Professional officer (Work, Health and Safety)

Permanent Full-time

$99,645.00 per annum (negotiable)

+ 12 RDOs + 5 weeks annual leave


The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is a trade union that represents the industrial, professional and legal interests of nurses and midwives in NSW.


We seek a self-motivated Professional Officer (Work, Health and Safety) to join our Professional Services team on a permanent full-time basis. Reporting to the Professional Services Manager you will provide representation on WHS and professional interests of members of the NSWNMA on national, state and local forums.


The key responsibilities include:


  • Providing best practice advice and support to the NSWNMA officers and members.
  • Identifying potential WHS interests or concerns to the members and the NSWNMA and responding accordingly.
  • Developing and reviewing NSWNMA WHS policies in compliance with all relevant Workplace Health and Safety legislation and requirements.
  • Improving own professional skills and knowledge relevant to the position.


The ideal candidate will have:


  • Demonstrated analytical and research skills
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of detailed submissions and report writing
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and policy development
  • Demonstrated experience in WHS inspections and audits
  • Excellent consultation, communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Proven competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of contemporary nursing, midwifery and health industry standards and issues related to the WHS of nurses and midwives at all levels
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • A commitment to the trade union movement


How to apply for this position:


Click here to apply for this position online. Your application must briefly address each point of the selection criteria found in section 2 of the Professional Officer (Work, Health and Safety) position description.


NSWNMA is an equal Opportunity Employer and we invite you to be part of an association that fosters a diverse workplace.


Applications close Monday, 1 December

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New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association

Closing Date

Monday, December 01, 2014

Closing Time

04:30 PM


50 O'Dea Ave
Waterloo, NSW 2017

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Contact Name

Sylvia Papalexion

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