First listed on: 08 January 2018

Senior WHS Officer

Senior Work, Health and Safety Advisor
  • Australia’s award winning zoo
  • Ongoing, Full Time (38 hours per week)
  • Taronga Conservation Society Australia Salaried Employees Award (Clerk Grade 4/5 - $81,162.80 package)
  • Located at Taronga Zoo Sydney
For an immediate start, Taronga is seeking a driven and motivated Senior Work Health and Safety Advisor who has formal qualifications and strong experience in safety within a large, complex environment. Working directly with animal keepers, veterinary staff, project managers and tradespeople, this is an exciting and unique opportunity for a safety professional looking for a new challenge in their career.
About the role…
Responsibilities of the Senior WHS Advisor will include:
  • Engage and influence stakeholders at operational and management level
  • Assist in the implementation of the new incident reporting software
  • Identify and assess risk and advise effective measures to control
  • Trend analysis of lead and lag indicators of the assigned division
  • Review and develop procedures, risk assessments, SWMS and SOP
  • Undertake injury/incident investigations to find root cause and ensure corrective actions are closed out in a timely manner
  • Develop initiatives to improve health and safety within your assigned division
  • Audit the safety management system and identify gaps for continuous improvement
  • Safety in design for all new construction projects
  • Working exclusively with the Wildlife Conservation and Science division and the Property, Infrastructure and Operations division
This position reports directly into the Manager, Work Health and Safety and forms part of the wider People, Culture and Learning Division.
About you…
  • WHS tertiary qualifications with 3 years proven and recent WHS operational experience within a high risk environment
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Current First Aid qualifications
  • You will be resilient and have the ability to clearly articulate, write and present ideas
  • Be passionate about improving WHS culture to ensure a safe workplace

About us…

Taronga Zoo officially opened in October 1916, we believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is a world leader working in partnership with wildlife conservation organisations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga. For the Wild!

Our employees enjoy generous employment conditions including:

  • Complimentary family and friends passes
  • A wide range of discounts on our award winning accommodation
  • Discounted food and beverage purchases across the site
  • Reduced rates for other services including animal encounters 

About applying…

Applications must be completed via using the reference number 00005U98 or searching the word Taronga. For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Valerie Moushigian on or phone (02) 9932 4391.
Please ensure that you attach a current version of your resume and address the two target questions in a cover letter no more than two pages. You are also required to complete the two target questions and provide supporting evidence as part of your application.
To review a copy of the role description, please visit the careers page of the Taronga website  
Applications close: 11:45 pm, Sunday 21st January 2018

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