Safety Implementation Officer

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career.

The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle an positive work-life balance.


About the role

 Reporting directly to the Unit Manager – District Engineer, the focus of this position is to:

 Consult with the Works & Services Section stakeholders, administer and implement WHS improvements across the Section by:

  •       Promotion of a positive safety culture
  •       Ongoing review of safety documentation
  •       Facilitating meetings, inspections and workshops
  •       Simplifying WHS processes


 Reporting directly to the Unit Manager- District Engineer, the focus of this position is to:

  •  Facilitate Council’s WHS System requirements in your designated work area through site visits, formal group meetings and workshops.
  • Conduct relevant site inspections, audits and hazard detection, and facilitate prompt remedial actions as required, monitoring and reviewing for effectiveness
  • Monitor and evaluate WHS performance and progress toward “best practice” and continuous improvement of the WHS System and the SafeWork NSW Insurers Model.

Skills & Experience


 In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • A Certificate 4 in Work Health and Safety or Risk Management
  • Previous experience in a Work Health and Safety or Risk Management role
  • Demonstrated ability to implement change in processes and culture/safety
  • Current NSW General Construction Induction card (white card) or acceptable interstate alternative
  • Minimum NSW Class C driver’s licence or equivalent licence valid in NSW


 We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply

You will be required to upload your resume and a brief cover letter which should address the selection criteria as outlined in the job description. 

During the application you will also be required to respond to position related questions as shown below and questions regarding general information about you.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Demonstrate your knowledge and or experience in Work Health and Safety or Risk Management.
  3. Exemplify a time where you successfully managed or mentored a team/individual performance and contributed to organisational improvement activity.


Contact:  Melissa DunnUnit Manager – District Engineer- Central (02) 4429 3820

Applications Close:   Wednesday 3 February 2021(at Midnight)

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

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