Data Quality Officer 

WorkSafe Victoria

Posted on 30 June 2022


About the role

At WorkSafe we're dedicated to supporting all Victorians to be healthy and safe at work and to recover from any workplace injury or illness as quickly as possible. Our Passion for safety and wellbeing is what unites us.

Our organisation is focussed on the delivery of our Strategy, as we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering value to our people and to Victorian employers, workers and the wider community through continuing to focus on our Customers and putting Prevention First.

Agile and curious, our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days being the same,  diverse  thinking  comes  naturally  to  us.  We  work  closely  with  employers, workers  and  the community to prevent workplace injury and illness and to improve outcomes and the client experience. We make WorkSafe.



WorkSafe is embarking on a three year Strategic Plan and set of strategic choices that will deliver outcomes aligned to our purpose in reducing workplace harm and improving outcomes for injured workers.

Data & analytics is a critical enabler of the Strategic Plan as it supports accurately targeting workplaces where the most serious injuries and fatalities are predicted to occur, enabling hazards to be identified and risks controlled before workers are harmed, and optimal outcomes for injured workers by identifying, as early as possible, when an injured worker’s recovery is not going to plan, enabling tailored recovery support to be provided to those most in need.

The Intelligence Management Function (IMF) is a centralised data and analytics division, supporting the Strategic Plan agenda and uplift of data & analytics capabilities at WorkSafe. The Data Governance IMF team, which takes carriage of the Data Management Strategy, supports Strategic Plan delivery through the application of data governance initiatives, frameworks, and policy.

The Data Governance Lead partners with senior WorkSafe stakeholders to drive the implementation  of the Data Management Strategy and oversee the future Enterprise Data Governance Operating Model.


Key Accountabilities 

  • Actively contribute to the implementation of the Data Management Strategy and rollout of refreshed data governance frameworks and data governance initiatives
  • Actively contribute to the development of business glossaries and data dictionaries, identifying and supporting agreed definitions of Critical Data Elements (CDE’s) across WSV data domains for ongoing measurement of performance
  • Develop and embed data protection frameworks, incorporating privacy, ethics and data sharing
  • Uplift data health through supporting data management initiatives, including the development and operationalisation of data governance tooling and data health dashboards
  • Facilitate and administer data governance meetings and ceremonies, including setting agendas, and coordination of data governance issues that require visibility and action


Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills for communicating with management, peers and technical consultants, both internal and external
  • Demonstrated experience in data governance principles and practice
  • Expertise in administrative support to meetings and formal committees – minutes, agenda, appointment coordination etc.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with groups, individuals and key stakeholders
  • Proficient with MS Office products in producing analysis and presentations to support Data Governance decision making



Relevant tertiary degree (e.g. Information Systems, Computer Science)


LOCATION: 1 Malop St, Geelong VIC 

TYPE: Full time, permanent

INDUSTRY: Government



Alison Forbes via email [email protected]