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Work, Health, Safety and Risk Officer

Expires: Friday May 31st, 2024

Council is seeking the services of an experienced Work Health Safety & Risk Officer.

Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure and Planning Services, the Work Health Safety & Risk Officer is responsible for ensuring Council’s compliance with WHS legislation, associated acts, regulations, codes of practice and Australian standards, to help mitigate risk.

Some duties include:

  • Maintain and Review Council’s WHS, Risk Management systems, frameworks, policies, and procedures.
  • Facilitate all requirements and reporting for WHS Committee meetings.
  • Maintain Council’s Vault program, reporting and implementation of further applications.
  • Manage Contractor and Volunteer registers and the induction process.
  • Liaise with contractors and consultants to conduct workplace inspections, testing and training.


Experience in and/or an understanding of legislation relating to WHS & Risk management in a Local Government, or other community, or service delivery focused setting would be ideal.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong computer literacy and the ability to work as part of a close knit and collaborative team is essential.

Some of our great benefits include a 9-day fortnight, 11% Superannuation, 15 days’ sick leave per year, long service leave after 5 years, ongoing learning and development opportunities and an employee assistance program.

Terms of employment will be in accordance with the Councils salary and performance management systems and the NSW Local Government (State) Award 2023.

Applications close: 31st May 2024 at 5pm and should be addressed to the General Manager, via email to

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Applications close on Friday May 31st, 2024 and should be addressed to the General Manager, via email to