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WHS Systems Consultant

Job Description 

SafetyWorks Group is looking for an experienced change agent in the Workplace, Health & Safety (WHS) field, to be based in Sydney or Newcastle.

If you excel in initiating, developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and key stakeholders and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in WHS and a relevant tertiary qualification take a look below at our exciting new role!

About us 

Established for over 20 years, SafetyWorks is a nationally operating organisation with a holistic approach to developing leaders, engaging people & managing risk for excellence in health, safety and wellbeing performance.

We are a tight knit team who treat each other like family. We love our regular team days and daily coffee catch ups in the office kitchen (mandatory attendance if you’re in the office!) When we are all busy out of the office being awesome with clients, we keep in touch through our group chats. We really care about our work mates, and we genuinely have a unique culture.

We partner with organisations to understand their problem and context, explore solutions with them, implement with quality, measure impact and strengthen their organisation through change over time. Our holistic approach using behavioural technologies in combination with measurable WHS systems identifies the changes required to grow safe habits at all levels of an organisation.

Position Requirements:

Experience: At least 5 years in a similar role with comparable goals and responsibilities.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in WHS or a similar field, essential.

Skills: You must have a sound working knowledge of WHS legislation.

You must be an excellent writer, someone who understands how to frame a message in a clear, concise, and compelling way with a commitment to our company brand.

Characteristics: This is an autonomous position, so you should be self-sufficient and self-motivated. As a consulting role, a commitment to flexibility and assisting the business to grow is required. We are looking for someone with the flexibility to adapt to various tasks and take on new challenges.

Position Responsibilities:

As a WHS Systems Consultant, you’ll manage projects from the initial proposal stage when we’re curious about a client’s specific needs,  to developing an authentic solution that will be sustainable and “stick” for that client,  all the way through to completing the project and seeking client feedback, experimenting, learning, and adjusting as you go. Along your journey to meeting our client’s needs, you’ll demonstrate the ability to:

Listen, Interpret & Challenge:Working with large organisations, with multidisciplinary teams, at a range of levels. You will have highly developed consultation & listening skills.

Steer & Adapt: Interpret and analyse clients’ needs and develop ideal solutions to meet and exceed client expectations.

Innovate & Collaborate:Think laterally to identify clients’ needs that may be met by other resources and skills in the business or by our alliance partners.

Educate:Facilitating groups and workshops of various sizes and communicating clearly through written reports and presentations. You will have a sound working knowledge of WHS legislation across Australia and of WHSMS design and implementation.

Social & Tech:You are a social media butterfly (or are willing to work on it) with the capability to be a brand ambassador and contribute to our content marketing strategy as a thought leader. Your “can do” attitude towards technology, will allow you to problem solve and use the latest programs to your advantage.

Roam:This role will have you regularly working across Australia with a focus on the east coast.

Extra skills we’d love to hear about:

Have you?

  • Delivered leadership and behaviour change strategies
  • Undertaken culture maturity analysis and safety climate assessments
  • Carried out WHSMS Audits to a range of auditing criteria
  • Coached individuals and groups towards achieving WHSMS topics
  • Managed projects
  • Leveraged projects into concise quantifiable case studies
  • Worked as part of a consultancy group

When submitting your letter of application, please specifically address each of the position requirement criteria above including your relevant qualifications, skills and experience.

If you would like to really impress us, consider responding to the questions below in a couple of paragraphs each!

  1. What is your take on the recently launched international standard ISO45001, what impact do you think it will have on the Australian safety landscape?
  2. Tell us about your understanding of safety leadership, why do you think it is critical?
  3. Why are you passionate about health, safety and wellbeing, what’s your safety story?
  4. What do you think are the most critical aspects of a Safety Management System?
  5. What are your top 3 relationship skills?
  6. What do our company values mean to you?

To apply, please send your application to