Work Health & Safety Consultant


6 Month Fixed Term Contract  with potential to extend - Sydney or ACT based (Remote Work)


About The ALS

The ALS aims to provide culturally appropriate information and referral, legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children in NSW and ACT.

The ALS is committed to achieving justice for Aboriginal people and the Aboriginal community. The ALS remains committed to being community focussed; being fearless in our advocacy; accountable and ethical and aiming to make a difference to create better futures; while also acknowledging and respecting Aboriginal traditional values and cultural practices.

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Limited (ALS) is a public company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.


About the role

Primary responsibility is to undertake a review and provide subsequent improvements to the ALS Work Health and Safety Framework, including but not limited to associated policies and procedures, risk and reporting matrixes, to create a high quality and sustainable WHS framework.   Based in the ACT, you will need to be able to work autonomously, seeking the advice and support of the Senior HR Manager on a regular basis.  The position is guided in it's decision making by relevant legislation, professional obligations, ALS policies, practices and guidelines.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Safety Management Plan

  • Develop a safety management plan for ALS, including identification of high-risk work related activities.
  • Coordinate, and assist with the management and implementation of the safety management plan in the ACT and other assist with other ALS locations.


  • Develop a framework to ensure the WHS Management System complies with standards and legislations.
  • Ensure compliance with all ACT and NSW workers compensation legislation including the correct completion of claim documentation and reporting of all incidents.
  • Develop a WHS policy and procedure to ensure ALS’s WHS committee is operating in line with legislation.
  • Working with the Senior HR Manager, develop and implement a WHS risk management framework/processes and Disaster Management Plan.
  • Perform property and asset assessments to ensure WHS and other identified risks throughout the organisation are consulted and mitigated.
  • Undertake a review of current WHS risks and determine an outcome based on legislative requirements, whilst considering cost and operational impacts.


  • Build and implement WHS internal audit schedules and associated processes to ensure ongoing monitoring and following up recommendations from previous internal audits and report on audit outcomes to management.
  • Coordinate WHS activities across the ACT and assist with the development for other ALS internal and external sites, and, contribute to the development and implementation of plans regarding key health and safety strategies.

Injury Management

  • Develop and implement ALS’s return to work program, process, policy and templates.
  • Provide recommended acceptable workplace injuries level in the context of the size of and the work the ALS does.

Workplace Investigations

  • Develop and implement ALS’s Workplace investigations, processes, policy and templates.

Essential Criteria

To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate:

  • Appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people 
  • A proven track record in all aspects of Work Health and Safety, ideally including proven experience in building and implementing frameworks, policies and procedures.
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.
  • Mandatory Return to Work Coordination Certificate.
  • Ability to consult with and educate internal stakeholders to embed change.
  • Demonstrated intermediate computer skills including Office 365 and various other software applications.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant WHS legislation, practices and standards relevant to the role.
  • Advanced communication skills including well developed influencing, negotiation and report-writing capability.
  • Ability to meet to prioritise and meet competing deadlines, work autonomously and manage workload.
  • Ability to develop and report on accurate WHS issues in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated experience in completing internal audits.
  • Current valid driver’s license.
  • The right to Work in Australia
  • Appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people 



To download a copy of the Application Package please click here

Please submit your application to Angela Robinson, Senior HR Manager [email protected].

Only candidates with completed application packages will be considered.

Applications for this position close 25 October 2021.

Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply.


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