First listed on: 07 March 2023

 Workplace Health and Safety Officer


Location: Cairns servicing Cape York communities
Status: Full Time permanent
Salary: $91,846 - $101,687

This position is specified and applicants must provide contact details or a written reference from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person willing to support their application. 

About Us
Apunipima Cape York Health Council is a community controlled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service. We provide culturally appropriate, family centred, comprehensive primary health care services to the communities and people of Cape York.

About the Opportunity
The Workplace Health and Safety Officer is responsible for is to providing expert workplace health and safety (WHS) advice and services to the Apunipima workforce.

It is a condition of employment for this position that the employee be vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with organisational policy requirements.

About You
To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Workplace Health and Safety or related discipline
  • Well-developed understanding of WHS legislation and standards
  • Ability to identify hazards and develop, implement and monitor strategies to control risks in the workplace
  • Understanding of the historical and contemporary issues that impact on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their communities, particularly in Cape York
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in accordance with community protocols and customs

Why Apunipima?
Apunipima is a great place to work, with opportunities to grow and develop and an environment of respect. As Workplace Health and Safety Officer, you will enjoy an attractive remuneration package, 5 weeks annual leave, annual leave loading, generous salary packaging options, travel allowance, flexible work practices, staff parking and more.

How to Apply
Don't miss the opportunity to join Apunipima. If you're interested in this role, visit our website to view the Position Description and to submit your application, including your resume, referee details and answers to the screening questions. Applications close Sunday, 19 March 2023. 

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, or if you have any questions, please contact Human Resources on 07 4037 7269 or

Vacancy Reference Number: 7135
Apunipima Cape York Health Council is an equal opportunity employer 

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