Work Health and Safety Advisor

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
$91,020 to $105,117
17 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Advisor is responsible for the effective and efficient coordination of WHS related matters within their allocated Hub(s). In the role you will: Provide specialist and technical advice and guidance on the practical interpretation and application of relevant legislation; provide advice on the development, content and implementation of WHS policy; and identify initiatives and make recommendations regarding safety performance improvement Facilitate the identification of hazards and assessment of risks; support, coach and guide Organisational Units on the development of Safe Work Procedures and Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS); undertake factual investigations of incidents and near misses, make recommendations to prevent recurrence and prepare detailed reports and corrective action plans Communicate and consult with key stakeholders to ensure University WHS Policy, procedures, practices and expected behaviours are understood and implemented; support Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) to carry out their duties effectively; facilitate, develop and support the effective delivery of WHS induction and training for workers, contractors and their employees, and students; work effectively and collaboratively as a team member of the WHS unit and the wider Human Resources team Undertake specialist WHS audits and inspections; analyse and interpret WHS performance to support the objectives and targets of the University; build capability and promote the value of the Continuous Self-Assessment (CSA) audit program Lead the University of Tasmania’s major risk management strategy for allocated activities through the preparation of management plans and guidance materials; development and delivery of awareness training and performance of inspections and monitoring as required; administer and maintain any permit and licensing requirements on a University wide basis, including records, processing of license payments and reporting. You will be employed on a full- time ongoing basis. ­ To be considered, you will have: A relevant qualification and/or extensive experience in a relevant area of work health and safety Demonstrated ability to communicate, problem solve, consult and engage with stakeholders A detailed knowledge of work health and safety legislation and its practical application and proven experience in hazard identification, risk assessment and incident investigation techniques Well-developed organisational skills and the proven ability to prioritise workloads Excellent communication skills including a demonstrated capacity to deal effectively with a large range of people, make effective oral presentations and write clear and concise reports and correspondence Computer literacy, including familiarity with word processing applications, spreadsheets, database management, financial systems, including preparation and presentation of complex statistical analysis and action tracking Demonstrated capacity to act independently, use discretion and sound judgement and maintain confidentiality Appointment to this role will be at HEO 8 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $115,103 comprising base salary within the range of $91,020 to $105,117 plus 17% superannuation. For further information about this position please contact Clodagh Moy, Work Health & Safety Manager, / (03) 6226 7555. **Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria.  Applications close Wednesday, 30 November 2016.