Consider a career in forestry
As a South Australian commercial and community forest manager, a position with ForestrySA can take many forms.
From forest fire management, planting and managing new forests, harvesting and marketing timber, native forest management, forest recreation management, community engagement to finance and administration, many skills are required to run our business efficiently.
ForestrySA maintains a clear focus on safety and development, supporting all staff within a team-based environment.
Work Health and Safety Manager
In this key position of Work Health and Safety (WHS) Manager you will report directly to the Chief Executive of ForestrySA. While this position can be aptly described as ‘hands-on’, you will be expected to champion the organisation’s drive to continuously improve its WHS management practices, in what is a complex, diverse, and challenging operating environment.
ForestrySA is committed to ensuring a safe workplace for all employees and contractors and takes a proactive approach to risk identification and incident management including the threat of potentially devastating wildfires to communities, people and assets. You can expect to be significantly involved in ForestrySA’s preventative and emergency fire response plans and training programs.
Working with considerable autonomy, you will work closely with management, operational team leaders, staff, and independent contractors to drive WHS awareness, compliance and the development of a proactive safety and incident management culture.
Ensuring adequate safety resources, information, and training are available and proactively delivered to reduce risks to health and safety; and that appropriate safety behaviour is embedded across the organisation, are important responsibilities of your key role.
You will lead the ongoing development of WHS policy, systems and processes and provide proactive advice and support to all stakeholders to ensure ForestrySA remains compliant with its WHS obligations under South Australian legislation, including acting as a Health and Safety Representative as defined under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA).
Incident investigation, coordinating audits of contractor safety performance, and the preparation of timely reports, rounds out your responsibilities.
Skills and experience
Holding relevant qualifications in WHS, you will have a proven track record as a “hands on” safety practitioner most likely within an industrial, civil construction, mining, natural resources, or similar setting. Experience in fire management activities will be well regarded. A change agent by nature, you will possess strong verbal and written communication and influencing skills and the ability to further develop a proactive WHS system and effective processes and controls.
Out of hours work and interstate travel may be required.
ForestrySA promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and supports equal opportunities for all applicants within its recruitment processes.
ForestrySA has engaged the services of Rae Consulting Pty Ltd to assist with this key appointment – initial enquiries may be made to Allan Rae, Director, Rae Consulting P/L on 0418 323 743.
To apply please submit your resume via the Seek online process (see button directly below), quoting reference number R31076.