Job Details
  • Reference394063A_1655351870
  • LocationBallina
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted14 days ago
  • ConsultantJo Ellerman

Are you a highly skilled and passionate health safety and environment professional looking to join a progressive team where you can lead and directly effect change? As Health Safety and Environment Coordinator supported by a Health Safety and Environment Officer, you will lead, manage and coordinate the delivery of strategy and programs to deliver health, safety and environment outcomes promoting a 'safety first' culture through innovative and creative change management practice.

Key accountabilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Implementation of the WHS and Environment Management System ensuring that it remains legislatively compliant, practical and appropriate for the needs of the organisation.
  • Develop and integrate streamlined, practical, robust and effective health, safety and environment practices throughout Council.
  • Provide specialist health, safety and environment technical advice, coaching and mentoring.
  • Coordinate and ensure the delivery of a program of health monitoring, ensuring Council meets its responsibilities as required under legislation.
  • Proactively engage with staff at all levels (including on ground in the field) to ensure an accurate understanding of workplace issues and risks (current and emerging) and to cultivate high levels of health, safety and environment awareness.
  • Establish metrics, evaluate and analyse performance and compliance and prepare reports (verbal and written) for a broad variety of audiences including staff, management and Council's Audit Risk and Improvement Committee.
  • Drive continuous improvement across all facets of health, safety and environment utilising innovative and practical strategies and solutions.
  • Manage, administrate and optimise implementation of digital enterprise safety system ('Vault') and other safety related technology solutions.
  • Coordinate participate in and perform the role of servicing officer to the Health and Safety Committee and oversee and report on implementation of Committee actions.
  • Perform the role of backup Return to Work Coordinator.

Must Have's

  • Bachelor level qualification or equivalent, supported by 4-7 years relevant professional experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering health safety and environment strategy within a multifunctional and geographically dispersed business, preferably within a local government context.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of applicable legislation, regulations, codes of practice and Australian and International standards.
  • Proven experience leading, influencing and effecting impactful change in team and organisation culture to achieve alignment with strategic direction.
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills including experience delivering innovative and creative solutions to problems.
  • Proven experience and ability to establish metrics, analyse data and trends and prepare high quality written reports for and deliver presentations to a broad range of audiences.
  • Ability to effectively monitor own workload to ensure competing priorities are balanced and delivered within tight timeframes without compromise to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience in the Microsoft office suite of products including implementing and optimising digital health and safety information systems.


  • Construction Induction Certification - White Card
  • Driver Licence - Class C
  • Return to Work Coordinator - willingness to obtain.

The Next Step
If this position will enhance your career and you would like further details on the client, the role, or a copy of the position description, please call Jo Ellerman for a confidential discussion on 0406421719 (02) 66919106 or email