Workplace Health and Safety and Facilities Officer / Consultant job with AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)

Classification: ANU Officer 5 or 6/7 (Administration)

Salary package: $77,399 – $100,098 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full-time, Continuing 

The Position

The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) & Facilities Officer/Consultant is responsible for the reviewing requirements for the WHS audit and ensuring that the school WHS and facilities policies, processes and systems are up to date and compliant with University self-insurance requirements.

The successful candidate will work closely with the University Work Environment Group (WEG) and Facilities and Services (F&S) Division. They will be familiar with all School activities and provide interpretation of policy and direction in maintaining a safe work environment including in laboratory and fieldwork settings, and teaching, research, administration and public spaces managed by the School.

The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) & Facilities Officer/Consultant will be a member of Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES). RSES is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth and Marine Sciences, and ranked 11th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023). To find out more about the RSES community, check out our Twitter and Instagram.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Research School of Earth Sciences here.

The Person

To excel in this role you will have a degree or progress towards degree in a field of WHS or profession/extensive experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education/training, demonstrated professional interest in the broader WHS community. Experience in a scientific or laboratory environment is desirable.

For further information about the position please contact Dr Brett Knowles on T: +61 2 6125 9955 E: [email protected]

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: [email protected] or T: +61 2 6125 4219. Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.


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