ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy.
The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) & Facilities Officer is responsible for the implementation and ongoing oversight of WHS and facilities policies, processes and systems throughout the School to ensure the safety of all staff, students and visitors. The WHS & Facilities Officer will be responsible for ensuring that compliance is met with relevant legislation and policy, including those imposed by external bodies and partner organisations. The appointee will be located in the ANU Medical School and will work closely with the University Work Environment Group (WEG). They will be familiar with all School activities and provide interpretation of policy and direction in maintaining a safe work environment, in laboratory and fieldwork settings, and teaching, research, administration and public spaces managed by the School. Role Statement: Under general supervision and direction of the Operations Manager, the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Officer will: Establish WHS processes and systems in accordance with the ANU WHS, and assist all areas of the School in implementing WHS. In consultation with the School WHS Committee and University WEG ensure compliance with and interpretation of WHS policy and legislation as they apply to all school activities, including activities in ACT Health and rural NSW locations. Oversee the implementation and use of business systems related to WHS and facilities management, including systems support, risk assessment, inventory systems, audits, stocktake and electronic testing. Conduct and participate in audits/investigations, produce reports and pursue the implementation of action items. Be an active participant of the School’s WHS Committee and Infrastructure Committee and represent the School on committees and working parties as required. Ensure adequate coverage of First Aid Officers, Emergency Wardens and Health and Safety Representatives, ensuring their qualifications are maintained and communication mediums are kept up to date. Coordinate and conduct inductions and training for staff, students and visitors to the School; including building access and training registers. Position Description Establish and maintain website content and communication mediums relating to WHS and facilities for staff, students and visitors. Provide administrative support and financial monitoring in relation to WHS and facilities compliance and operations. Provide high level facilities, equipment and asset management advise, support and service, establish processes and registers, maintenance and service contracts, and actively contribute to projects and improvement initiatives. Ensure effective liaison, including coordination of joint initiatives (where applicable), with WEG and F&S, and School sites and College. Support a service improvement culture, working collaboratively to consult and gather information, identify solutions and undertake tasks to achieve identified objectives. Contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the School through building strong professional networks, engaging in team and functional meetings and training, and professional development. Adopt sustainable practices in all work activities and comply with associated legislation and related environment management practices developed by the University and School. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, in particular, those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. Perform other duties as required, consistent with the classification level of the position, in line with the principles of multi-skilling.
SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Recognised tertiary qualifications in a field of occupational health and safety or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training. Experience in a health-related tertiary teaching or laboratory environment is desirable. 2. Demonstrated knowledge of WHS practices and the ability to interpret and apply policies and processes across broad workplace activities. 3. Well-developed written and oral communication and interpersonal skills together with demonstrated ability to implement and train staff on relevant WHS procedures. 4. Demonstrated professional interest in the broader WHS community and willingness to participate in committees and working groups across the University and to attend further training. 5. Proven organisational skills and ability to prioritise own workload and to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, meeting demanding deadlines and delivering high quality outcomes. 6. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven ability to use initiative, investigate issues, collect and analyse data and to make recommendations on solutions. 7. Demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to the application of these policies in a University context. ANU Officer Levels 6 and 7 are broadbanded in this stream. It is expected that at the higher levels within the broadband occupants, through experience, will have developed skills and expertise enabling them to more independently perform the full range of duties at a higher level, and that more time will be spent on the more complex functions of the position
Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 p.a. plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, Fixed Term (14 months)
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria. - A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. - Other documents, if required. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. For more information contact Tim Borough on (02) 6125 0631, E: [email protected] Applications close: 15 May 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time