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Reference Number 13975
Position Title WH&S Advisor
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification AA041- QLGO-Lev 4.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA053- QLGO-Lev 5.3 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Work Health & Safety Advisor

  • Lifestyle | Excellent Employee Benefits | 9-Day Fortnight Work Roster
  • Full-Time Permanent Position
  • Opportunity to take the lead and promote positive change and foster a safe work culture
  • Chance to work on a diverse range of safety / compliance matters

Are you 100% committed to safety compliance and driving positive WHS change and improvements across the organisation? Then don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make your mark, utilise your talents and make a positive impact across our workforce.

About the company / region

If you are looking for more than just a job and want to live in one of the most spectacular and pristine parts of the world, then don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to join our team and play a pivotal role in the health & well-being of our staff and the workplace.

Cairns is a beautiful relaxed tropical city full of coconut palms and surrounded by the reef, lush mountain ranges, crystal clear creeks, waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife and nature. We are a welcoming, multicultural city with more than 166,000 people that call this beautiful place home. We are well connected, family friendly and Australia's 14th largest city. We have plenty of shops and cafés, schools, 2 universities, affordable housing an international airport, and are only a short drive or boat ride to a myriad of beautiful scenic locations such as the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, The Daintree, Atherton Tablelands and Savannah regions. 

Here at Cairns Regional Council we are working hard to build a vibrant city to maintain our enviable tropical lifestyle and to ensure the city will thrive, be sustainable and attractive into the future.

We are one of the largest employers in the Cairns region employing approximately 1250 staff and as the Cairns region continues to grow and evolve, we continue to work hard to address the challenges of population growth, climate change, environmental management, economic development and social well-being.

About the team:

Our safety team has 12 team members who work collaboratively across Council to drive our key message for all staff to "Go Home Safe & Well Today and Everyday".  The team also has the key responsibility to coach, support and engage management and staff to ensure the highest standards of safe work practices and compliance in the workplace.

About the opportunity:

Reporting to the Coordinator - Safety Operations the primary objectives of the position are:

  • To monitor, review and report to the WHS Field Operations Coordinator on the effectiveness of Councils Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS).
  • Coach and mentor management and employees on the Safety Circle philosophy.
  • To develop and conduct audits and interactions of the workplace to ensure safe work practices and compliance to Council’s Work Health and Safety Management System.

About you:

The successful applicant will have a relevant qualification such as Work Health and Safety Certificate IV and/or a Diploma of WHS/OHS or equivalent level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training, qualifications and professional accreditations.

You will also have demonstrated interpersonal, negotiation, and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to liaise and build relationships with all levels of Council.

A commitment to Council’s ‘Safety Circle Culture’ and working within the ‘Safety Circle’, together with have a solutions-focussed / pragmatic approach to compliance issues is essential.

About the benefits:

In return for your hard work and effort we offer the following benefits:

  • 9-day fortnight work roster
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development

How to apply

To apply, please download a copy of the information kit. Please ensure you address the key selection criteria as detailed in the position description.

Applications Close: Sunday, 29 May 2022.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a Work Health and Safety Certificate IV?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated experience as a Work Health and Safety Advisor in applying, implementing and monitoring health & safety management systems?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 29/05/2022
Position Description
Information Kit - WH&S Advisor HR103 #13975.pdf Open
Application Guide View Guide
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.