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WHS Consultant

Apply now Job no: 550335
Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $86,960 - $100,098 per annum, plus 17% superannuation 
Terms: 3 x Full time, continuing 

  • Want to be part of implementing Workplace Health and Safety practices across the ANU?
  • Are you passionate about WHS and keen to see the impact you can make to the ANU?
  • Can you work alongside internal ANU clients to deliver a positive customer experience?

The Work Health and Safety Consultant promotes best practice in a wide range of hazard management, facilitates change and assists in planning and project management. This role will have a strong focus on effective implementation of the University WHS Management System to ensure injuries are prevented and the WHS Management System meets or exceeds the National Self Insurers WHS Framework requirements.

Position overview:

Working within a team of professionals in the Work Environment Group (WEG), the Work Health and Safety (WHS) consultant will provide advice to facilitate implementation of the WHS management system.

The ideal applicant will have exceptionally strong people skills and have significant experience with the implementation of safety management systems. Tertiary qualifications in Workplace Health and Safety and/or an equivalent level of demonstrated experience in administering a WHS Management System are required. 

We are seeking dynamic, skilled and enthusiastic WHS professionals who are keen to promote and contribute to the University's safety culture. 

ANU is an advocate for continuous learning and professional development, and will provide mentoring and support to those candidates wanting to adapt their existing skills to the exciting world of higher education.

We are seeking to utilise this recruitment process to create a merit list for future vacancies. 

For further information please contact Sheren Al-Obaidi, Manager, Work Health and Safety, P: +61 2 6125 2010, E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A maximum two (2) page statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems