Child Safety Advisor

Puffing Billy Railway
Yarra Valley & High Country
Community Services & Development
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
Full time
Posted 30d ago

About Puffing Billy Railway

Located in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, Puffing Billy Railway, a Victorian State Government entity, is Australia's premier preserved steam railway. Operating on the original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, this century-old train offers a range of fun-filled experiences for visitors young and old.

A major tourist attraction, Puffing Billy Railway continues to be a popular destination for visitors, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 300 volunteers and a small team of dedicated staff. 

About the Opportunity

Working closely with the Safety Manager, this position is focussed on assessing risk and creating safe environments for children, young and vulnerable people based on contemporary practice, evidence-based guidance and legislative regulations.

Based at Belgrave, this position is initially fixed term for 12 months with full time or part time/flexible options available for the preferred candidate.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Prepare the organisation for the revised Victorian Child Safe Standards which come into effect July 2022
  • Participate in internal case reviews regarding workplace conduct and behaviours, providing insight from a child safety perspective
  • To act as the first point of contact for any safeguarding, child safety or vulnerable people concerns and provide timely, supportive, advice in order to safeguard the child, young or vulnerable person
  • Assist staff to assess and understand risk and the methods to conducting child safety risk assessments and implementation of appropriate controls
  • Represent the organisation both internally (committees, working groups) and externally on child safety matters, including liaising and building a working relationship with the Commission for Children and Young People

This is a terrific opportunity to play an integral role to continually improve and evolve child safeguarding processes and systems for employees, volunteers, contractors and visitors at one of Australian’s most adored tourist attractions.

About You

You will have a passion for creating healthy and safe work environments with a keen eye for assessing risks and opportunities for continual workplace improvements. 

You will be an effective, thoughtful and patient communicator both verbally and written, being able to build rapport at all levels, who is keen to share their knowledge and experience with others.

In addition, you will have:

  • Qualifications (certificate/diploma/degree) in safety, social or community services, child welfare or other like discipline
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of health and safety and Child Safety legislation and standards and its application within an organisation
  • Demonstrated reliability in meeting deadlines, with an ability to set realistic goals
  • Experience in hazard identification and risk management

For further information and a position description see our website  Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to join our team! 

Apply now via Seek with a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be the ideal candidate for this role. Applications will be assessed as received. Applications close 11 October 2021.


Puffing Billy Railway is a child-safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm.  We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process.  Employees are required to sign our Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct, in addition to undergoing a Rail Safety Medical, participate in a National Criminal History Check and hold an employee status Working with Children Check.

Puffing Billy Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities who have the relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

Our Values - Safety, Respect, Excellence, One Team, Integrity, Legacy and Fun!

Any personal information that you provide in your employment application will be used for the purposes of assessing your application and will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy (available from our website).  If you are unsuccessful in securing a position with Puffing Billy Railway at this time, we will hold your application for 6 months, after which time it will be securely destroyed.



Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?

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