Professional Officer (WHS) – NSW Nurses and Midwives Association – Sydney

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) represents the industrial, professional, educational interests of nurses and midwives in government and non-government forums at state, national and international level. With over 61,000 members the NSWNMA is one of the largest unions in Australia.

An opportunity exists for a nurse to provide Work, Health and Safety (WHS) support to the NSWNMA officers and its members. The successful applicant will work collaboratively and job share with another Professional Officer (WHS), to provide representation on WHS issues on national, state and local forums. The current incumbent works two days per week and is transitioning towards retirement.

To be successful in this role you will have:

At least three years experience as a health industry WHS professional

Knowledge of current legislation and advisory documents relating to health industry WHS.

Graduate qualifications in WHS.

Experience in the preparation of detailed submissions on government discussion papers, draft legislation and the like.

Demonstrated skills in project management, policy analysis and report writing will be an advantage.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

A clear understanding of trade union principles.

At least or related union.

Well developed information technology skills with proven competence in the use of Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Word and Power Point.

A current driver’s licence (some travel is required).

Nursing registration or knowledge of nursing WHS issues will be highly regarded, as well as Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and experience in conducting workplace inspections.

How to apply for this position:

Apply for this position online at:

Your application must briefly address each point of the selection criteria found in section 2 of the Professional Officer (WHS) 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, 8 February 2016.