Job Details
  • Reference398760A_1663658900
  • LocationAdelaide CBD
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted16 days ago
  • ConsultantTeresa Zanatta

Chandler Macleod is an equal opportunity employer as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability, and culturally and linguistic diverse candidates are always encouraged to apply.

***Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government***

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage in APS6 Work Health & Safety Advisor for a 12-month assignment with potential extension in Adelaide CBD.

About the Team

The People & Culture Division provides support to workers and managers throughout the employee lifecycle. They support the Agency to provide a safe workplace for workers, to build their capability and foster a positive and inclusive culture.

The division supports our people to contribute to shaping the future of the NDIS as the employer of choice in the Public Sector.

The Work Health Safety & Wellbeing (WHSW) team supports the Agency to provide a physically and psychologically safe working environment through an effective Work Health and Safety (WHS) Management System and Mental Health and Wellbeing action plan. The team develops and implements integrated policies, practices and governance processes in relation to the safety, well-being and management of worker health.

The WHSW team works in partnership with all NDIA stakeholders across a range of forums to build a safe, healthy and productive workplace where people at all levels are empowered to create and maintain safe work environments

About the Role

The APS6 Work Health & Safety Advisor is a team membership position that may be required to perform work that involves team leadership and management responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities and managing workflows of a team.

The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy, in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

The APS6 Work Health & Safety Advisor will provide detailed technical, professional, policy, operational support and advice in relation to complex problems. It may be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the NDIA's objectives to "build a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme".

The role will have a considerable level of public contact in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive issues. It may liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the branch/division/NDIA.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing WHS advice to workers and managers across the NDIA, including interpreting and applying legislation, policy and procedures.
  • Providing technical WHS advice to support the business functions of the WHSW Team, including advising managers on technical and best practice WHS processes in a public service context.
  • Taking a leading role in implementing the WHS Management System for the NDIA, including developing and implementing policies, procedures and the development of learning and development materials.
  • Managing and providing advice on incident responses, including coordinating incident investigations.
  • Undertaking and/or reviewing hazard and risk assessments, and coordinating the development and maintenance of the NDIA's WHS risk register and hazard inspection schedule.
  • Taking a leading role in supporting a safety culture in the NDIA, including sharing own expertise, providing guidance to colleagues and developing WHS communications.
  • Preparing briefs, reports, meeting papers and other materials related to managing WHS in the NDIA.
  • Providing WHS advice on complex and sensitive staffing matters where necessary.

Key skills required for role

· Demonstrated knowledge and experience of work health and safety legislation, safety systems and AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018

· Experience in the development, implementation review and continuous improvement of work health and safety systems

· Knowledge of risk management principles and practices

Desirable skills to have for the role

· Experience in development of a quality assurance program

· Experience in ISO accreditation

· Leadership, mentoring or coaching skills


(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)

What's on Offer?

  • Position located in Adelaide
  • APS6 $58.50/ph + super
  • Temporary contract for 12 months, with possibility to extend
  • Standard Hours or work - Monday to Friday, 8:30 am till 5:00 pm

****Applications close by 10am Wednesday 28th of September 2022.****

It is highly desirable that the successful applicant understand or lived experience in the field of disability.

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below. CM123W