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WHS Project Officer

Temporary Contract to 30 June 2021

Coffs Harbour, Australia

Reference: 5248745

About the Role

Coffs Harbour City Council has a strong focus on continuous improvement, led by our people with fresh ideas across the organisation. In line with this, we are currently reviewing our corporate Safety Management System. The WHS Project Officer will be support the project by having responsibility for developing and implementing procedural documentation. This is a fixed term position, initially to 30 June 2021,

About you

If you are driven by conquering challenges and want to work with a dynamic and upbeat team, this role is for you. Every day will present new challenges and you will join a like-minded, ambitious team offering support and energy.

The ideal candidate will have sound knowledge and understanding of WHS legislation, including WHS Regulations, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to plan and prioritise your workload with strong attention to detail.

Solid experience in developing system documents, as well as experience in contemporary Work Health and Safety practices, along with very strong computer literacy is essential.

About Coffs Harbour City Council

Committed to the pursuit of excellence, Council strives to deliver excellent services that are desired and valued by our community, now and into the future. We stand by the values of delivering excellence in our services through innovation, recognising that our customers are at the heart of what we do. We support our people to provide them the scope to deliver outcomes, working together to seek solutions both internally and externally while being transparent and responsible in all that we do.

What we offer

  • This is a full time temporary contract role initially up to 30 June 2021
  • Whilst this is a 35-hour week role, we encourage flexible working hours so that you can shape your work life balance
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the Organisation's safety culture and practices


Starting salary of $76k + superannuation. All other conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Coffs Harbour City Council Enterprise Agreement 2017 and the NSW Local Government (State) Award 2020.

More details

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  • Boost your application by attaching a cover letter expanding on your suitability for this role.
  • Please note applications must be submitted via Council's Careers page by 9pm AEDT on the closing date.

Enquiries: Naomi Symonds, Team Leader Work Health Safety: or Tel (02) 6648 4264.

Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages and background

Applications Close: 01 Nov 2020