state inspector in sydney

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sydney, new south wales
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Health & Return to Work (RTW), Return to Work Team, SafeWork NSW

  • Are you passionate about injury management and recovery at work?
  • Would you like to join a team providing support to the NSW community?
  • Do you have strong leadership and customer relationship capabilities?
  • Ongoing permanent roles

SafeWork NSW is the state’s workplace health and safety regulator. We focus on harm prevention and improving the work health and safety culture in NSW workplaces. 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. As a State Inspector working in the specialist field of return to work (RTW), you will utilise your strategic leadership skills to identify and implement strategic prevention and response activities as they relate to work health and safety and recovery at work. You will provide advice regarding the benefits to the business, the worker and the community of workers recovering at work. You will advise employers of their obligations regarding providing suitable employment and assist to negotiate outcomes to enable an employer to fulfil these obligations. You will work closely with the SafeWork NSW inspectorate to build their capability to undertake this important role by providing expert advice.

You will develop and maintain partnerships to build capability with industry, community and government agencies in the areas of recovery at work, and injury management to reduce the impact of workplace injury and illness on businesses and workers.

You will assist in the conduct of investigations into causes of workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities and where required, provide specialist advice regarding compliance with WHS legislation. You will also play a pivotal role in working with and building the capability of internal and external stakeholders and customers.

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 such as health science, applied science, occupational rehabilitation, workers compensation, injury management, work health and safety, and/or 5+ years industry experience.
  • Have superior knowledge and experience to provide expert information and advice, education and compliance services in return to work, injury management, occupational rehabilitation or workers compensation case management
  • Have strong communication skills to proactively engage and influence key industry stakeholders in relation to workplace health and safety

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 Health & RTW- Return to Work leadership team
  • Have access to flexible work conditions keeping within operational requirements

More importantly, you will contribute to the SafeWork’s focus on helping business prevent harm by continuing efforts to build a safety culture across NSW.

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 office locations are Gosford, Baulkham Hills or Liverpool (negotiable with successful candidate)

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

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.
  • For further help, tips and information on applying for a role in the NSW Public Service, please visit Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

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