Workplace Health & Safety Advisor

Job Description

Mackay Region boasts a vibrant economy offering an idyllic lifestyle on the Central Queensland cost, from picturesque beaches, nearby island resorts to beautiful rainforests. The Region has a great climate coupled with good quality education and health facilities...enjoy a lifestyle change today!


Mackay Regional Council is seeking three (3) driven and passionate experienced safety professionals to join the team as the Workplace Health and Safety Advisor partnering in the driving of a positive safety culture across Council.


The role is ideal for someone who will support MRC in continued growth of its safety culture and those around them.  In the role of Workplace Health and Safety Advisor you will provide advice and support to management, employees, contractors and members of the public on WH&S, fire safety and emergency planning matters.


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in previous Workplace Health & Safety roles in a dynamic and diverse organisation including a working knowledge and understanding of the WH&S regulatory legislative framework, principles and practices with the proven ability to investigate workplace incidents or hazards and make recommendations to remove or minimise risks.


A recognised relevant tertiary qualification in Workplace Health and Safety (Diploma or Cert IV), a current QLD ‘C’ Class drivers’ licence and General Construction Industry Safety Induction Card (White/Blue) is also required. Candidates who also hold Cert IV in Training & Assessment, ICAM/Incident Investigations, Building Fire Safety Advisor and Rehab/Return to Work Qualifications will be highly regarded.


In return for your valued contribution, you will be rewarded with:

  • Annual Base Salary from $80,174 + applicable allowances
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements are available with a 9-day fortnight roster.
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options 
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts
  • Study and assistance programs for career development
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Active social club



For a Position Description and information on how to apply please visit


To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and a full statement addressing the selection criteria. The selection criteria can be found on the Position Description, available to be downloaded from the vacancy on Council’s website. 


Applications Close: 14th July 2022


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.