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[Closed] - The University of Sydney - Health and Safety Senior Specialist (Sydney)

5 Aug 2021 10:39 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

Closing time: Thursday 17th of August at 11.30pm

The University of Sydney is currently advertising for Health and Safety Senior Specialist | Full Time | $127k and generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

In light of significant developments under The University's Health and Safety strategy, we are seeking a highly qualified and experienced, consultative and skilled Senior Specialist Radiation Safety to join our Health and Safety Professional Services Unit.

The primary purpose of this role is to lead on behalf of the University the provision of sector leading radiological safety and risk management approaches including advice on operational activity, working with radioactive materials, storage, and accountancy of radioactive materials. The successful candidate will also develop, plan, coordinate and manage radiation safety programs, including the implementation of those programs, to ensure the safety of the University's employees, students and visitors and will lead as technical adviser on end-to-end waste management and disposal of radioactive materials.

As the Health and Safety Specialist you will provide sector leading advice, guidance, and support across all aspects of the university's operations and academic activities in your principal specialist topic. In this role you will call on your knowledge to develop and implement Safety policies, procedures, and programs to build and sustain a positive and proactive Safety culture.

You will deploy your high level of stakeholder engagement skills to effectively achieve Safety outcomes, this will include working closely with leaders and staff to share leading practice and educate about The University's Health and Safety requirements. Additionally, you will ensure an effective working relationship between the Health and Safety Professional Services Unit and key client groups by regular communication such as attending meetings and involvement in operational planning activities.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Health and Safety Senior Specialists who can demonstrate:

practical experience of providing expert Safety advice in their specialist topic area, with a demonstrated understanding of relevant legislation, Australian standards and guidelines

a high level of stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to negotiate and influence outcomes

experience in providing leadership, mentoring and guidance to senior staff to enable them to lead cultural and behavioural change

excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated experience presenting to groups, facilitating workshops, and chairing meetings

capability to undertake appropriate data analysis and compose clear reports including complex and sensitive information

experience in developing an effective and sustainable Safety culture and of conceptualising, developing, and implementing practical compliance and safety programs

knowledge of specialist Safety Management strategies in complex scientific or medical laboratory-based research environments.


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Link to the advert: here.

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