About Us

LabourCo is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation leading the way in labour-hire & recruitment services across New South Wales.


The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Work Health and Safety Advisor to join our team and help lead the way in safety, wellbeing and team culture. Full autonomy and flexibility is offered.

Working out of our Newcastle office, the position is a hands on role accountable for the provision of timely, professional action, guidance and advice with respect to work health & safety (WHS), worker’s compensation and return to work/injury management.

You will use your specialised skill set to ensure the development of a safe work environment and to drive a positive and engaged safety culture amongst both our HO Staff and Casual Workforce.

The position is required to travel across all our areas of operation and work closely with the recruitment and operations teams. The role is heavily involved with the on-boarding and onsite management of our casual workers.

Ideally you will possess allied health qualifications or similar to allow you to undertake and manage our pre-employment functional assessment process. 

Additionally, you will work collaboratively with all stakeholders and clients to support and ensure that Health and Safety responsibilities are met at all levels of the business.


Key Responsibilities

§  Manage the safety management system, and workers' compensation, injury management and return to work programs.

§  Work directly with the organisation's clients to assist them to meet their legislative, regulatory obligations and understand and meet LabourCo's organisational requirements.

§  Conduct pre-employment functional assessments and assist on-boarding of staff and our casual workforce.

§  Conduct and document toolbox talks, client evaluations & site inspections and other services that complement business and client requirements.

§  Support the General Manager with the organisation's quality management system and safety management system accreditations and management.

§  Support the recruitment and placement services of the organisation as required, or during peak times and periods of leave.

§  Participate in the after-hours roster for placement and replacement of labour-hire staff.

§  ++Plus pitch in as required!


About You

To be successful in this role, you should be able to demonstrate:

§  Tertiary qualification in WHS, or working towards, coupled with contemporary experience administering safety management systems and providing guidance and advice to organisations and staff.

§  Appropriate qualifications and experience to conduct pre-employment functional assessments.

§  Appropriate qualifications, coupled with demonstrated experience, managing workers' compensation (premium and operational aspects) and providing injury management and return to work services in a blue collar environment.

§  Demonstrated and strong knowledge of ISO9001 and AS4801 certifications and experience in managing organisation accreditation.

§  General knowledge of and experience with the recruitment and placement of staff, preferably in a labour-hire environment or within an organisation that undertakes its own recruitment.

§  Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strong productive relationships with colleagues, clients, staff and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.

§  Current unrestricted NSW driver’s license     

§  Well-developed knowledge of the Occupational Safety & Health Act 1984, Occupational Safety & Health Regulations 1996, Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, Workers Compensation and Injury Management Regulations 1982, Codes of Practice and contemporary safety practices.

§  Demonstrated high level of organisational skills with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to self-manage.


How to Apply:

To apply, please click on the "Apply Now" button.

Please ensure your application includes:

    Cover Letter describing why you are the ideal person for the role



Applications close: Thursday 23 November 2017