P46665


Work Health and Safety Commissioner
Full-time Executive

Closes: 09 March 2020

Classification: Commissioner
Salary: $307,053 - $319,330
Position No: P46665
Directorate: Independent Statutory Offices including boards, tribunals and committees
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 February 2020
Contact Officer: Amanda Grey on amanda.grey@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 2718


Details: The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Commissioner is an independent statutory officer whose focus is ensuring that work injuries are prevented, and that breaches of WHS laws are addressed.

The primary role of the WHS Commissioner is to be the ACT’s WHS regulator. WHS regulation includes significant investigation and enforcement functions. The successful person will provide strategic leadership and effective management of the Office of the WHS Commissioner (WorkSafe ACT), including financial management, to deliver WHS, workers’ compensation and dangerous substances regulatory activities. The WHS Commissioner will be responsible for improving the ACT’s outcomes in these important areas. The WHS Commissioner will also lead the delivery of education and awareness of WHS to workers and employers.

We support workforce diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 provides that a person cannot be appointed WHS Commissioner unless they have the experience or expertise necessary to exercise the Commissioner’s functions. The successful candidate will demonstrate: the ability to lead a regulatory agency that promotes compliance with WHS and that has significant investigation, compliance and enforcement functions; strong executive leadership, including valuing people; strategic awareness and vision; the achievement of results with integrity including sound administration and governance; and, skilful communication which fosters collaboration. Relevant tertiary qualifications are also desirable.

Appointment: The successful applicant will be appointed for a period of up to five years and the appointment is made by a notifiable instrument which will be available on the Legislation Register.

Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $307,053 to $319,330 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $245,543. Remuneration and other entitlements for the position are determined by the ACT Remuneration Tribunal (Determination 15 of 2019).

Further information: Please contact Amanda Grey on (02) 6207 2718.

How to Apply: Applicants should address the selection criteria and key responsibilities in a written application. Applicants should provide a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm AEDT on 9 March 2020.

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