First listed on: 15 February 2020

Senior Risk Analyst, Grade 9/10

Senior Risk Analyst, Grade 9/10, Wollongong, NSW SES 14/20 
  • Exciting opportunity to work in an emergency service agency
  • Full time, ongoing role based in Wollongong
  • Contribute to the provision of a proactive risk management culture  
About the Opportunity

The Senior Risk Analyst is responsible for supporting the Senior Manager Work Health & Safety in the development and implementation of safety risk frameworks, policies and processes to drive a proactive and consistent risk management culture across the organisation. 

The role is also responsible for managing the delivery of WHS risk indicators including the execution of thematic analysis to review risk and incident data to assess control effectiveness across the organisation.

About the NSW SES

The NSW SES serves the community of NSW as the lead agency for floods, storms and tsunami as specified by the State Emergency Act 1989 and is recognised as the more versatile and widely used emergency service organisation in NSW. The NSW SES volunteers are highly-skilled, experienced and well-trained in the wide variety of roles they perform. Each Unit is as unique and varied as the community they serve due to the vast mix of risks faced and roles required in the diverse locations and communities across the state.

In addition to flood, storm and tsunami, NSW SES provide specialist capabilities including general land rescue, vertical rescue, road crash rescue, and alpine and remote area search and rescue. The NSW SES frequently assists other emergency services in a variety of roles, such as supporting NSW Police in searches for evidence and missing persons and the Ambulance Service of NSW as Community First Responders in rural locations.

About you

 To be successful in this role you will:

  • have a commitment to the continual improvement of WHS systems, policies and processes
  • have a strong understanding of WHS safety risk frameworks
  • have experience in the thematic analysis of risk and incident data

How to apply

Your application should include:

  1. A cover letter (maximum two pages) briefly responding to the essential requirements and your interest in the role;
  2. Responses to each of the targeted questions (maximum one page per answer); and 
  3. An up-to-date resume of no more than four pages detailing your skills and experience relevant to the role.
Targeted questions

1. Please outline your experience in driving ownership of WHS risk management compliance and control obligations with stakeholders to support risk management. How did you successfully engage with the stakeholders ensuring they understood and followed WHS practices?

2. Please outline your experience in conducting thematic analysis to review risk and incident data to identify safety risks across the organisation. In your answer, please outline how you conducted the analysis, reported your findings to your manager, and the outcome.

Find out more

To view the role description, click here

Applicants wanting more information are encouraged to contact Thomas Alexander, Acting Senior Manager WHS on 0408 861 765.

A Recruitment Pool may be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if and as they arise.

Applications close: Monday 24 February 2020


The NSW State Emergency Service is a proud employer of a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and flexible workplace. People with disability are supported to access adjustments in recruitment processes and in the workplace, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job. As supporters of flexible working, we welcome discussions about how our roles can be undertaken flexibly. 

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.


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