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National Work Health and Safety Advisor

Dementia Australia
  • Attractive salary packaging options available
  • Permanent, full time opportunity in Glenside, SA

Dementia Australia is the national peak body and source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. Our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving our core purpose and strategic priorities.

  • We connect by promoting a people centred way of working and respecting all
  • We collaborate in a supportive manner with each other, other teams, clients and external parties
  • We commit to our purpose and direction, accountable for our actions and support the innovations, reshaping the way we do things

Located in Glenside, South Australia the National Work Health and Safety Advisor will develop and maintain the infrastructure for Dementia Australia’s enterprise wide environmental and work health safety management systems around Australia. The National WHS Advisor will promote a culture of safe work practices and will provide information, guidance and expert advisory services across the organisation.

Reporting directly to the National Quality and Governance Manager, you will also be responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining documentation and reporting related to client and workplace injuries, incidents, hazards identification, feedback and complaints.
  • Providing education and support for environmental and WHS activities including emergency response, business continuity, safety audits, risk identification and disaster recovery.
  • Administering and maintaining day to day management of reporting pathways, risk management software tools and databases and assisting with the development and administration of WHS content on the intranet and through staff communication channels.
  • Working with organisational leaders and employees to provide support, advice and maintenance around injury management, incident assessment and investigation and appropriate return to work activities.
  • Facilitating continuous improvement activities across the team, including corrective action activities and health and wellbeing initiatives.

To be successful in this role you will be a team player, have excellent interpersonal communication skills and meet the key selection criteria outlined below.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated practical application of WHS principles and relevant legislation nationally, with a demonstrated understanding of enterprise implications preferably within the Not-for-Profit sector
  2. Experience in database management and provision of succinct strategic reporting and advice, based upon strong statistical analysis
  3. Experience in compliance activities and reporting as well as development and delivery of supporting material
  4. Demonstrated computer literacy, including strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point and strong relevant CMS / database experience
  5. Commitment to the provision of high-quality service delivery through high level interpersonal and communication skills


  • Qualifications and demonstrated equivalent experience in environmental and work health and safety or a similar discipline

In return, you will be offered a flexible and supportive work environment as well as a number of attractive staff benefits. This role does involve occasional travel interstate and within the region so ability to undertake travel and access to and willingness to use own car (reimbursement provided) is essential. You will be making a difference in the lives of people living with dementia, their families and friends.

The position description can be found on our website https://www.dementia.org.au/careers.

For specific role enquiries, please contact Recruitment at Recruitment@dementia.org.au, using the subject line: National Work Health and Safety Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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