Health & Safety Officer

Job No: BRC0302
Location: Bathurst

About the role

Are you experienced in providing support within the WHS & Workers Comp field? Do you want to broaden your experience in a large multi-faceted organisation?  If so, we want to hear from you!

Bathurst Regional Council has an exciting opportunity to join their HR team in a government organisation that is connected to its local community offering secure employment and a great work/life balance.  

The Health & Safety Officer provides support to the WHS & RTW Coordinator in the management and coordination all Council’s Work Health and Safety programs, systems and procedures as well as support the return-to-work program. This includes areas such as administrative work, WHS related auditing and compliance, workplace inspections, development and maintenance of the WHS management system and associated policies and procedures as well as maintenance of the VAULT notification and recording system. This position will also act as the secretary of Council's WHS Committee.

To be successful in this role you will be a team player with a 'can-do' attitude who is approachable, well organised and has the ability to work in a fast-paced diverse environment.

Key Requirements

  • Current drivers licence 
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working in WHS or related activities 
  • A working knowledge and understanding of the WHS Act, regulations and associated legislation
  • A working knowledge and understanding of the Workers Compensation Act, regulations and associated legislation
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills 
  • Very strong computer skills 
  • Ability to negotiate and liaise effectively with a wide range of people 

What we can offer

  • Work/Life Balance 
  • Rostered day off every third week
  • Generous leave entitlements 
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Employee education assistance
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to confidential employee assistance program

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This position requires a pre employment health assessment which includes a functional, audio and drug & alcohol screen.

Salary: $1068.20 to $1122.28 per week + super

Position Status: Permanent full time 

Hours of work: 35 hours per week with an RDO every third week

Application closing date: Sunday, 5 February 2023, at 11.30pm

Contact Officer: John Starr, WHS & RTW Coordinator - 6333 6256

Bathurst Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below. You will then be prompted to attach your resume and copies of any relevant qualifications (please note, attaching a resume is mandatory). You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job. 

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About Bathurst Regional Council

Congratulations on taking the first step toward joining one of the Bathurst Region’s largest employers! Bathurst Regional Council employs over 400 staff in a diverse range of careers and provides a large range of services to our community. Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our Region.

Bathurst really is the best of both worlds – a beautiful country lifestyle just two and a half hours from Sydney. Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland settlement located just over 200 kilometres west of Sydney on the Macquarie River. The region is conveniently located with effective transport links to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra and there is no shortage of things to see and do if you want to explore or take a lazy Sunday drive.