Senior Consultant: Work Health and Safety (HEO 8)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 18 Aug 2021

  • Impactful role enabling safety & wellbeing strategies at UniSA
  • Full-time, continuing role based at City East and West campuses
  • Commencement Salary: $101,110 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager: Safety and Wellbeing, the Senior Consultant: Work Health and Safety (WHS) operates as a key member of the Safety and Wellbeing Team to directly support the University’s commitment of providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and study environment for staff, students and visitors. The position partners with business units to enable, implement and operationalise work practices, robust safety and wellbeing systems and a culture that supports staff and students to thrive in a competitive and rapidly evolving global environment.

Core Responsibilities

  • Working with designated business units, influence senior managers to integrate WHS risk management with other relevant business risks
  • Promote and lead a culture of consultation, collaboration and continuous improvement in the management of risk, working closely with subject matter experts in local areas
  • Critically review and interpret WHS legislative requirements for the purpose of developing, implementing and monitoring Local Action Plans, policies and procedures
  • Lead and support local areas to develop a WHS Local Action Plan including providing training resources to enhance business capability
  • Conduct investigations for serious WHS incidents, proposing effective corrective actions
  • Conduct regular planned and unplanned workplace inspections and safety audits

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in WHS or equivalent skills and knowledge
  • A demonstrated commitment to health and safety objectives with strong leadership and people management skills with the ability to influence senior staff and lead, manage and develop staff
  • Substantial experience working in, and a detailed knowledge of, the legislative frameworks for WHS and Return to Work
  • Skilled and experienced in ergonomics and human factors in office, workshop and/or laboratory environments
  • Substantial experience in understanding organisational culture and implementing change through PTC strategies


Bringing your talent to UniSA will see you rewarded with a variety of employee benefits such as:

  • Access to professional development opportunities and staff study support
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions and a variety of leave arrangements
  • Employee assistance and wellbeing programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA .  The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Bernie Dyer, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 3232.

Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 18 August 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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