Job Details
  • Reference377646A_1626675847
  • LocationPenrith, Penrith Municipality, New South Wales
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted8 days ago
  • ConsultantSarah Borg

Chandler Macleod has partnered with a Federal Government Agency to engage an APS6 Senior Work Health & Safety Adviser. This position is in Penrith, Full-Time for an initial contract until July 2022, with potential for extension.

You will be responsible for supporting, promoting and driving a positive and pro-active safety culture through a strong focus on safety. Our client is looking for a passionate and proactive safety professional with exceptional relationship building abilities to join their WHS team. This role will suit an organised self-starter who is confident and capable in all things relating to best practise safety processes.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Manage the rehabilitation program and return to work process in accordance with the Commonwealth Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (SRC) Act 1988 and Comcare Guidelines for Rehabilitation Authorities
  • Undertake research, development and implementation of policy, procedures and initiatives related to the provision of work health and safety advice and guidance
  • Provide expert advice, working closely with managers to implement people management solutions
  • Prepare accurate and timely reporting on work health and safety data to influence initiatives in this area
  • Establish rapport and develop strong professional relationships with the Commonwealth regulator, Comcare and rehabilitation providers
  • Engage in complex, sensitive and sometimes difficult conversations with a diverse audience
  • Exercise sound decision-making and judgment in complex personnel matters while maintaining discretion and confidentiality
  • Prepare high level written documentation on a range work health and safety issues
  • Coordinate the agency's Work Health and Safety committee, performing the secretariat function
  • Seek opportunities for continuous improvement in the delivery and management of work health and safety at the Commission
  • Represent the Commission in external forums as required
  • Behave in accordance with the values promoted by the Commission.

About You

  • A strong passion and commitment to safety is essential
  • Demonstrated experience in a WHS role
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence confidently at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change
  • Strong computer skills
  • Outstanding organisational abilities
  • A strong sense of team work

Applicants also must be able to establish their background as checkable to be considered eligible for a security clearance. This includes:

  • hold Australian citizenship
  • be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police check
  • be willing and eligible to obtain a security clearance to the level applicable to the position

If you fit this criteria, click 'APPLY' now - SARAH