Work Health and Safety Officer

The National Gallery of Australia
Closing Date
Wed, 25th May 2022
Position Type
Full Time
$ 80,162 - $ 92,658

The National Gallery is seeking an experienced work health and safety (WHS) professional to join our small HR team to assist in the management a broad range of WHS activities and functions in our unique and exciting environment. At the National Gallery no two WHS days are alike and the role deals with a diverse range of WHS functions, issues and opportunities. The Work Health and Safety Officer is an integral part of the HR team and will be given the opportunity to contribute your expertise to practices, policies and processes that will positively shape the future of the National Gallery. As Work Health and Safety Officer you will deliver legislatively compliant and evidence-based WHS advice, strategies and improvements as well as undertake rehabilitation case management. This role is non-ongoing and has been identified for a specified term of 24 months within the HR team.

Our ideal candidate has a strong knowledge of and experience in WHS with experience in providing operational and strategic advice related to WHS that is legislatively compliant and demonstrates best practice. You will have expertise in dealing with sensitive and complex people matters. You must operate to the highest ethical standards, demonstrating integrity in all that you do. You will have the knowledge and ability to apply relevant legislation and policy so as to deliver high quality outcomes. Sound analytical and judgement capabilities are essential and you will use them to contribute to the strategic direction of the Gallery.
You will also operate with a positive, good humoured attitude and a desire to make work fun for yourself and your colleagues.
You are client-focused and have excellent relationship management skills, applying good judgement and compassion to sensitive, high risk and complex matters at all levels of the National Gallery.
Your highly developed organisational skills, sound oral and written communication skills, ability to prioritise and excellent attention to detail will ensure you can operate in our fast-paced and ever-changing environment. 
Qualifications in WHS and case management will be an advantage.

In accordance with the APS 6 work level standards, you will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Provide expert, solutions-focused, legislatively compliant, risk-based and contemporary advice on a range WHS matters, including rehabilitation  case management, to National Gallery employees and managers.
  • Assist in the management of the timely completion of WHS incident investigations including implementation and follow up of any corrective and preventative actions.    
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new WHS policies, processes and systems.
  • Provide expert, evidence based, legislatively compliant, and accurate WHS advice and reports to the Senior Executive and Council.
  • Working together with the Head of HR, provide WHS leadership and support, with a focus on continuous improvement and development. 
  • Manage the National Gallery’s WHS networks.

Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Jamie Griffiths  on +61 6240 6630 or The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on +61 6240 6495.

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