Health and Safety Business Partner

Job Description

Health and Safety Business Partner

Council is seeking to appoint a permanent full time Health and Safety Business Partner to contribute to Council’s success.

  • Permanent Full Time, 9-day fortnight | Located in Gladstone
  • Opportunity to develop and influence our safety systems and practices 
  • Great team culture and support

About the Role

The purpose of this position is to support Council’s commitment to provide and promote a safety culture for all employees, contractors, visitors and members of the public. This role will spend a significant amount of time in the field leading WHS initiatives and projects, auditing WHS Management Systems and leading incident investigations across all areas of Council.

You will bring: 

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Workplace, Health & Safety (or related discipline) and/or significant demonstrated experience in a health and safety related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a complex, high risk workplace implementing safety programs that have improved safety performance.
  • Demonstrated experience in investigations (e.g. Incident Causal Assessment Method) involving internal and external parties and auditing qualifications.
  • Demonstrated high-level skills in dealing confidently, courteously tactfully and diplomatically to all levels within the organisation, along with high-level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capability in building an effective and proactive safety culture, delivering high satisfaction and quality partnerships.
  • Well-developed team-work skills and the ability to build positive working relationships within People and Strategy and across the organisation.
  • Ability to deliver a professional consultancy and critical-issue management service.
  • Ability to compose and present correspondence of a non-specialist nature.
  • Ability to monitor, review and update any changes to Work Health and Safety legislation, including Codes of Practice or Australian Standards.
  • Capacity to work independently with minimal direction and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of an experience interpreting and applying legislation, awards, industrial instruments and workplace policies.
  • Proficient keyboard skills and experience using Microsoft Office Suite and operating corporate business systems.
  • Legally able to drive a motor vehicle in Queensland. 

Why work for GRC?

The Gladstone Region is a dynamic Central Queensland coastal region that provides an enviable lifestyle and economic stability for more than 63,000 residents. Gladstone Regional Council is committed to a dynamic, proud and diverse future for the Gladstone Region that focuses on working together to balance our region’s lifestyle and opportunity. Our success is built on a foundation of safe, engaged, high performing talent and teams and a values-based culture centred around our SERVICE principles.

  • We are fortunate to live in an attractive, growing region and proud to provide opportunity for personal growth and career development for our employees. 
  • We offer opportunities to grow your career within a progressive local government organisation and work in a high performing team that values your contribution. 
  • You will be rewarded with a competitive salary including generous superannuation and a flexible roster that supports a generous work-life balance. 
  • We offer a range of employee benefits including free physiotherapy, support services and discounted health cover and fitness memberships. 

Please be advised that the preferred candidate for this position, as a condition of employment, may be required to complete a criminal history check, a pre-employment medical or a skills assessment.

Council is committed to connecting with the Gladstone Regional community which values diversity and inclusion and encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  First Nations people are encouraged to apply.