OHS Consultant | Mid to Senior Level | Melbourne and Sydney

Full time or part time. Victoria or NSW based. 


About the Role

We are currently recruiting for an experienced OHS Consultant. This a client-facing role suitable for people who take pride in supporting clients to solve OHS problems in a practical, approachable, and efficient way. You will bring your ability to influence our clients to improve their workplace safety, using an evidence-based approach. You will have outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to express yourself, and influence change in way/s that work both for you and our clients. We appreciate that everyone is unique. We believe that by providing you with the freedom to leverage your personal flair, you will achieve great results for our clients, whilst at the same time contributing to your professional and personal satisfaction.

We are a client-focused health and safety consultancy. We aim to provide clients with practical and evidence-based solutions so they can ‘safely’ focus on their business’s core operations. We are passionate in our drive to embed safety into business as usual, rather than making safety a bureaucratic ‘task’. We are looking for a person who shares this passion.

We work across multiple industries, and in a range of workplaces from small businesses through to multi-national corporates. There is no one industry vertical that we work within, so you must be prepared and confident to step into all kinds of workplaces, and work with clients of all levels. However, we usually (but not always) find ourselves working with organisations in which there is either a small safety team, or the safety management role is held by someone within the Human Resources or Operations function.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be involved with the following tasks:

  • Facilitating health and safety discovery sessions with our clients, via WorkSafe Victoria’s OHS Essentials Program and, where required, implementing recommended improvements
  • Working in-house at one or more client sites [approximately 1 day per week], supporting them in-person to build their OHS Program and strengthen their OHS processes and practices.
  • Leading health and safety audits/reviews and other safety specific projects.

In addition to sharing your WHS insights and solutions with your clients; you will maintain strong relationships with clients of every level, on all projects in which you work, to ensure both successful project delivery and long-lasting business relationships.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in workplace safety preferred, however experienced applicants with a vocational qualification will also be considered.
  • 5+ years’ experience in consulting environments, or 5+ years of health and safety experience in advisory or management roles.
  • Highly proficient English writing skills, with experience preparing professional, client-ready proposals, audit/review reports, blog articles, and other technical safety communications.
  • A keen interest and willingness in collaborating with consulting professionals to deliver a consistent and high-quality level of services to our clients.
  • An ability to manage your own time and projects, balancing client requirements and requests with agreed project scope and budgets.
  • An ability to manage multiple customers and projects at any one given time.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changes in the work environment.
  • A full driver’s licence and access to a vehicle, and willingness to travel to client sites occasionally.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Work Health and Safety.
  • Professional experience working with ISO 45001.
  • Membership with AIHS or AIOH.
  • Lead Auditor Training.
  • Certificate IV TAE.


About Action OHS Consulting

Established in 2011, we are a Health and Safety Consultancy based in Cremorne, Victoria. Our mission is to make safety accessible and easier for all people, no matter their expertise. Our consulting team consists of five (5) consultants, with up to ten (10) key contractors. Our sister company is Safety Champion Software (www.safetychampion.com.au). You will be hands-on involved with the development of one of Australia’s leading health and safety software platforms, and have routine interaction with this team, now approaching 15 employees.

Action OHS Consulting is committed to actively fostering a diverse, open, and inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our employees, no matter their unique walk of life.


Concerned about remote work?

You will stay connected with our team via our daily huddles and quarterly town halls, not to mention our regular virtual and face-to-face social activities. In addition, you will be involved in weekly and monthly consulting team meetings to support work planning and collaboratively drive the direction of the organisation. As we evolve to the post pandemic world, we are working with the team to determine the optimum configuration of remote work/face to face collaboration.



Remuneration will be based on your experience and ability to deliver in the role.


How to Apply

Apply now by sending your resume and cover letter to Christine Houghton at admin@actionohs.com.au Within your cover letter, to ensure a smooth process, please communicate:

  • Preference: Full-time, or Part-time
  • Your salary expectation band


Action OHS Consulting is a values-driven, equal opportunity employer. We very much encourage applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds, linguistically diverse people, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, members of the LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities.

We offer flexible working hours, and encourage people returning to work to apply. We are open to both part time and full time applicants, based in Victoria or NSW.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have the appropriate approval to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be required to complete Criminal Record check prior to commencement of employment.