Policy Adviser – Workplace Health and Safety

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The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) is the peak advocacy body for the resources sector in WA. We are a proud, member-funded, not-for-profit organisation that represents the views and the needs of our members and provide an avenue for members and stakeholders to collaborate. CME leads policy development and advocates on the issues impacting the sector.

At CME our people are important to us. We value diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive and collaborative working environment, with exciting opportunities for ongoing professional development.

In line with the strategic aims of CME, this position is primarily accountable in collaboration with the portfolio Manager for stakeholder engagement, undertaking research and analysis, project management, contributing to policy development, and preparing documentation for review and approval by management and stakeholders.

CME is open to offering full-time or part-time (minimum 3 days a week) for the right person. 

What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Manager – Workplace Health & Safety, you will: 

  • Support, co-ordinate and engage with CME’s lead Workplace Health and Safety Committee and specialist Working Groups, including the preparation of agenda materials, keeping minutes, general servicing of committees, and guiding the elevation of key items to the Executive Council for decision making.
  • Organise and facilitate CME Sharing Safety Lessons Learnt Forums and quarterly presentations through the WHS Committee. 
  • Build and maintain sustainable relationships with internal and external stakeholders, which includes representing the views and advocating member needs.
  • Develop policy in collaboration with the broader CME team and members.
  • Provide research and administration support to relevant legislation development processes. 
  • Undertake research and analysis to inform issue developments affecting member operations.
  • Prepare high-level reports including draft recommendations and submissions outlining industry positions.
  • As part of a team, contribute to advocacy on issues affecting the Western Australian resources sector that may arise from time to time.
  • Assist with management of key projects, including working with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement projects and initiatives.

What are we looking for in you?

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, with 3+ years’ work experience.
  • Experience in workplace health and safety and/or mental health. 
  • Working knowledge and experience relevant to the resources sector.
  • Understanding of State and Federal government policy development processes.
  • Excellent communication and consultation skills for gathering information from key stakeholders and providing advice and information to targeted bodies.
  • Strong people and relationship management skills.
  • Adaptable organisational and administrative skills that demonstrate an ability to manage multiple tasks and time frames.
  • Strong strategy development or policy skills, with demonstrated analytical, research, and writing experience.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • A flexible and collaborative approach, with a passion for results.

Next steps

If this sounds like this is the job for you, you can submit your resume and a brief cover letter by clicking here, addressing the criteria and why you would be a great addition to the CME team. 

Please note: We are not considering entry level candidates. While we appreciate your time in applying for this role, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.