First listed on: 16 July 2017
New South Wales Police Force

Work, Health and Safety Officer - Workforce Safety, Surry Hills

The Work, Health and Safety (WHS) Officer supports Human Resources service delivery by providing advice, assistance and support to commands/business units, WHS Coordinators and workers on WHS issues, legislation and best practice.
Key accountabilities 
  • Conduct auditing of NSW Police Force safety management systems and prepare documentation on findings and identified areas of risk or non compliance.
  • Provide consultation services on WHS issues to internal and external stakeholders including Officers as defined by WHS legislation. 
  • Provide advice and support to commands in the implementation of safe work practices which comply with the key principles of organisational safety management systems and promote risk management strategies. 
  • Undertake WHS risk based activities such as risk assessments and risk profiling for commands and business units. 
  • Contribute to the development of organisational WHS projects, policies and procedures. 
  • Create and maintain records management systems and general reports utilising electronic systems. 
  • Conduct WHS training for staff across NSW Police Force. 
  • Conduct and provide assistance on WHS incident investigations, including technical advice on the electronic incident reporting process. 
Key challenges 
  • Working cooperatively with stakeholders to build and maintain solid and productive working relationships and partnerships to deliver best practice in WHS. 
  • Providing effective customer service while managing competing work priorities including complex issues and urgent timeframes. 
  • Maintaining knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, policies, procedures and best practice.

This is a re-advertised role – previous applicants need not apply 

  • Clerk Grade 5/6
  • Permanent Full-Time
  • Surry Hills 


Applicants must hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months or NSW Police Force Bronze Certification.

To be eligible to apply for this permanent position, you must meet one of the following status:

  • an Australian Citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident or citizen of New Zealand

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

When preparing your application:

  • Your application must stand on its own merits.
  • If you do not demonstrate how you meet the Target Questions for this role, you will not proceed through to the Selection Process.
  • The completeness and relevance of your application will determine if you are called for an interview.
For your application to be considered, you must:
  • Give written responses addressing each of the Target Questions in the text boxes provide in the online Application.
  • Attach an up-to-date Resume/CV to your application.
Please do not attach copies of Qualifications, Certificates or documentation (other than a Resume/CV) - you can bring these if called for interview.

The successful applicant will also be subject to a rigorous National Police Check (criminal history) prior to commencement and will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force at the level appropriate to the position held and/or information/data accessed. For further information click here

Applications can only be submitted electronically online via the I Work for NSW website.

To download information that may assist with applying for this position click here

To view or download the Role Description click here

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