Work, Health and Safety Coordinator - Faculty of EAIT

University of Queensland
June 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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  • Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

  • HEW Level 7

  • Full-time, Permanent position

  • Based at St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times and purchased leave.

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    The Work, Health and Safety Coordinator provides strategic, high-level support to the Health, Safety, Wellness and Facilities Manager, Faculty of EAIT (Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology).

    This position also has responsibilities for Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management of a portfolio of WHS risks and business areas. There is a strong focus on workplace health, safety and wellness, and will work closely with School and Centre Managers, Workplace Health and Safety Coordinators (WHSCs) and Lab and Workshop Managers to provide guidance and support in developing consistent work practices.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW)

  • In conjunction with the HSW and Facilities Manager, lead and implement innovative projects that create operational efficiencies and improve workplace health, safety and wellness.

  • Advise and support relevant Faculty stakeholders on responsibilities and best practice under the Workplace Health and Safety Act including the development of Workplace Health and Safety Management Plans.

  • Assist in WHS report writing, data analysis and where required, corrective action.

  • Be responsible for hazard identification and propose/implement appropriate risk control measures and risk management strategies.

  • Advise on risk assessment requirements (including content and administration) for laboratories and research projects in accordance with current UQ policy and/or legislative requirements.

  • Attend and participate in the Faculty OH&S Committee and School and Centre OH&S/Health, Safety and Wellness committees as required.

  • Comply with requirements of Queensland Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation and related WHS responsibilities and procedures developed by the University or Schools.

  • Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator

  • Coordinate HSW projects and priorities across the Faculty to ensure consistency in service delivery and a strong adherence UQ Policies and Procedures.

  • Undertake the role of Workplace Health & Safety Coordinator (WHSC) for the Faculty office. The duties WHSCs provide include, but are not limited to, workplace inspections, training, supporting the implementation of HSW management plans, assisting in the development of risk assessments and reviewing workplace hazards and incidents.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to a team of First Aid Officers in the Faculty of EAIT, including ensuring training is up-to-date, policies and procures are adhered to and a schedule of maintenance in put in place for updating first aid kits across the Faculty, Schools, Centres and labs.

  • Lead investigations into high impact or serious work injuries, illness, incident and dangerous events, as well as near misses and risks, identifying any corrective action and reporting any additional resources or assistance required to undertake this corrective action.

  • Coordinate workplace inspections and audits, including those organised by UQ's Health Safety and Wellness Division, to identify hazards and unsafe workplace conditions and work practices and monitor completion of action plans in consultation with the WHSCs.

  • Facilities

  • This position is part of a team that manages and coordinates activities for both HSW and Facilities. When required, provide support and assistance to the Facilities Coordinator and Facilities Team.
  • This is a full-time (100%), permanent position at a Hew level 7.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $96,649.64 - $105,244.58, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $113,080.08 - $123,136.16 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You
  • A related bachelor's degree with at least 4 years' relevant experience; or extensive relevant experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Formal qualification in health and safety or related discipline.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness, including risk assessment principles, and how they apply to a broad range of university environments and situations, and of the relevant regulatory bodies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of a range of hazards and risks present in a university environment, relating to hazardous chemicals, plant/equipment, hazardous manual handling, occupational hygiene and psychosocial.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills to enable effective communication with a wide range of individuals and agencies and in particular to promote Workplace Health and Safety culture and training.

  • High level computer proficiency including competency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, internet software. Experience in the University's in- house systems, or the capacity to acquire knowledge of their use.

  • Demonstrated capacity to interpret and apply current legislation to relevant work situations and ability to engage and lead teams to develop policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to use judgment, act independently and take initiative within the framework and guidelines established within the Faculty and relevant schools and centres.

  • Demonstrated ability to empathise and lead in acute situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and constructively with staff from within the Faculty and from elsewhere in the University and the external environment.

  • Current First Aid training, or the ability and willingness to undertake training, would be well-regarded.

  • Extensive experience working in a University or other large organisation, and current high-level familiarity with the University's Workplace Health and Safety policies, is desirable.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mr Ryan Anderson via [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close on Sunday, 23 June 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-39672).

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