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Contractor Safety Advisor

Contractor Safety Advisor

Job Title: Contractor Safety Advisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne
Start Date: January 2021
Reference: BRE1212
Contact Name: Bryony Reid
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 15, 2020 15:00

Job Description

Contractor Safety Advisor 
Public Sector People are working in partnership with a Local Government in the South East in hiring a 12 month fixed term contract, Contractor Safety Advisor.
  • Band 7: $96,509 - $108,000 per annum + super
  • 12 Months Fixed Term
  • Friendly, fast paced and supportive environment
About the role:
Reporting to the Corporate Safety Lead, and forming part of the Corporate Safety Team, the position will deliver focused contractor safety services across the Infrastructure & Environment division, specifically with regard to project delivery involving external contractor operations.
Located within the Project Team, the Contractor Safety Advisor role has been established to undertake ownership and provide support in the administration of the RAPID On-line Contractor Management System.

  • Be accountable for, and assist others with the administration of the Rapid On-line Contractor Management System
  • Assist with developing and implementing governance documentation to support the best practice in managing contractor OHS practice
  • Deliver Contractor Inductions and Site Inductions where necessary
  • Review Contractor safety documentation to identify contractors whom can be offered work with Council
  • Maintain the active contractor database in relation to license/permits and other essential contractor requirements within Rapid.
  • Conduct regular on-site inspections to ensure safe processes are practiced and implemented
  • Develop and implement training programs for all Contract Managers within the division to ensure compliance in the management of OHS practices of contractors

Requirements Include:
  • Degree, Diploma or recognised course in OHS, Safety Science or relevant
  • Experience in an OHS role (minimum of 8 years is recommended)
  • Experience and expertise in managing contractor OHS in an industrial setting
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, train and support people with awareness and development of safety principles, legislative understanding, and practice
  • Well-versed in OH&S matters in a variety of industries with an ability to assess safety documentation, identify shortfalls and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Ability to interpret the Occupational Health & Safety Act and regulations, and, support others with application in practice
  • Extensive experience in developing and engaging stakeholder relationships where teamwork delivers results
Other requirements include:
  • Systems ability - to use and learn systems and applications of relevance
  • Satisfactory Police Check 
  • A current Working with Children Card
For further information or to request a position description please contact Bryony Reid, Public Sector People on (03) 8535 3111 or email


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