Administrative Officer - WHS

Job No: TSC1294
Location: Tweed Heads

Join our Work Health and Safety team based in Tweed Heads to provide administrative support, including Injury Management, Health and Wellbeing and Work Health and Safety functions. The role offers diverse tasks and activities, ranging from the fundamental administration requirements to supporting project delivery.

About the role:

  • maintain all WHS registers, and databases
  • generate WHS reports and collate data to produce reporting metrics
  • contribute to the delivery of WHS projects and health and wellbeing programs
  • provide support to safety committees and corporate meetings by generating reports, agendas and minutes.

What's on offer:

  • a base salary ranging from $58,275 per annum with competency-based increments up to $66,768 per annum, plus 11% super
  • a maximum-term contract to December 2024
  • 70 hour, 9 day fortnight
  • training and development opportunities
  • flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance
  • generous employment conditions (we have too many to list - click here for more).

We are seeking:

  • experience working in a generalist HR environment, using electronic record management and human resources information systems
  • understanding of the WHS and / or Injury Management functions
  • attention to detail, flexibility and the capacity to respond to a busy work environment
  • strong written and verbal communication skills

About us:

  • Located on the picturesque far North Coast of NSW, bordering the Gold Coast.
  • The Tweed is a vibrant, diverse location offering a lifestyle near the water, in a rainforest or on a farm.  
  • Tweed Shire Council is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.  We provide workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options. 
  • Join an employer of choice. Professionals Australia (Local Government Engineers’ Association) has named Council the 2021 Employer of Choice for our great employment practices within NSW local government. 

Where it's located:

This position is based in Tweed Heads and can be directed to work from any Council work site.

Position closes: 

Friday 24 May at 12 noon sharp (NSW time).  Late applications will not be permitted.

Click here to view the Position Description 

TIPS for Addressing the Selection Criteria

Click here for more information on the Recruitment Process

Click here to view our Values

Pre-Employment Screening:

Tweed Shire Council conducts pre-employment assessments as part of its recruitment process. 

Job offers are not made until screening has been completed. Tweed Shire Council uses third-party providers to undertake:

  • Pre-employment medical – some roles require a functional (physical) assessment, and all positions are subject to drug and alcohol screening (a positive test result means the recruitment process ends and your application will not be considered).
  • Background screening - verifies that the information you have provided throughout the recruitment process is true and correct.  Click here for more information.

Reference Checks are undertaken by the panel. Your 2 referees should ideally be your current and most recent supervisors.  Your referees are not contacted unless you’ve been interviewed and are a preferred candidate.

How To Apply:

You must use your own email address, and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with council.

Once you start your online application, you cannot save and return to it later. 

  1. Have your Resume document ready to go.
  2. Fill out all questions below. Click 'Next'. 
  3. You'll then be prompted to attach your resume and other documents (if applicable). Click 'Next'.
  4. Review your application to confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to submit your application.

If you'd like to COPY and PASTE selection criteria fields into a separate Word document to work on over time, please find them listed below:


1. Experience working in a generalist HR environment, using electronic record management and human resources information systems.

2. Well-developed written and oral communication skills with a focus on providing strong customer service.

3. Demonstrated organisational and time management skills with the ability to establish priorities, manage workloads and identify when to reschedule and reorganise work to reflect changes in priority.

4. Capacity to work within a team environment, share knowledge and provide support in times of increased workloads.

5. A high-level competence with Microsoft 365 applications and the capacity to learn corporate applications.

6. Demonstrated ability to use initiative, research HR related issues and apply sound judgement to contribute to decision making and continuous improvements in the HR team.

7. Demonstrated experience in interpreting and providing policy and procedure advice.


8. Certification in HR, business administration, work health and safety, training and assessment, or other relevant qualification.

9. Experience within a local government environment or an understanding of local government functions and procedures.




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