City of Hobart
Work Health and Safety Advisor (4590) x 2

Posted: 30 Apr
Closes: 28 May


Unit: People & Culture
Division: City Enablers
Town Hall 
Employment status:
Permanent Full-time (Two roles available)
Municipal Officer Level 3
Hobart City Council Enterprise Agreement 2021
Salary range:
$85,906 to $93,915 per annum + 12.5% superannuation. Partial relocation assistance may be available for this role (conditions apply). 

  • Ongoing, full-time role with opportunities for development and progression.
  • Flexible working arrangements of a 9-day fortnight.
  • Friendly and people-oriented team environment.

About the role

Are you passionate about workplace safety and eager to foster a culture of proactive health management? We are seeking a dynamic Work Health and Safety Advisor to join our team. With your expertise, we'll build a safer work environment and enhance our commitment to employee well-being. Join us in making a meaningful impact every day.

These roles contribute to the success of the City by coordinating and implementing the Work Health and Safety program and Work Health and Safety activities to reduce the risk of injury or illness to employees, contractors and visitors in Council workplaces. 

Role accountabilities include:

  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of effective WHS policies and procedures that will comprise an integrated and functional safety management system.
  • Coordinate the investigation of WHS incidents and hazards including lost-time or other serious incidents. Ensure completion of all necessary documentation and liaise with risk management to ensure full and proper response to issues involving WHS risk. When required liaise with the Return-to-Work Coordinator.
  • Support the activities of WHS committees by attendance at committee meetings and the provision of advice in line with Council’s WHS Strategy and Plan.
  • Actively support a planned system of WHS audits and inspections. Ensure completion of all necessary documentation. Follow up with the Manager or Supervisor concerned on corrective actions arising from WHS audits or inspections.
  • Promote employee awareness of WHS issues and safe working practices and assist with the identification of WHS training needs, mentoring, coaching and facilitating of program leaders and supervisors and delivery of training programs aimed at WHS issues, WHS risk management and improved health and fitness.
  • Prepare reports on WHS matters as required and undertake special projects.
  • Provide coaching support to employees across the organisation to effectively embed WHS policies, procedures including near misses and incidents, risk assessments, and legislative requirements and best practice models.

Learn more about the role in the position description: WHS Advisor Position Description

About you

The desired applicants will have a Diploma or equivalent experience in WHS.  

It is also preferred that they will be:

  • Knowledgeable about contemporary and emerging work health and safety issues, policies, and practices, with the ability to draft or contribute to WHS policies, procedures, risk assessments, systems, and plans. 
  • Experienced in maintaining WHS records and proficient in using Microsoft Office products and WHS-specific databases.
  • Understanding of work health and safety legislation, codes of practice, and the Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 is valued.
  • Proficient in preparing WHS incident investigations and audits, including ICAM investigation and WHS auditor training or equivalent. 
  • Capable of clear communication to meet the needs of both management and employees, facilitating appropriate decision-making. 

You will have a can do attitude and want to work in a friendly team environment. If you have great attention to detail and thrive in a high volume work environment, then this may be the role for you. 

About us

The City of Hobart offers something for everyone, with connections between nature, history, culture, businesses and each other. We are proud to provide a range of services and facilities that support the wellbeing, safety and participation of the community as well as continuously look to improve and embrace new approaches to achieve better outcomes for all. With an industrious and diversified economy, wherever your skills, talents and passions lie, we can offer you the opportunity to have a rewarding career with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

We recognise contributions to our workforce and offer:

  • Above Award wages and Employer Superannuation at 12.5% with salary sacrifice options.
  • Flexible work arrangements including the option to apply for a nine-day fortnight.
  • A wide range of paid leave entitlements.
  • Health and Wellness programs, including onsite gyms.
  • Discounted membership at Hobart Aquatic Centre.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave after 12 months of service.
  • An Employee Assistance Program that offers onsite visits.
  • Corporate Health Plan discounts with BUPA, St. Lukes and Medibank.

Learn more about what the City of Hobart can offer you.

The City of Hobart is committed to building an inclusive community and workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages and identities.

City of Hobart has a strong commitment to health and safety. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment background checks. These will include reference checks, National Police History record check, and Medical Assessment including drug and alcohol testing.

Learn more about our vision, mission and values.

How to apply

If you require any further information specific to this role please contact Andy Haydon, Principal Work Health and Safety, on 03 62382513 or email

All applications must be made in the online portal, and you can save your application as you progress through the stages until you submit your final application. If you have any issues with submitting your application, please email details of the issue to Please note that we do not accept applications after the position has closed so if you have issues submitting your application, please contact us prior to the closing time.

Before you begin

You will need to read the position description prior to commencing your application as you will be required to address the key duties, skills and knowledge for this role in 600 words or less.

Please ensure you have copies of your resume, qualification/s, and your Driver Licence ready to attach at the end of your application.

Selection process

Candidates are initially selected for interview based on the details provided in their application.

The City of Hobart assesses all applications based on merit.

Positions are filled, based on how well the successful candidate meets the requirements of the position.

Learn more about the selection process on our website.

Applications close 11:59 pm Monday 27 May 2024 (AEDT).