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About Synapse

Work Health and Safety Advisor - Part time

About Synapse

Work Health and Safety Advisor - Part time

5 days per fortnight (negotiable)


  • Own and deliver systems and processes
  • Make a difference to WHS compliance and initiatives
  • Proven ability to function effectively as part of a geographically dispersed workforce


About Synapse:

Synapse is a national organisation dedicated to reconnecting the lives of those affected by a neurocognitive disability. We do this through excellence in services delivered with integrity, fairness and a vision for what the future for people with neurocognitive disability could be.


Synapse is commitment to partnering with stakeholders across Australia to reduce the costs of neurocognitive disability to individuals, carers, families, communities and society, across the lifespan. This direction is underpinned by three core priority areas;


1)    Strengthening diversity of our product base, enabling more peopleandcommunities to be reached

2)    Innovation through evidence informed products and practices

3)    Fostering collaboration and relationships that strengthen capacity for national reach and social impact


About the role

As part of the People and Culture team, you will be responsible for working collaboratively across multiple sites to provide technical and practical expert support, and guidance as follows:



  • maintain a safety culture focused on risk reduction/management,
  • ownership of injury prevention and continual improvement
  • implement a range of national WHS systems, policies processes
  • facilitate risk reduction training programs
  • input into worker's compensation and return to work plans as appropriate, and
  • educate and raise the awareness of WH&S best practice
  • develop and maintain WH&S systems and records, including regular reporting



About the successful applicants

As the successful applicants you must display the following skills and experience:

  • Disability sector experience,
  • Proven experience in driving a safety culture, with the ability to demonstrate creativity and initiative,
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and administering systems and reporting processes,
  • Demonstrated experience in providing strategic and operational input into best practice business processes,
  • Demonstrated experience in change management and communication of improved process and strategy,
  • Relevant tertiary level qualifications,
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills with attention to detail,
  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Suite and WH&S systems capability, and
  • Ability to travel interstate as and when required.



If you believe you meet the requirements of the role and you're looking for an exciting opportunity with a family friendly work environment and flexibility, then we look forward to hearing from you. 



Application steps

If you wish to receive a copy of the position description, please email


For a confidential discussion, contact Judy Gentle tel (07) 3137 7414 or email




This position will be advertised until the close of business Monday, 14 May 2018.  Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this advertisement depending on the number and quality of applications received. Therefore we urge all suitable candidates to submit their application as early as possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on this occasion. We thank you in advance for considering this opportunity.



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