Work Health And Safety Business Partner

Whyalla City Council Full Time Permanent 27/05/2022
  • Do you have a passion for Health and Safety and want to take the next step in your career?
  • Are you ready for a one of the kind career opportunity to work for a diverse and progressive Council who is committed to growing and developing our employees?
  • Here’s your chance to become an integral member of the People and Culture team to build a proactive WHS and Injury Management Culture across the Council

About the role:

This position will lead the development and improvement of Council’s Work Health and Safety Management System in line with current legislation and will play a key role in proactively promoting and influencing the safety culture across the organisation. 

The successful candidate will partner, consult, educate and provide specialist advice and guidance to managers and staff on all things WHS to contribute to a safe working environment.

About you:

Are you committed to personal and professional development, have a willingness to learn, and looking to join a high performing team of People and Culture professionals? 

We are looking for a person with:

  • A strong commitment and passion for safety
  • Previous experience in working in a safety position and experience implementing safety initiatives
  • An appetite to educate and motivate others to apply a safety focused mindset
  • A willingness to commit to professional development and growth in the Health and Safety field
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the WHS Act, regulations and standards and practical application within a diverse setting
  • The ability to develop strong partnerships with stakeholders and influence through consultation, negotiation and engagement
  • A committed approach to continuous improvement and thrives as a self starter with strong problem-solving skills to propose improved ways of working
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good time management skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced diverse environment, managing multiple priorities, meeting deadlines and achieving targets
  • A humble, can-do attitude and not afraid of doing the groundwork associated with building and driving a proactive, safety focused culture
  • Qualifications in WHS or a relevant discipline or be working/willing to attain.

If this sounds like your perfect role, we want to hear from you!

About the Whyalla City Council:

As a multifunctional regional Council we manage Childcare services, Library, Airport, Cemetery, Crematorium, Infrastructure and recreational facilities including a Visitor Information Centre. 

We are a progressive Council, committed to the pursuit of excellence and are always looking for opportunities to improve the quality of life for our community, now and into the future.

We stand by and embrace our core values in delivering our each and every one of our services: We Care, We Work Together, We are Committed and We Own It.

About the benefits:

  • Permanent full time position
  • Competitive salary + 10% Superannuation with the ability to salary sacrifice
  • Company laptop + mobile phone supplied
  • Excellent Enterprise Agreement benefits with above award rates
  • Whilst this is a 38-hour a week role, working a 19 day a month, we encourage flexible working hours so that you can shape your work life balance
  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development
  • Provision of uniform and full PPE
  • Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing support
  • Special Pandemic Leave, and Family and Domestic Violence support
  • Commuting to work when living in Whyalla is no more than 15 minutes

About Whyalla, South Australia:

The City of Whyalla is one of the largest regional cities within South Australia and offers a relaxed lifestyle with a blend between sea and outback. Whyalla has a well-established industry and retail base, strong community spirit and its residents enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with plenty of amenities, events and activities.  It also provides a newly finished state of the art High School, along with the University of South Australia and TAFE campus' offering tertiary progression.

Whyalla offers a culturally diverse regional community and is home to approximately 22,000 people.  The Council area extends from south of the City at Murninnie Beach to north of Point Lowly aligning to the Department of Defence boundary fence. 

Further Information:

For more information about the position refer to Council's website Enquiries can be directed to Sue King - Manager People and Culture on 0400 182 735.


  • Applications must be submitted via Council’s website and must include your current resume and address the listed questions.   
  • Boost your application by attaching a cover letter expanding on your suitability for this role, addressing the position criteria outlined in the Position Description in no more than three pages.
  • Applications close 9.00am Monday 27 June 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Whyalla City Council is committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, with a smoke, drug and alcohol free work environment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply