*previous applicants need not apply

The primary purpose of the role is to provide efficient and effective delivery of Council’s Safety Management System, and support for Worker’s Compensation. Driving a positive safety culture within the organisation.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver and support Council’s Safety Management System, including auditing, programs, document control, incident management, investigations, compliance and reporting
  • Maintain systems and utilise technology, including providing training to end-users, reviewing, and streamlining existing processes and procedures to achieve efficiencies and effectively utilise these systems
  • Accurate and efficient data input and records management using a range of Council data capture devices and systems in accordance with relevant policies, procedures and legislation
  • Undertake thorough inspections of worksites, ensuring they meet the relevant safety requirements and any information provided to the team is of a high standard.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives and services provided by the role and team to ensure effective, efficient and safe delivery of objectives and maximise utilisation of resources
  • Champion a positive safety culture within the organisation to ensure a safe workplace for our people and the community by monitoring compliance with policies, procedures, legislation, specifications, projects plans, and any other documentation required

About You

We are looking for motivated individual with strong administration skills and a safety-first focus. You are -

  • Equipped with a sound knowledge of how WHS legislation is applied in the work place
  • Continuously look for ways improve our safety culture and systems to provide the best outcome for our staff and our community
  •  Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change and can work well within a small team and autonomously

We are seeking someone who has or is willing to obtain:

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety or equivalent and 3 years’ experience in a related environment
  • Construction Induction Certificate (White Card)
  • Class C Driver Licence
  • Return to Work Coordinator training

About the Role

Full time: 70-hour fortnight

Salary: Range from $72,602 to 83,491 pa + 11.5% super

Role Description: Click Here

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday, 21 July 2024

Contact: Josh Fuller, People Safety Coordinator - 0436 651 970

NOTE: As the activities of this position could involve exposure to Hepatitis A and B and Q Fever, the employee will be vaccinated against these hazards or required to provide proof of immunity against these diseases.

About Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley LGA is the base of the Northern Rivers region of NSW; Tweed Heads, Byron Shire, Lismore Shire and Ballina Shire. The area is around three hours from Brisbane, less than an hour to Byron Bay and 30 minutes to Lismore. Richmond Valley and our surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful and desired in the country. Why wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic when you can drive past the gorgeous beaches, through rolling hills and fully embrace the benefits of regional living. Your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farm lands. 

The region's community is welcoming and friendly, which is why it has become a popular location for sea and tree changers who have had enough of traffic jams, congestion and long work hours.

We are proud to have won multiple awards for our culture including: Outstanding Employer of the Year by NSW Northern Business Chamber, and Large Employer of the Year by Training NSW.

Richmond Valley has a generous Leave Management Policy including three weeks sick leave, compassionate leave, and volunteer leave to name a few. Our Health & Wellbeing Program includes Fitness Passports, free yoga each week, free meditation and a fun Health & Wellbeing day alongside many other initiatives.

We are a strong believer in developing those who want to learn more, master their field or enter a new one, our Learning & Development strategy supports professional growth that aligns to organisational need. Leadership is very important to Richmond Valley and we invest every year in our Leadership team with the aim of making all staff at Council empowered and engaged.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer and here for more information about the Regional Job Precincts.

Our Values

Integrity and Passion

The Way We Do Business

We lead by example. We take responsibility. We do what we say. We embrace change. We are community focused. We are in this together

To Apply


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Richmond Valley Council,New South Wales,Australia

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Job Posted:
5 days ago
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Job Type
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Richmond Valley Council,New South Wales,Australia