First listed on: 17 May 2019

Manager Workplace Health & Safety

Reference Number: 12844
Location: Administration Building,158A Martyn Street, Cairns
Close Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019

Position Purpose:

With our key message for all staff to "Go Home Safe & Well Today and Everyday" we are now seeking a highly engaged, motivated and experienced WH&S professional to provide leadership, specialist advice and guidance in WH&S across the organisation.

This pivotal role will plan, lead, organise and implement Councils Safety Management System and a range of projects and initiatives that address Councils key organisational risks and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) compliance.

Nature and Scope of the Position:

  • Provision of specialist advice, guidance and leadership in WHS;
  • WHS Team oversight and performance;
  • Councils Safety Management System; and
  • Leading Council’s SafetyCircle training program.

Capability and Qualification Requirements:

The position holder must have:

  • Bachelor degree in Workplace Health & Safety and/or equivalent level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training, professional accreditations and qualifications.
  • Current Queensland “C” class drivers licence.

To be eligible to apply you must address the following key selection criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Workplace Health & Safety or equivalent level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training, professional accreditations and qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and management of safety management systems and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated success in developing, facilitating and implementing leadership style that supports, motivates and inspires individual team and corporate achievements.
  • Superior communication and negotiation skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish and maintain working relationships with staff and a range of internal and external customers.
  • Proven ability to promote and support the achievement of a customer focused organisation.

For a full listing of the Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit.

How to Apply:
Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Copy of Current Resume
  • Statements Addressing the full Selection Criteria

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:

  • Pre‑employment functional medical assessment, which will include a drug and alcohol test.
  • National Police/Criminal History Check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Permanent Resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa

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