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Coordinator Work Health & Safety - Alice Springs


Employer: MacDonnell Regional Council
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: HR & Employment Services, Operations & Risk Management
Sector/s: Local Government
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 10 September, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Full time permanent
  • Alice Springs based
  • Generous salary package including 6 weeks annual leave

About us

We recognise that a great organisation is about great people and we are looking to add to our valued Human Resources team. MacDonnell Regional Council has restructured its HR Department and as a result these exciting positions have become available. This is a great opportunity to broaden your skills and prepare yourself for future leadership positions.

MacDonnell Regional Council's mission to improve the lives of its residents by delivering valued and relevant services is embraced by its staff. Employees also enjoy delivering services across one of the country's largest and most beautiful local government jurisdictions.

Situated in the arid centre of the Australian continent, MacDonnell Regional Council features many iconic panoramic landscapes which are accessible from Alice Springs. The picturesque waterholes, magnificent flora and fauna, red desert sands and dynamic mountain ranges of changing hues are inspiring. The MacDonnell region is uniquely beautiful with a deep and powerful strength that is felt from within the landscape.

MacDonnell Regional Council has an exciting opportunity available for a Work Health & Safety (WHS) Coordinator.

About the role

As the WHS Coordinator, you will provide expert assistance and support to Council whilst building and managing the Council's WHS systems, programs and procedures. You will also act as the Return to Work (RTW) Coordinator and need a level of experience and passion for this area.

The position has a reporting line of a WHS Officer. The WHS Coordinator will report to Manager Human Resources and will be accountable for:

  • Management of Workers Compensation claims in accordance with relevant legislation including claims processing and associated administration
  • Assisting Manager HR in the development and implementation of WHS policies, programs and related activities
  • Various individual and team project work across the WHS space

About you

You will have at least five years' experience in a WHS role with a Diploma in Work, Health & Safety. You will have proven organisational and time management skills and a track record in maintaining confidentiality and a high level of professional ethics. You will possess highly effective interpersonal, facilitation and problem solving skills.

In addition to a strong interest in working with Indigenous people on their country, it is also essential that you have an appreciation of contemporary Aboriginal issues, especially in relation to cultural and socio-economic challenges in remote central Australia. Any prior experience working with Aboriginal people in remote areas will be highly regarded.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this position please visit https://macdonnell.recruitmenthub.com.au/vacancies/, & enter ref code: 4860290. and complete an online application process by submitting your covering letter, resume and addressing the selection criteria.

Applications will close when a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information about this exciting role, please contact Manager Human Resources on 08 8958 9632.