities
  • Ability to escalate issues to the Chief Financial Officer
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proven strong organisational skills including logistics, time management and scheduling
  • Must be a people person who can manage with confidence and maintain policy/protocol with the Company
  • Must be comfortable speaking to groups and providing training
  • Highly creative and driven to problem solve
  • Basic knowledge of safety and health standards and regulations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Desire to continue development of technical skills and industry knowledge

Preferred Education

Workplace Health and Safety qualifications preferred

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company (Australia) Pty Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

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