Health and Safety Business Partner

City of Moreton Bay

City of Moreton Bay is Australia's third largest local government spanning rural townships and urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts. Council employs a workforce dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of residents, providing more than 100 services to the community across road and transport infrastructure, parks, sport, rubbish collection and community and cultural facilities. Together, we make a significant contribution to local lifestyle, community and economy.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Brisbane, Australia ⚠️

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $112,372 pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 7 of EBA5
  • 9 day fortnight
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • Hybrid, flexible working environment, including some work from home days.
  • Location: Narangba / Strathpine / Petrie / Caboolture

About our opportunity

We are seeking a passionate WHS professional, ideally experienced in the construction industry !

You will partner closely with our Project and Asset Services team, and will lead the implementation of the Wellbeing and Safety plan for council and operationalise the implementation of Council’s safety management system with your key construction and maintenance stakeholder groups.

As the WHS subject matter expert you will provide internal and client focused technical advice, building capability and the management of WHS risks and compliance associated with project work. You'll also:

  • Drive safety improvements by implementing, monitoring, and reviewing plans and department Safety Risk Registers, and leading the implementation of targeted initiatives to reduce WHS risk.
  • Undertake site inspections and audits as required, targeting risk, control effectiveness and continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Lead investigations of incidents, and deliver on corrective actions that reduce risk through hierarchy of control.
  • Attend and support with subject matter expertise working groups, safety committee meetings, toolbox talks, and other health and safety related meetings as required and monitor and report on actions.
  • Role model behaviour that fosters a culture of psychological safety, trust, open communication and learning that drives a constructive culture.

About you

We are seeking a confident communicator, who builds relationships easily and is ready to build on their experience in a safety role, ideally with a construction focus.

You will have an in depth working knowledge of applicable WHS legislation, contractor management, and how this applies in to high risk construction work.

With strong skills in communication and the capacity to engage and influence internal stakeholders and external clients to meet desired WHS outcomes at all levels of the organisation, you will quickly embed yourself as a trusted source for advice.

You will bring comprehensive knowledge in managing health and safety matters and investigations, the ability to use empathy and discretion when required, and have a customer-centric approach to drive positive change.

We are focused on delivering on our corporate values of Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability - we are seeking people who resonate with these values.

Position Description

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Why join the City of Moreton Bay Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2,000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of nearing 500,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.
  • Flexibility depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

To obtain further details please contact our Careers team at [email protected].

For more information about City of Moreton Bay and to stay across what's happening in our region, follow us on LinkedIn.

City of Moreton

Delivering sustainable services to enhance the lifestyle of Moreton Bay residents.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 31 days of PTO, including leave loading and public holidays.

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work environment with some work-from-home days.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 16 departments:

  • engineering
  • support
  • education
  • business development
  • operations
  • arts and design
  • media and commmunication
  • legal
  • finance
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • WHS legislation knowledge
  • Safety risk management
  • Construction safety
  • Incident investigation
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Compliance management
  • Capability building
  • Customer-centric approach

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