Safety Implementation Officer - Shoalhaven Swim, Sport And Fitness

Shoalhaven City Council Full Time Contract 25/05/2023
  • Salary: $61,479 - $69,101 p.a. plus 10.5% Super
  • Fixed Term Contract until February 2024
  • Access to Council’s variable working hours.

Provide advice and administer and implement WHS improvements across the whole of City Lifestyles as directed by the Director – City Lifestyles.

About the role

This is fixed term contract until February 2024, working 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm) and is based at either the Ulladulla Leisure Centre or Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre (Bomaderry). 


Reporting directly to the Precinct Coordinator - Programs & Assets, the focus of this position is to:

  • Administer and implement WHS improvements across the department by,
    • Promotion of a positive safety culture
    • Ongoing review of safety documentation
    • Facilitate meetings, inspections, and workshop
    • Liaison with Sporting Groups and management Committees
    • Simplifying WHS processes
  • Work with the Precinct Coordinator – Programs & Assets to facilitate Council’s WHS System requirements in your designated work area through site visits, formal group meetings and workshops, ensuring employees are involved and consulted with.
  • Conduct relevant site inspections, audits and hazard detection, and facilitate prompt remedial actions as required, monitoring and reviewing for effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with Council’s Safety team to ensure that WHS policies and Systems are effectively implemented.

Skills & Experience

In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • A Certificate 4 in Work Health and Safety or Risk Management
  • Previous experience in a Work Health and Safety or Risk Management role
  • Current WorkSafe Construction Induction card
  • Demonstrated ability to implement change in processes and culture/ safety and to coach for an improved safety performance
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Work Health and Safety processes and practice
  • Demonstrated effective time management and prioritisation skills with the ability to balance competing workloads and deliver within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, including the capacity to negotiate successful outcomes
  • Ability to use relevant industry software and applications
  • Class C Driver’s Licence

This position requires a current NSW Working with Children Check. Applicants are required to apply and pay for this check if not already obtained. 

About Shoalhaven City Council

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.


We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Remote Working Arrangements
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply

You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. What experience do you have preparing formal documentation? i.e. letters, reports etc
  4. In your previous positions have you actively participated in WHS practices?
  5. This position requires an NSW Working With Children Check, please provide your Working With Children Check number.

Contact:  Clint Coker - Precinct Coordinator - Programs & Assets (02) 4429 3488

Applications Close:  Thursday 8th May 2023 (at Midnight) 

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email.