WHS Advisor

Job No: 133760
Location: Canberra, ACT

  • Are you an experienced workplace health and safety professional?
  • Play a key role in coordinating and administering WHS activities across the organisation
  • Attractive hourly rate of $41.78 to $47.79 plus super, negotiable on experience, and salary packaging!

About the Organisation

Northside Community Service is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation. We’ve been supporting our community in North Canberra – and beyond – since 1976. We’re a progressive and modern community organisation that embraces diversity, social justice and advocacy for those in our community whose voices are often unheard.

Northside supports young children through our high-quality early education services, children and young people through our youth programs and family support services, older citizens through our aged care services and support programs, and the wider community through our housing, community development, outreach and volunteer programs.

About the Opportunity

Northside now has an opportunity for a WHS Advisor to join their team in Canberra on a full-time, permanent basis.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will be responsible for providing advice, training, consultation, monitoring and governance to support employees and ensure compliance of WHS legislation, Northside policies and guidelines are implemented. 

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Provide quality, trusted and consistent Health and Safety advice to the Leadership team;
  • Maintain a sound knowledge of current WHS legislation, policies and guidelines;
  • Support the ongoing maintenance and development of the WHS Framework and Management Plan;
  • Undertake WHS risk management activities including providing advice and coaching, hazard identification, risk assessments, elimination or control strategies and their review;
  • Develop and format high quality documents, presentation material, training material, and internal and external reports for stakeholders; and
  • Incident investigations to ensure corrective actions are delegated and actioned to completion.

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About You

To be considered for this position you will have a  relevant Bachelor degree (or equivalent) with relevant experience (minimum 2 years) in Work Health and Safety, or a similar field; or Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety with substantial relevant experience (minimum 5 years).

Moreover, you will have extensive knowledge and experience in applying relevant WHS legislation, with the ability to develop and implement WHS strategies to manage risks and improve operational outcomes. 

With well established research, analysis and report writing skills, you will be able to effectively inform, advice and make constructive recommendations in regards to WHS related matters.

Working with a variety of stakeholders, you'll be able to confidently communicate with a variety of people including management and staff members.

Although not essential, any experience in a not-for-profit environment or with a community/children's service related organisation would be highly regarded.

About the Benefits

This is a rewarding opportunity to bring your skills and passion to a supportive not-for-profit organisation, that's dedicated to backing their staff 100% in their aim to improve the lives of people across North Canberra.

Northside is offering an attractive hourly rate of $41.78 to $47.79 plus super, negotiable based on your skills and experience.

You would also benefit from salary packaging options, support and professional/personal training opportunities, as well as free on-site parking.

Employment with Northside

Northside Community Service is a child-safe organisation. The recruitment process will include questions related to previous workplace performance and understanding of child safety requirements, including Mandatory Reporting requirements and Northside’s obligations under the ACT’s Reportable Conduct Scheme. Successful candidates will be required to undergo screening (Working with Vulnerable People Card and National Police Check) to ensure their suitability to work in child-safe environments.

Northside takes a strong approach to the safety of our team, and those we work with. During the recruitment process, you will be informed about Northside’s approach to safety and asked about your own understanding of managing risk and safety. Successful candidates will be given a thorough induction that will include information and guidance on Northside’s approaches to safety.

Northside Community Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and LGBTIQA communities.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop new skills and advance your career with an organisation that champions diversity, choice and innovation. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

Confidential enquiries may be made by contacting Carrie Chappell, Chief Financial Officer on 02 6171 8000 or emailing careers@northside.asn.au

Applications close at 11:30pm (AEST) on Sunday the 25th of April 2021.

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