Senior Advisor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Job title : Senior Advisor Health, Safety & Wellbeing
Location : Brisbane
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Haylea Smith
Contact email :
Job reference : 1513779
About Redland City Council
Redland City Council (RCC) is situated on the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast, which includes the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, mainland suburbs and rural hinterland which is located east of Brisbane. RCC offers you the chance to improve lives and shape your own career. You’ll enjoy diverse work and opportunities to grow, working in a truly special community and a region of outstanding natural beauty. In return for your passion and commitment to moving Redland City forward, RCC offers great benefits and the balance you need to bring the best you. Visit RCC’s careers website to find out more and meet some of the wonderful team.
The Opportunity
The Senior Advisor Health, Safety & Wellbeing will partner with Council to ensure the delivery of business objectives through developing and implementing contemporary Health, Safety & Wellbeing system. The position will consult and work collaboratively within the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Group and more broadly with key stakeholders to strengthen outcomes for Council, including the continuous improvement of health and safety performance and ongoing development of organisational culture in relation to WHS standards and practice.
You will have specific focus on overseeing operational WHS priorities and initiatives and provide expert technical advice across RCC’s multi-disciplinary workforce on legislative requirements, industry practices and standards. This position will partner most closely with the Outdoor Workforce across areas such as city water, waste water, parks and conservation, roads & drainage, marine facilities, libraries and public spaces, city planning and tourism.
Other Benefits
In addition to salary, Council may offer a range of other benefits including:
  • Access to professional and leadership development programs;
  • Standard working hours of 36.25 with parking available on site and pool cars for the WHS team;
  • Mentoring and coaching opportunities to increase your industry knowledge and professional and business acumen;
  • Secondment opportunities for career development;
  • Ability to contribute to the community and make the Redlands Coast a better place to live and do business;
  • Reward and recognition programs;
  • Access to flexible working arrangement provisions and generous leave provisions such as paid parental leave  and purchased leave scheme; and
  • Wellness programs, social club and employee assistance program.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead and assist the Safety & Psychological Health Team in the development and utilisation of strategic and operational processes, initiatives and programmes to address and improve WHS risk profiles;
  • Undertake proactive inspections and audits of Council work locations and processes to monitor departmental WHS implementation and performance, including the integrity and effectiveness of WHS risk controls to identify actual, potentially failed or absent controls;
  • Provide high level advice to people leaders and workers on the processes and practices that increase WHS maturity and maintain a culture that is focused on continuous improvement;
  • Support the Safety & Psychological Health Team in the identification and management of WHS implications of organisational change and assist in the change process to minimise adverse effects and maximise positive effects of the change;
  • Investigate and report on incidents and non-conformities indicating failures or absences of WHS risk controls and continuous improvement of the WHS risk management and system.
Skills & Experience
  • Detailed knowledge of contemporary risk management processes, principles and legislation;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary risk management processes, principles and legislation related to WHS and demonstrated skills in providing technical advice and facilitating risk assessment for the management of critical risks;
  • Proven ability to prepare and deliver WHS information, instruction and training to a diverse audience including workers, supervisors and managers to develop WHS skills and awareness in a large, complex organisation;
  • High levels of interpersonal, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to liaise with workers, supervisors and managers on complex and controversial issues and build trusted business relationships to achieve improved health & safety outcomes;
  • Tertiary qualifications in occupational health and safety (Advanced Diploma or Diploma) or related discipline combined with demonstrated experience in a Workplace Health & Safety Advisor position within a large and complex organisation.
  • Please note: final applications for this position will be required to undertake a national police check. Applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.
To apply
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion or for more detail and the position description for the role, please contact Haylea Smith – Director at Sharp & Carter on 0491 286 873 or