The AMWU seeks a National Workplace Health & Safety Coordinator to work out of Sydney or Melbourne.

Workplace health and safety is consistently rated as one of the top-three issues for AMWU members and Delegates and the union commits significant resources to defending the rights of our members in this area.

The capacity of working Australians to ensure they work in a safe environment will be restricted by the Federal Government’s new industrial legislation and by the push for legislative uniformity on OH&S through the Council of Australian Governments.

In this context, the AMWU is looking for a National Workplace Health & Safety Coordinator.

Working out of Sydney or Melbourne, the successful candidate will coordinate the union’s national campaigns and communications on health and safety.

It is expected that the coordinator will have a primary focus on workplace health and safety as a key driver of union growth.

Specifically, the Coordinator will include, but not be limited to:

1. Coordinate national campaigns on specific health and safety matters and assist in policy development;

2. Help develop the Union’s strategy to deal with the implications for health and safety arising from the new industrial regime and the moves to national uniformity on OHS legislation;

3. Oversee the education and development of the Union’s 3,000 Workplace Health and Safety Delegates.

4. Be responsible for the union’s health and safety publications;

5. Represent the AMWU at the ACTU and on government and industry bodies as required;

6. Represent the AMWU at conferences and forums in Australia and overseas as required;

7. In conjunction with the various State Secretaries, help coordinate the work of the State-based OHS officers;

8. Stay abreast of the core health and safety literature and report developments to State OHS Officers, and the broader union, as appropriate;

9. Report to the National Council on all health and safety matters.

The successful applicant will have:

1. Experience in campaign development and coordination;

2. The capacity to undertake primary research and write submissions, papers and newsletters on behalf of the Union;

3. The capacity to represent the Union in public forums and in the media;

4. Industrial and/or professional experience in workplace health and safety;

5. The capacity to undertake high-level projects and work independently and within broad parameters set by the national leadership.

The Union offers an attractive package on salary and conditions with the salary level to be determined on the basis of skill and experience. Further details on this point can be obtained by calling Narelle Barker on 02 9897 9133.

Applications should be addressed to:

Mr Peter Cozens
National Executive Officer
PO Box 160
Granville. NSW. 2142

Applications close on 13 April, 2006.