Work Health & Safety (WHS) Officer

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Closing Date: 2018-07-22

The Northern Midlands Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Work Health & Safety (WHS) Officer to join their team based in Longford, Tasmania.

The WHS Officer will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a quality WHS Management System across the organisation. In addition, to being responsible for a broad range of administrative functions, relating to WHS, including but not limited to insurance policies, risk management, policy development, workers compensation and rehabilitation.

The successful candidate will drive a culture of safety and build strong internal relationships to reinforce and promote WHS at every opportunity.

For your application to be considered, you must have formal vocational or tertiary qualifications in WHS (Certificate IV or Diploma as a minimum) and substantial previous experience in a similar position, including extensive experience in safety management systems. In addition to this, you will have experience in workers compensation and insurance claims management, you will be an accredited Return to Work Coordinator and have qualifications and/or relevant experience in risk management.

You will also have demonstrated knowledge and an understanding of WHS legislation, regulations, procedures and codes of practice and the ability to interpret the same. As well as a sound understanding of safe work practices and a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of risk management principles, practices, procedures and how to implement the same.

This position will be offered on a full-time basis, working a nineteen-day month and terms and conditions of employment, including salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant, in accordance with the Northern Midlands Council Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

Applications should include a current resume and address the selection criteria. before marking to the attention of: Samantha Dhillon, People & Culture Business Partner, Northern Midlands Council, PO Box 156, Longford, TAS 7301 or alternatively by email to Please note applicants who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Applications close on 22 July 2018 and all enquiries will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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