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Hse Advisor

Private Company - Prince Of Wales, QLD

Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Advisor provides effective high level, and efficient health and safety compliance and auditing support to the Faculty of Science. Working closely with the HSE Business Partner, HSE colleagues and key stakeholders across the faculty, the HSE Advisor will assist with the implementation of health, safety and environment management systems and ensure that processes align with the requirements of UNSW.

The primary purpose of this role is to provide a range of services to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of HSE systems and governance to ensure the on-going compliance of the Faculty of Science with all relevant health and safety legislative, regulatory and incident response readiness requirements.

About the role

  • $88k - $94k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 7 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • X 2 roles available

The role reports to the Faculty Operations Manager with a dotted line to the HSE Business Partner, Science and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Action targeted improvement plans to support academic and technical teams to achieve HSE compliance in all teaching and research activities as outlined within UNSW Safety Management System.
  • Provide practical solutions to ensure the Faculty complies with all applicable health and safety legislation to minimise risks and prevent injuries across a broad and complex range of research and teaching activities in offices, classrooms, laboratories, workshops, stores, and field/off-site locations.
  • Collate and disseminate workplace healthy and safety (WHS) information to colleagues, effectively and on time, and monitor to ensure that follow up actions are undertaken.
  • Provide administrative support in the preparation of reports, audits and completion of health, safety, and environment training.
  • Assist schools with the preparation of documentation and training specific to the introduction of the University’s new HSE system.
  • Identify and analyse health, safety and environment trends and document strategies to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant
(Selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant WHS tertiary qualification or equivalent level of knowledge gained through training and experience in a research environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant workplace health and safety legislation and standards in NSW including the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 and Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (NSW).
  • Proven background in WHS in a scientific research environment and demonstrated ability to implement WHS legislation, guidelines, and management practices in the workplace.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to consult, communicate and implement WHS projects within all levels of staff across the School.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills including the ability to establish priorities, work well under pressure to manage and prioritise multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives, and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. For informal queries, please see the below contact details.

Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Marie Simmons
E: m.simmons@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 21 June 2021

Find out more about working at UNSW at www.unsw.edu.au

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).