About Us

Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students,10,000 staff and a large alumni community.  

The Role

Reporting to the Supervisor: Work, Health and Safety this role is responsible for providing  professional advice, assistance, and operational support to Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) internal departments and schools, on a wide range of WHS matters. Working closely with the Property and Facilities Team, you will drive an accountability-based culture of health and safety and partnering with schools, will implement WHS systems and programs to ensure school construction and maintenance activities are proactively managed to ensure they meet WHS legislative obligations.

 

The Work, Health and Safety Advisor – Building and Construction will be required to perform tasks which include but are not limited to: 

  • drive an accountability-based culture of health and safety across SCS to ensure a safe work environment for all staff, students, clients, volunteers, and contractors 
  • actively involved in mentoring SCS Property and Facilities personnel to support their ongoing development and knowledge of safety processes and practices
  • attending site meetings and collaborating with stakeholders. For example, schools, SCS Property and Facilities personnel, builders, contractors, and parish
    participate in site consultation activities to ensure hazards and unsafe workplace conditions and work practices have been identified, reported, and are being acted on
  • lead or assist with investigations of incidents, hazards, and unsafe working conditions; identifying possible causes and recommending corrective actions
  • provide notification and responses to SafeWork NSW, as directed by the WHS Supervisor
  • undertake WHS workplace audits and provide clear and concise reports outlining hazards and areas for improvement/remediation plans
  • provide advice in preparing for major workplace events from a WHS risk management perspective
  • coordinate/provide advice in relation to risk management of school/sites, plant, and equipment
  • prepare and deliver appropriate training and education materials
  • provide training and guidance for Property and Facilities personnel in coordinating their reporting requirements to ensure they have the skills to identify risks, operate and report effectively
  • maintain a sound knowledge of current legislation, standards, policies, and guidelines relevant to areas of responsibility and ensure that all work activities comply with relevant legislation, standards, and organisational policies
  • ensure WHS requirements are adhered to in relation to organisational policies and procedures and the WHS Act, and those appropriate officers, management, staff, and other stakeholders are adequately trained and informed of the requirements
  • maintain and monitor appropriate risk management systems of relevant processes, procedures and associated documentation for reporting, investigating, and reviewing corrective actions in relation to hazards, near misses, incidents, and injuries.


The Person

To be successful in this role, it is essential you have attained the following knowledge and experience;

  • tertiary qualification/s in Work, Health and Safety, Health, Risk Management, Injury management or other relevant fields with at least five years post-qualified experience 
  • ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
  • facilities and construction experience 
  • experience with contractor management
  • comprehensive understanding of WHS legislation, regulations and guidelines
  • sound analytical, investigation skills and incident report writing
  • excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • experience in customer service and liaising with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • current driver’s licence and a comprehensively insured vehicle.

Desirable

 

  • demonstrated understanding/experience of working in a Catholic, Education,             not-for-profit or public-sector organisation. 


What We Offer

  • flexible working arrangements/hybrid workplace  
  • offering a salary of $142,000 + Super and salary packaging
  • competitive remuneration with on-going training and support
  • the ability to build your career in a multi-disciplined business environment
  • a supportive team committed to great work life balance.

Application Process

To apply for this position please click ‘apply now’ and follow the prompts. 

To support your application, you will be required to provide:

  • your current resume
  • cover letter addressing the value your experience and qualifications could add to this role specific to the essential criteria.

General Enquiries: For more information about this role, please contact Jai Pradhan via email at jai.pradhan@syd.catholic.edu.au 

For any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (8am- 5pm Mon-Fri).

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence
Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with SCS’ COVID-19 Policy, all staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or subsequent variants) or have an approved medical contraindication which prevents them from receiving any dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to work at or with a school, in central office or at any other location at which work is carried out by SCS. Compliance with this policy and providing evidence of vaccination is an essential requirement of employment

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