Workplace Health and Safety and Facilities Officer

Canberra, Australia
30 May 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $78,956 - $91,157 per annum plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, Continuing

  • Great work/life balance with dynamic team culture
  • Permanent full-time role
  • Four weeks annual leave per year + a variety of salary packaging options

The Area

The ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) operates Australia’s largest optical observatory and has access to the world’s largest optical telescopes.

Our staff and students have made major contributions to astronomy, mapping the structure and formation of the Milky Way, discovering planets orbiting other stars, measuring dark matter both within our Galaxy and in the wider Universe, and discovering the accelerating expansion of the Universe.

Based at Mount Stromlo Observatory we offer our professional staff a dynamic and flexible working environment with excellent training and career development opportunities and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, inclusive team.

The Position

The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and Facilities Officer will be responsible for the implementation and ongoing oversight, of WHS policy, processes and systems throughout the School, to ensure the safety of all staff, students and visitors, compliance with relevant legislation and policy, including those imposed by external bodies and partner organisations. They will support the School's building maintenance and the coordination of preventative maintenance and repairs and will be familiar with all School activities providing interpretation of policy and direction in maintaining a safe work environment.

The position will be located at Mount Stromlo Observatory, the headquarters of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and will work closely with the University Work Environment Group, Facilities and Services Division and the School's Siding Spring Observatory located in Coonabarabran, NSW.

The Person

To excel in this role you will have a strong background working within WHS and facilities management, and will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the Australian Work Health and Safety regulations 
  • An ability to communicate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven experience implementing effective and efficient administrative practices
  • A good understanding of facilities management in a complex organisation, with staff working across multiple buildings and locations 

We are seeking applications from enthusiastic, proactive team players with a commitment to facilities management, a client focused person who also thrives on delivering quality user services will be ideal for this position.

The Benefits

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential.

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Closing date: 16 June 2019

Position description: WHS Facilities Officer

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Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

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