Workplace Health and Safety Consultant

Canberra, Australia
Tuesday, 3 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 12 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

Position overview

The Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution in the Earth sciences and is consistently very highly ranked internationally. Our cutting-edge research is led by our 60 academic staff and provides an unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our 120 graduate students. Our people and facilities are also the foundation for our vision to deliver world-class, research-led teaching in our undergraduate and graduate coursework programs.

The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Consultant will provide procedural, work environment, risk assessment and inspection services and advice to facilitate the effective implementation and ongoing support of the University’s WHS Management System and contribute towards ensuring the School complies with the guidelines of the self-insurance licence under the provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SCR Act).

The WHS Consultant will work closely with Work Environment Group (WEG) and Facilities and Services Division (F&S). The WHS Consultant will have exceptional written and verbal communications skills with experience in implementing organisational WHS management systems in local areas.

This position is for a full time, fixed term appointment for 2 years with the possibility of extension depending on availability of funds.

College Overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

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For further enquiries please contact Geoff Pearson, School Manager T: +61 2 6125 2487 E:

Closing date: 12 January 2020

Position description: WHS Consultant.pdf

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.