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Workplace Health & Safety Manager


Job Description:

  • Are you an experienced workplace health and safety advisor looking for a new adventure?
  • Work autonomously to ensure safe work practices within a passionate local council!
  • Attractive base salary circa $76,698 - $89,254 plus super, accommodation, and relocation assistance!

About the Organisation

The Victoria Daly Regional Council was formed as part of the Local Government reforms in the Northern Territory. Council Service Centres are located in Kalkaringi, Yarralin, Timber Creek, Pine Creek and Nauiyu.

With a vision to become a recognised leader within Australia's Local Government, Council's aim is to work towards developing a broad range of strategies that will help shape its vision for the region through excellent service delivery and community engagement; assisting to build one of the most sustainable, vibrant and diverse regions in Australia. The Council strives to form partnerships that ensure strategic goals are met.

About the Opportunity

Victoria Daly Regional Council is now looking for a full-time Workplace Health & Safety Manager to join their team in Katherine, NT.

This exciting hands-on role is responsible for ensuring safe workplace practices across all areas of the organisation. This includes responsibility for drug and alcohol testing, annual stocktaking, and establishment and maintenance of approved management safety systems to ensure the council's compliance and integrity is maintained. 

This is a varied role across a number of different areas of the local council. No two days will be the same, and there will always be new challenges and opportunities. This role will see you travelling around parts of rural NT that many never get the chance to experience, liaising with council staff and contractors to ensure council compliance with Northern Territory Work Health Legislation.

Core duties:

  • Develop, implement, and manage the Health & Safety processes and procedures in all Council's workplaces;
  • Liaise with all council staff to ensure WHS is maintained by all staff, and that managers are aware of their responsibilities;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with council staff to appropriately influence change in work practices; 
  • Undertake Council's drug and alcohol testing;
  • Report any problems or difficulties encountered in relation to staff, contractor performance, maintenance, or management, so that remedial action can be taken at a higher level;
  • Audit safety management plants submitted to the council to ensure compliance;
  • Undertake annual stock takes, ensuring asset registers are up-to-date and updated; and
  • Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to the Council Code of Conduct, policies, procedures, and Work Health & Safety regulations and ensure that all resources are effectively deployed.

To view the full position description, please click here

About You

To be successful in this role you will need a relevant tertiary qualification in Occupational Health and Safety, as well as a high level of experience working in this field. This role is extremely varied and covers a number of functions such as civil construction, aged care, and sport and recreation. As such, experience in all the different business areas that this role will see you working across is not necessary, as extensive training and support will be provided to help you succeed.

The ability to identify, assess, and deliver viable solutions in a professional and fast manner will be critical in this role, as is the ability to work with Council management, staff and contractors to achieve positive outcomes. 

Sound knowledge of the principles and preparation of workplace health and safety compliant practices will help you hit the ground running in your new role. You will also need to be computer literate, and familiar with the Microsoft suite. Experience with any relevant software programs will also be beneficial. 

Additionally, it is important that you are a dynamic and forward-thinking leader, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. You will be managing the health and safety of several locations across rural areas, so the ability to clearly communicate is essential. 

Please Note: A current Driver's Licence, current White Card, first-aid certificate, and a criminal history check will be required prior to commencing in this role.

About the Benefits

By taking on this pivotal role, you will be joining an organisation that truly values its employees, and actively encourages training and further study.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary package circa $76,698 - $89,254 plus super, remote area assistance and relocation assistance of up to $5,000 to support you in moving to this beautiful part of the country!

You will also be provided with a mobile phone and a vehicle for work purposes. 

Victoria Daly Regional Council offers a family-friendly workplace, with fantastic working conditions and benefits, plus you will enjoy fantastic job security within the Council sector. 

If you are an experienced WHS professional looking to join a friendly and welcoming regional council, don't wait - Apply Now!

About Katherine

Where the outback meets the rainforest, Katherine is the Crossroads of Australia’s North. A region full of misty waterfalls, untouched gorges and some of the best fishing in the world, the Northern Territory’s third-largest town, on the banks of the Katherine River, lies just south of the world-renowned Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park).

Katherine is a thriving modern regional centre and services the areas of Pine Creek, Mataranka, Borooloola, Daly River and Timber Creek. The town itself provides ample opportunity for locals and tourists alike to experience sports, leisure and entertainment, with the population swelling during the dry season. Experience events like the Walking with Spirits Festival and the prestigious Katherine Show, or unwind and take a dip in the Katherine Hot Springs. With plenty of facilities, including a modern shopping complex and boutique stores, a hospital and schools, several sportsgrounds, as well as numerous parks and gardens and excellent fishing spots, there's plenty here to provide a comfortable living experience for all. 


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Full time


Katherine, NT, Australia


Workplace Health & Safety Manager






$76,698 - $89,254 per year