First listed on: 15 November 2022


Work Health and Safety Consultant (Health Mgr Lvl 2)

Employment Type: 
Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week - multiple roles available
Location: SWSLHD District Wide
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 2 
Remuneration: $102,640 - $121,739 per annum
Requisition ID: REQ347001
Application Close Date: 27/11/2022

About You

  • Do you have extensive Work Health and Safety Experience?
  • Are you adept in providing support to managers in implementing WHS strategies?
  • Do you enjoy an interactive and customer focused approach to WHS?

In this role you will draw on your experiences in a large, diverse organisation to drive a strategic, systematic, integrated approach to health, safety and wellbeing management. You will be self-motivated and have excellent communication skills with the ability to deal with a variety of stakeholders. Your knowledge of WHS legislation and practises will be used to develop WHS Policies and Procedures and implement this throughout the District. You will be supportive of your team and work with them to ensure the complex workload is managed in a timely and efficient manner. You will be highly organised and be willing to participate in external networks and education sessions to increase your own knowledge and add value to the business.

The Perks
Allocated Day Off: One ADO per month for Full Time Employees.
Health & Fitness: Discounted Gym Membership/Corporate Wellbeing Programs, including Fitness Passport.
Learning and Development: Opportunities including in-house RTO and My Health Learning and the Center for Education & Workforce Development. Professional growth, acting and accelerated career progression opportunities.

What you'll be doing 
The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Consultant is responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to the development, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WHS across the LHD.  Responsibilities include consultation with relevant stakeholders, the provision of advice and assistance to facilities and services of SWSLHD on matters and issues relating to WHS, enabling compliance with WHS legislation, Ministry of Health and local policies and procedures are met and the prevention of workplace incidents and injuries.
South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is committed to a strategic, systematic, integrated approach to WHS and wellbeing management, and the promotion of a healthy workforce in the context of a patient care environment. The objective of the WHS Consultant is to contribute to and enable, a planned and coordinated approach to health and safety risks in the workplace.

Where you'll be working
At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in WHS and / or equivalent professional experience in WHS or risk management in the Healthcare sector.
  2. Outline your experience with SafeWork NSW or equivalent regulator, with compliance and interactions.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of WHS risk management of physical and psychosocial hazards in the workplace and the development and implementation of hazard and injury prevention programs and initiatives.
  4. Demonstrated experience in facilitating WHS change and contributing to the development, implementation and review of WHS training programs.
  5. Demonstrated experience in the use of incident and claims data systems to develop proposed WHS risk reduction strategies, initiatives and programs.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact David Heslop on 0460 024 691 or via email on

Interview Date Range: 30/11/2022 - 07/12/2022 

Additional Information

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on  

Workplace Giving Program
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.

Salary Packaging
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.

Transforming Your Experience
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

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