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Employee Wellness Officer

Job Description: 



  • Together with Line Management and / HRBP identifies health and wellness issues that impact negatively on work performance and identifies / implements applicable interventions
  • Providing counseling and support on health and wellness related issues such as HIV/Aids prevention and management, domestic violence, and alcohol and drug rehabilitation to staff.
  • Conducting presentations on wellness programs including topics such as stress management or the importance of healthy habits.
  • Manages, designs and implements policies and procedures relating to a company's wellness programs and activities designed to improve employee health and well being
  • Training new staff members on the employee wellness program
  • Conducting training sessions on the Wellness program.
  • Assisting with the planning of the charity initiatives and conducting visits to the various affiliated charities in order to facilitate social uplift
  • Present motivational sessions ( as requested)
  • Monitoring and assessing health and safety strategies in accordance with legislation and company policies and procedures
  • Assisting in the identification of emerging OHS risks in the workplace
  • Conducting quarterly workplace OH &S assessments in restaurant and ensuring effective feedback is given to the Operations team and other stakeholders.
  • Foster and develop an OH &S Culture across the organization
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  • Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations.
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, and safety inspections, procedures are managed and employees are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Ensure full and accurate health and safety and training records are maintained referring specifically to Health and Safety tracking sheets and First Aid orders.
  • Establish a full program of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks.
  • Liaise with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programs and health and safety services e.g. the training of first aiders and fire fighters
  • Manage and devise the agenda for, chair and formulate & distribute minutes for the Health & Safety Committee meetings.
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business.
  • Provide regular reports to the Human Resources Manager on relevant health and safety activities.
    Ensure compliance with relevant legislation regarding Workman’s Compensation
  • Tracking and monitoring of restaurant accidents and escalation of Health and Safety concerns to Operations
  • Maintaining an adequate tracking system of accidents reported on duty and ensuring that all necessary documentation is uploaded on the necessary electronic portal
  • Finalization and report back to HR Manager on all Workman’s Compensation claims
  • Liaising with the Human Resource Field Consultants and Operations in the event of a disability investigation and reasonable accommodation in the restaurant.
  • Investigation of accidents where necessary



  • 4years’ experience in Employee Wellness/ Health and Safety
  • Industrial Degree
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Experience in designing, implementing and administration of Employee Wellness programs
  • Experience in debriefing in an HIV context
  • Experience & knowledge in facilitating group debriefing sessions
  • Experience in supporting management and educating workforce in HR related matters
  • Knowledge of Employee Wellness Practices
  • Knowledge of relevant Labor Legislation and the occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Previous experience in Workman’s Compensation
  • Own car
  • SA Citizens only


Pretoria, South Africa,


Kencorp Executive Search


No education

Job Category: 

Human Resources,Wellness

Working Experience: 

3 to 4 years

Contract Type: 

Full Time


R15000 to R20000

Salary Frequency: 


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