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Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Officer

Australian National University

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/10/2017

Job Category:

HR & Recruitment / Occupational Health and Safety

Job description:

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $75,608 -$87,570 per annum plus 9.5% or 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Fixed term 6 months Fixed Term OR
Part Time (17.5 hours p.w.), 12 months Fixed Term

Position overview:

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The ANU Medical School educates and develops medical graduates who practise medicine with compassion, conscience and professional excellence and with a knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and culture. The School partners with a number of healthcare organisations to deliver clinical teaching and training including ACT Health, Calvary Healthcare ACT, and community practices throughout the ACT, south eastern region of NSW and in remote NT. The Medical School is committed to extending the boundaries of medical knowledge and improving the health system through research, and to providing students with a research led educational experience. Research is conducted over range of disciplines, spanning basic science, clinical medicine and implementation into policy and practice. Collaborations extend beyond ANU medical and health sciences, to other universities, governments and communities in the region as well as industry bodies, attracting national and international researchers and higher degree research candidates.

The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Officer is responsible for the implementation and ongoing oversight, of WHS policy, processes and systems throughout the School, to ensure the safety of all staff, students and visitors, and compliance with relevant legislation and policy, including those imposed by external bodies and partner organisations. The appointee will be located in the ANU Medical School and will work closely with the University Work Environment Group (WEG). They will be familiar with all School activities and provide interpretation of policy and direction in maintaining a safe work environment, in laboratory and fieldwork settings, and teaching, research, administration and public spaces managed by the School.

For more information, please contact Katrina Chapple T: 02 6125 2198 E: katrina.chapple@anu.edu.au

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

Application information:

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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