Work Health & Safety Officer

Executive/Management Roles, Other Health Care

Posted: 11 Nov 2022

Location: Darwin or Katherine NT

Katherine West Health Board (KWHB) is currently looking for a Work Health and Safety Project Manager.

Full time posi­tion locat­ed in Dar­win or Kather­ine with remote travel

Send CV and Cov­er let­ter to: aleisha.​molyneux@​kwhb.​com.​au

About the Organisation

Estab­lished in 1998, the Kather­ine West Health Board (KWHB) is an Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled orga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides a range of clin­i­cal, pre­ven­ta­tive, and pub­lic health ser­vices to clients in the Kather­ine West Region of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry. With 4 major health care cen­tres and a range of satel­lite cen­tres, they sup­port an area rough­ly the size of Tas­ma­nia (162,000km²), help­ing to improve the health and well­be­ing of some of the most remote com­mu­ni­ties in Australia.

Their vision acknowl­edges the dis­tinct and diverse iden­ti­ty of their peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties, ensur­ing mem­ber com­mu­ni­ties are involved in the plan­ning, devel­op­ment, and imple­men­ta­tion of their health pro­grams. Their holis­tic ser­vices are designed to pro­mote the phys­i­cal, men­tal, emo­tion­al, and spir­i­tu­al well-being of the per­son and the community. 

About the Opportunity

Kather­ine West Health Board (KWHB) is cur­rent­ly look­ing for a Work Health and Safe­ty Project Manager.

This posi­tion is respon­si­ble for the imple­men­ta­tion of the Kather­ine West Health Board’s (KWHB) WHS Man­age­ment Sys­tem, pro­grams, and ini­tia­tives. This role is posi­tioned to pro­mote a safe­ty and well-being cul­ture across the whole organ­i­sa­tion and to play a lead­ing role in influ­enc­ing this mind­set through­out all KWHB staff.

This is a full-time posi­tion report­ing to the Gen­er­al Man­ag­er, Cor­po­rate Ser­vices. The posi­tion may be based in Kather­ine or Dar­win with trav­el between when required. 

Your respon­si­bil­i­ties will include (but are not lim­it­ed to):

  1. Estab­lish effec­tive work­ing rela­tion­ships with all lev­els of employ­ees with­in a KWHB WHS framework.
  2. Apply appro­pri­ate WHS leg­is­la­tion and an aware­ness of con­tem­po­rary WHS prac­tice and indus­try trends to all KWHB operations.
  3. Work with the KWHB Man­age­ment Review Com­mit­tee to deliv­er high stan­dards of Work Health Safe­ty across all staffing domains with­in KWHB.
  4. Iden­ti­fy and inform man­age­ment of com­pli­ance issues, safe­ty risks, and improve­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties through the con­duct of appro­pri­ate­ly timed audits.
  5. Car­ry out safe­ty obser­va­tions and audits in community.
  6. Where nec­es­sary coach oth­er man­agers, super­vi­sors, and staff to com­plete their safe­ty respon­si­bil­i­ties (Audits, Fol­low Safe­ty Rules, Inspec­tions etc).
  7. Par­tic­i­pate in KWHB qual­i­ty improve­ment activ­i­ties and man­age actions relat­ing to WHS from this process to completion.
  8. Apply appro­pri­ate WHS leg­is­la­tion and an aware­ness of con­tem­po­rary WHS prac­tice and indus­try trends to all KWHB operations.

About You

To be suc­cess­ful in this role you will have expe­ri­ence and knowl­edge in man­age­ment sys­tems require­ments and safe­ty com­pli­ance. The appli­cant will be pro­fi­cient in time man­age­ment and have an under­stand­ing of safe­ty and qual­i­ty improve­ment projects. 

This role is well-suit­ed to some­one with a keen eye for detail, com­fort­able pri­ori­tis­ing com­mit­ments as required or del­e­gat­ed and have an inter­est in cross cul­tur­al envi­ron­ments. The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will have knowl­edge of best prac­tice infor­ma­tion man­age­ment, tech­nol­o­gy, stan­dards and requirements. 

Please note: You must be ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed against COVID-19 under the Pub­lic and Envi­ron­men­tal Health Act 2011 of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry of Aus­tralia. You will need to have, or be will­ing to obtain, a cur­rent Dri­ver’s License, Work­ing with Chil­dren Check, and Police Check. 

This role will involve occa­sion­al trav­el, spend­ing time out in remote com­mu­ni­ties, stay­ing overnight and trav­el­ling via 4WD, dirt roads and light air­craft as required.

About the Benefits

This is a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty to utilise your skills and pas­sion to make a gen­uine dif­fer­ence to some of the most remote com­mu­ni­ties in Australia.

In return for your hard work and ded­i­ca­tion, the suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will enjoy an attrac­tive remu­ner­a­tion cir­ca $74,325 — $92,721 (nego­tiable based on your skills and expe­ri­ence) PLUS super and a range of ben­e­fits, including:

  • Salary sac­ri­fic­ing
  • 6 weeks annu­al leave accrued on pro rata
  • Dai­ly trav­el allowance when away from pri­ma­ry location
  • Fan­tas­tic pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment and ongo­ing training
  • Flex­i­ble work and leave options, and
  • Relo­ca­tion assistance. 

You’ll be wel­comed into a sup­port­ive and fam­i­ly friend­ly team, with sig­nif­i­cant poten­tial to advance your career with a well-estab­lished com­mu­ni­ty organisation.