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Work Health and Safety Officer - Alice Springs

MacDonnell Regional Council
  • Full-time, permanent role
  • Base salary package starting at $63,827
  • Total effective package: $71,627 (inclusive of leave loading and superannuation)
  • Based in Alice Springs

MacDonnell Regional Council

MRC was established in 2008 and its area covers our 13 major remote communities as well as many outstations. MRC employs over 500 staff, 370 of whom are the local Aboriginal staff.

MRC's vision is "many voices, one dream, building a quality desert lifestyle" and our mission is "to improve the lives of Council residents by delivering valued and relevant services".

The role:

As Work Health and Safety Officer you will support the development and implementation of WHS system to ensure compliance with WHS legislative requirements. You will also assist the WHS Coordinator with providing advice to all levels of staff regarding WHS, including the development and facilitation of toolbox talks.

Key duties:

  • Provide high level administrative support and front-line WHS advice that supports the effective operation of the WHS function
  • Record, track and report on incident reporting including providing support to managers related to corrective actions
  • Assist in the coordination and delivery of core WHS training such as induction, first aid, warden, 4WD and other compliance or WHS system training; deliver training as required and where skilled to do so
  • Maintain WHS records and WHS system support tools

Skills and experience:

  • Ability to interpret WHS legislation, regulations, codes of practice and Australian Standards
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal / external clients
  • Ability to work autonomously and within broader team
  • Lateral thinking and the ability to take initiative

In addition to a strong interest in working with Indigenous people on their country, it is also essential that you have an appreciation of contemporary Aboriginal issues, especially in relation to cultural and socio-economic challenges in remote central Australia. Any prior experience working with Aboriginal people in remote areas will be highly regarded.


Staff choose to work here because of their commitment to advancing the lives of our residents. Staff are rewarded with diverse and challenging work that supports career growth.


  • 6 weeks annual leave and generous personal, study and cultural leave
  • Up to 3% additional employer super contribution
  • Remote salary packaging

Under MacDonnell Regional Council's Special Measures Scheme, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position and will be preferenced in the selection process if they meet all the essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level.

This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in Central Australia.

For further information contact Danielle Schaeche, Coordinator Work Health and Safety, by phoning (08) 8958 9633.

To view the position description and apply please click 'Apply Now' & enter ref code: 5533145.

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