Professional Officer – WHS (Permanent full-time)

Professional Officer (WHS)

Permanent full-time

$118,304.00 – $159,349.00 per annum (commensurate with experience)

+ Superannuation + 5-week annual leave + 12 RDOs + Christmas shut down

The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) in association with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation New South Wales Branch (ANMF NSW Branch) seeks a self-motivated Professional Officer (WHS) to join our Professional Services team on a permanent full-time basis.

In this role, you will undertake the following key responsibility:

  • To assist in the resolution of WHS issues and disputes affecting NSWNMA members
  • To provide advice on WHS matters affecting NSWNMA members
  • To undertake WHS inspections/investigations
  • To analyse and provide feedback/input on WHS policies and procedures
  • To support HSRs in their role in the workplace
  • To provide WHS information and education to NSWNMA staff and members
  • To recruit members to the NSWNMA / ANMF NSW Branch
  • To identify and support WHS related campaigning opportunities
  • To identify potential WHS issues of interest or concern to the members and the NSWNMA/ANMF NSW Branch and respond accordingly
  • To develop and review all WHS Association policies in a timely fashion
  • To actively represent the Association in a wide range of forums
  • To consult with members where necessary.

To be considered for this role you require:


  • Demonstrated skills and experience in dispute/issue resolution
  • Tertiary qualification in a work health and safety discipline or working towards or relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of detailed submissions and report writing
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, policy development and broad research and analytical skills
  • A self motivated person who is able to work independently as well as in a team and is able to prioritise, meet deadlines and manage several issues simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to distill complex legislation and policies into concise and practical advice to members
  • A clear understanding and commitment to trade union principles
  • Well developed information technology skills with proven competence in the application of Microsoft Office
  • Compliance with COVID-19 vaccination requirements
  • Knowledge and/or experience of nursing, midwifery and healthcare
  • Experience working for a trade union or active member involvement

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 of the Professional Officer (WHS) position description.

Applications close Thursday, 13 April 2023.

Keeping our employees, members and the community safe is our highest priority. It is a condition of employment with the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, that all employees have up-to-date vaccinations against COVID-19 and are required to comply with future government changes to the definition of up-to-date vaccination requirements.

NSWNMA/ANMF NSW Branch is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fosters a diverse workplace.