Principal Health & Safety Advisor

Principal Health & Safety Advisor

Job Title: Principal Health & Safety Advisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane
Salary: $61 p/h plus super
Start Date: 21 September 2020
Reference: LSC090120
Contact Name: Lucia Schfermann
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 10, 2020 04:46

Job Description

About the role: 
Our client is a large and busy council based on the south side of Brisbane. They are seeking a Principal Health & Safety Advisor to join the team on a 6 month contract.

The purpose of this role is to champion the Health and Safety Strategy on Council’s behalf and lead a team of professionals delivering a wide range of programs and initiatives to improve safety performance.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Provide strategic, innovative and accountable leadership to the Strategy and Systems Team to ensure that Council achieves its goals and performance targets in relation to Health, Safety and Wellness.
  • You will provide strategic, contemporary, evidence-based advice and support to the Health and Safety Program Leader and the People and Culture Manager in relation to these matters.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of H&S Program vision and direction whilst effectively engaging with key stakeholders and internal client groups to ensure  the H&S Program responds to demands and identifies opportunities to improve the effectiveness of WHS across Council.
  • Overseeing the development of a workforce health program, you will provide outstanding leadership in identifying emerging health, safety and well-being issues, developing appropriate policies, systems and procedures and maintaining the Workplace Health & Safety Management System.
Key Skills Required: 
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in work health and safety, or a related relevant field, or significant experience in a similar role.
  • Detailed knowledge of current Work Health & Safety and Worker's Compensation and Rehabilitation legislation, regulations, codes, standards and guidelines.
  • Accredited WHS Auditor qualification.
  • ICAM or similar lead investigator training.
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment.
  • Certificate IV Project Management (highly desirable)
  • Ability to lead and facilitate WHS strategic planning, change management and governance.
  • Sound working knowledge in leading investigations, audits, policy development, systems management and strategy objectives.
  • Knowledge of National Self Insurer WHS Audit Tool (highly desirable)
If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Lucia Schefermann |