Senior Work Health and Safety Officer

Adelaide, Australia
Level 7 | $90,063 - $99,696 p.a.
28 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continuing | Full-Time.
  • Higher Education Officer Level 7 | $90,063 - $99,696 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park
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About Work Health and Safety

The University Work Health and Safety Unit at Flinders University is recruiting a Senior Work, Health and Safety Officer to work across a broad range of academic units. This position will be working as part of the University WHS Unit and will have responsibility for the safety aspects of WHS across several colleges.

About the Role

As the Senior Work Health and Safety Officer, you will provide advice and assistance to designated areas including a number of Colleges and Portfolios of the University on a broad range of WHS matters.

Some of the responsibilities of the role include:

  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all relevant WHS legislation, policy and practice that impact on WHS work in the allocated College/Portfolio(s) and across the University.
  • Working with the University WHS team on the planning and development of College/Portfolio(s) WHS practice, both operationally and strategically, and ensure consistency with university policy and practice.
  • Ensuring consistent and compliant WHS work practice and policy implementation across all areas in the College/Portfolio(s),
  • Investigating all accidents/ incidents reported by the College/ Portfolio and assist the area to implement preventative systems to reduce further workplace risk and accidents/injuries.

About You

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and proactive WHS professional to drive best practice and innovation in a research and teaching environment. As the successful candidate you possess a tertiary qualification or formal training in Work Health and Safety or related field. You have demonstrated experience in improving or leading change management processes or policies in relation to WHS.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role include:

  • Substantial experience in leading WHS practice.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant WHS legislation, and its application to the university sector.
  • Experience in managing information systems and producing reports.
  • High-Level verbal and written communication skills,
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and individually to drive WHS strategies and initiatives ability in the provision of advice, assistance and an expert consultancy service on all aspects of work health and safety matters.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff.
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please Helen Webb

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

16 Apr 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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