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Employer:  Town of Port Hedland
Job Type:  Full Time
Port Hedland WA 6721, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $97,614.40 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

Workplace Health & Safety Advisor

$97,614.40 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

  • Take the next step in your WHS career
  • Exciting, hands-on role for an experienced health & safety professional
  • Build on the breadth and depth of your WHS knowledge and experience
  • Work where your input is truly valued
  • Career opportunity without the stress and commute of the city

Are you an experienced workplace health & professional seeking a new challenge?

An opportunity exists for a dynamic and action focused individual to join our Health & Safety team.

This position will report directly to the Manager Human Resources, and will be responsible for providing WHS advice across the organisation. The preferred candidate will play an active role promoting safety awareness and fostering a culture of proactive injury and hazard prevention for all employees, contractors and the public through compliance with the relevant Workplace Health and Safety Acts and Regulations.

The position will be based in Port Hedland, a town of rich heritage, spectacular landscapes, friendliness, a diverse and embracing community and relaxed lifestyle. As the largest bulk export port in the world, the town is home to global resource leaders and is signi´Čücant to the national interest.

About you

Our ideal candidate is an effective communicator who can liaise with all levels of the business as well as external organisations. We require a self-motivated, diligent individual who prides themselves on their strong attention to detail. The preferred candidate will have previous experience in a similar role with proven coaching and mentoring skills as well as qualifications in Work, Health & Safety or equivalent previous experience in a similar role,

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Current C Class manual drivers licence
  • Driver’s Licence
  • National Police Clearance
  • Tertiary qualification in Work, Health & Safety and or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience in a similar role
  • Workplace First Aid certificate

What the Town of Port Hedland Offers

In addition to the salary, our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program includes discounted gym membership and pool membership
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721  

Your application should include a comprehensive letter detailing how your experience meets the essential and desirable experience listed on the Position Description and how your experience will enable you to execute the accountabilities as listed. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

For more information on the Town or to obtain a copy of the position description please visit Town of Port Hedland website. Should further information be required please contact Lyne Mear, Manager Human Resources on 08 9158 9348.

Applications close 4:00pm, Tuesday 25 September 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities

Attachments : - 100918 WHS Advisor.pdf

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