state inspector in Sydney

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sydney, new south wales
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elyse connor, randstad
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Metropolitan Operations & Sector Initiatives, SafeWork NSW

  • Are you an experienced operational and strategic leader?
  • Do you have extensive experience in workplace, health and safety and returning people to work?
  • Are you passionate about developing and building partnerships and stakeholder relationships?
  • Can you solve complex WHS problems in a collaborative manner?
  • Do you have advanced project management skills?
  • Ongoing permanent roles

SafeWork NSW is the state’s workplace health and safety regulator. We focus on harm prevention and improving the safety culture in NSW workplaces.

We are currently seeking State Inspectors within the Metropolitan Operations and Sector Initiatives directorate. Apply your industry experience and qualifications to work in partnership with NSW workplaces to assist them in creating and maintaining work health and safety standards so that workers return home safely each day.

The State Inspector is the highest-level inspector grade in SafeWork NSW, you will play a pivotal role working with and building the capability of internal and external stakeholders and customers. You will work with industry, community and government agencies in response to and prevention of workplace injury and illness incidents in the greater Sydney metropolitan area.

You will utilise your high-level engagement skills to develop and implement state-wide strategic industry initiatives as they relate to safety and RTW. You will also conduct workplace visits and assist with investigations into workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities and where required, provide specialist advice regarding compliance with WHS and associated legislation.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have the Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection), and/or equivalent relevant qualification or above in a related field, and/or, 5+ years relevant industry experience.
  • Have exceptional communication skills to proactively engage and influence key industry stakeholders
  • Have extensive knowledge and experience to provide strategic leadership and expert advice on prevention and response activities
  • Have superior presentation skills and the ability to facilitate high level industry forums and seminars with confidence
  • Be a self-starter who is highly motivated, engaged in workplace safety and return to work and be accountable for the decisions made

IMPORTANT NOTE: We strongly encourage all candidates to read and familiarise themselves with the Applicant Information Guide. This guide contains critical information which will assist prospective candidates to apply for this role.

You will be rewarded with a great opportunity to apply your experience with your passion for workplace health and safety. You will:

  • Be provided with extensive training from our SafeWork NSW Registered Training Organisation
  • Be part of SafeWork’s approach to workplace health safety and recovery at work
  • Be an integral part of the Metropolitan Operations leadership team
  • Access flexible work conditions keeping within operational requirements

More importantly, you will contribute to the SafeWork’s focus on helping business prevent harm by embedding a strong safety landscape across NSW workplaces.

To find out more about the role, including the Role Description, Information Guide and how to apply, please follow the link Any questions? Please contact: 1800 648 942 /

Location: Field based position, however base offices are located at Baulkham Hills and Liverpool

Salary: Receive an attractive salary package along with packaged motor vehicle options. Salary range starting from $127,181 plus superannuation.

What we need from you:

Your application should include an up-to-date resume (no more than 5 pages) and a cover letter which addresses the focus capabilities of the role. Please include two (2) referees – one of which should be your current manager/supervisor.

Closing date: 24 September 2018 (11.59pm)

Additional Information:

  • A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for future vacancies in roles with similar capability requirements.
  • The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) employer and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability. At DFSI, we endeavor to make roles flexible. While these roles are advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake flexible work arrangements including on a part-time or job share basis.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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educational requirements

Associate Degree/Diploma