Senior Health and Safety Advisor

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 23 Apr 2023

  • $106,877 to $120,376 pa (HEW 8)
  • Fixed term (3 years), Full-time, Joondalup campus
  • Open to candidates with relevant work rights

HEW 8 $106,877-$120,376 PLUS 17% SUPER


At ECU we are guided by our values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry, personal excellence and courage. Our focus on teaching and research is driven by engagement and partnerships with those in the many communities we were established to serve. When you join us, you become part of a large, diverse and talented team with a shared purpose. Together, we strive to effect positive change in the world and create a learning environment that energises and inspires.

The new ECU City campus is coming to the heart of the Perth CBD in semester one 2026, and is set to redefine higher education in Western Australia, bringing incredible opportunities for students, staff, and the community. The $853 million Creative Industries, Business and Technology campus will deliver the creative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens who will be the leaders of tomorrow. 

Find out more about ECU City and the impact your involvement can make on this exciting and career defining project.  

As part of the People & Culture team at ECU, this project based role will be primarily working on City Campus related Work Health and Safety requirements so a background within the construction industry is desirable. This role provides WHS expertise and strategic advice regarding oversight of WHS risks during the ECU City Campus construction and associated relocation projects. The Senior WHS Advisor will work closely with stakeholders to ensure WHS Due Diligence obligations are met and organisational risks are reduced as far as reasonably practicable. The role will also advocate statutory compliance with WHS legislation to minimise risks during the ECU City Campus build and relocation projects.

 The key responsibilities of this role include: 

  • Serving as a construction safety subject matter authority to provide strategic direction and expertise to ECU Leaders and the Construction Project Board to assist in ensuring Due Diligence obligations are met during the construction of the City Campus and related relocation activities. 
  • Providing a strategic WHS consultancy service to ECU stakeholders and all functional areas of ECU with interests in or which are impacted by the City Campus project.
  • Partnering with key site or project leaders to execute health and safety risk reduction programs and drive culture of safety, compliance and continuous improvement.
  • You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Courage, Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage. 

    Benefits & Remuneration

    This is a full time, fixed term contract position until December 2027 and attracts remuneration of $106,877-$120,376 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

    ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

    ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

    For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview .


    Interested applicants are welcome to call Kim McClean, Chief Safety Officer on 08 6304 2708 for more information.

    How to Apply

    Please upload your resume along with a statement addressing the above criteria referencing the capabilities in the Position Description.  

    Closing Date:

    Applications close on Sunday 23 April 2023 at 11:30pm AWST.

    ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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