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Work Health And Safety Officer (Nsw/vic)

Australian Catholic University - Melbourne, VIC

HR & Recruitment
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Work Health and Safety Officer
Human Resources, Employment Relations & Safety, Melbourne campus

  • Coordinate and administer a range of Work Health and Safety services
  • Advise and support staff to use riskware, ACU’s incident and hazard reporting system
  • Full time continuing position based at the ACU Melbourne campus
Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome. We've also partnered with Blacktown City Council to open a new ACU campus in Blacktown, Western Sydney, in 2021.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Human Resources Directorate delivers employment related services to all staff and supports the strategic objectives of the University. Human Resources delivers the staff (user) employment experience throughout a staff members appointment at the University.
Employment Relations and Safety manages the development and implementation of the employment arrangements for staff and the work, health and safety requirements of the business in the legislative and regulatory environment/s in which the university operates.
The Work Health and Safety Officer supports the Manager, Work Health and Safety and Wellbeing with a range of services in the University’s Work Health and Safety Management System including, coordination and participation of local WHS Committee and Workers’ Compensation/ Return to Work to meet the University’s legislative requirements.

More Specifically The Role Entails
  • Coordinating and administering a range of Work Health and Safety (WHS) services, for NSW and VIC, performed in the context of the Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS).
  • Ensuring appropriate numbers of staff First Aid Officers are recruited, trained, and engaged about responding to incidents.
  • Supporting WHS committees and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR).
  • Contacting and liaising with the Victorian OHS regulator about relevant notifiable incidents.
  • Advising staff on the application of WHS risk management methodologies.
You Will Need To Have
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any combination of education, training and/or experience including relevant work experience.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety legislation and regulations, and a commitment to developing a working knowledge of Work Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting internal staff or other stakeholders to assess and manage risk.
  • Ability to act with discretion, sensitivity and handle confidential information.
The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How To Apply

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Total remuneration valued to $93,237 - $100,193 pa, including salary component $78,786 - $84,664pa (Higher Education Worker Level 6), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

General enquiries can be sent to Tim Bruce at tim.bruce@acu.edu.au

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit: www.acu.edu.au/careers

Applications Close: 17 February 2021

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.