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WHS & Facilities Officer

Apply now Job no: 539977
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7
Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed Term (14 months)

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.  

The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) & Facilities Officer is responsible for the implementation and ongoing oversight of
WHS and facilities policies, processes and systems throughout the School to ensure the safety of all staff, students and visitors. The WHS & Facilities Officer will be responsible for ensuring that compliance is met with relevant legislation and policy, including those imposed by external bodies and partner organisations. The appointee will be located in the ANU Medical School and will work closely with the University Work Environment Group (WEG). They will be familiar with all School activities and provide interpretation of policy and direction in maintaining a safe work environment, in laboratory and fieldwork settings, and teaching, research, administration and public spaces managed by the School.

For current ANU staff who wish to gain further skills and experience this role may be the perfect opportunity. 

For more information contact Tim Borough on (02) 6125 0631, E:   

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

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

  • A 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 candidate 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

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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