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Work Health Safety Manager

Full-time permanent role

Darwin, Australia

Reference: 5781622

Make your mark as our WHS Manager

Have significant impact in transforming how City of Darwin's Work Health and Safety function is delivered across the organisation and play a vital part in how we move forward.

What's on offer?

  • An inclusive team environment in a diverse organisation
  • A competitive remuneration package with excellent benefits
  • Great work life balance that allows you to enjoy what Darwin and the Top End have to offer

About the opportunity

In this role as the WHS Manager, you will partner with our Leadership team to lead and champion a positive safety culture throughout the organisation and provide guidance as to what forms WHS best practice.

Your primary objective will be to oversee, develop, monitor, and enhance City of Darwin's Work Health and Safety Management system to achieve a proactive safety culture within the organisation as well as manage the organisation's key risks to ensure compliance with WHS obligations.

Working within a collaborative environment, you will gain the buy-in from multiple stakeholders to deliver positive change. Your outstanding communication skills will be paramount as you influence, engage, coach and mentor. As an inspiring and results-focused individual, you will motivate your team and share your experience. Naturally, you have a comprehensive understanding of WHS and are keen to build capability in others.

What's needed?

  • A Diploma of Work Health and Safety
  • ICAM Lead Investigator or equivalent qualification
  • At least 5 years' experience in a WHS leadership role

Why City of Darwin

City of Darwin - City for People. City of Colour. We are a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community. We are not your usual council; we are innovative, upbeat, resourceful, and determined.

We're passionate about building and sustaining a high-performance culture that motivates our people to deliver exceptional results. Your hard work will be rewarded with a wide range of benefits and flexible work practices, with competitive remuneration and generous leave entitlements.

And most of all, you'll know that you're helping members of your community with services that will greatly enhance their quality of life when it has never been more valuable.

Make a difference. Apply now.


Applications Close: 28 Jan 2022


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