Under broad direction, the Senior Advisor, Work Health and Safety plays a key role in supporting the Memorial’s work, health and safety and early intervention and injury management program. The role reports directly to the Work Health and Safety Manager and under the broad guidance of the Head, Human Resources.  The role is committed to working collaboratively with Memorial staff and business areas, cultivating a safety risk management culture and working independently and flexibly.

This role requires some on call rostering at weekends.


  • Development, implementation and review of work, health and safety management system and rehabilitation management system framework documentation to ensure legislative and regulatory compliance.
  • Implement WHS improvement plan initiatives to continually improve the effectiveness of WHS and injury management systems and monitor the achievement of performance objectives.
  • Manage and implement early intervention programs and case management to facilitate rehabilitation and return to work, in collaboration with Managers, Comcare, and external providers and monitor and report on performance quarterly.
  • Provide timely advice and technical expertise and engage with managers, supervisors and employees to build capability and enable sustained and continual improvement in WHS and injury management.
  • Conduct incident investigation and risk management activities, and monitor and analyse WHS data to identify trends, emerging issues and improvement opportunities and report on performance quarterly.
  • Conduct research, interpret and apply legislation and prepare draft correspondence including corporate documents, reports, medical referrals, proposal papers and notes.
  • Develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships and represent HR and the Memorial at the Small Agencies forum, Cultural Institutions Network and Comcare.

The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.

To apply please visit: https://www.awm.gov.au/get-involved/work-or-volunteer/employment

If you experience any problems with the application system please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6243 4234 or email [email protected]