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Career opportunities

Do you want to work for an employer dedicated to creating and maintaining extraordinary places on the world’s best harbour?

Then consider working for the Harbour Trust. By striking a balance between innovation, environmental protection, community expectations and heritage conservation, we seek to leave a lasting legacy for all Australians; namely, a network of vibrant public domains where visitors can enjoy unique experiences.

Career opportunities with our organisation include positions in environmental management, marketing and communications, planning, project management, business development, and property management.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Note: The Harbour Trust does not accept unsolicited employment applications. When a job vacancy becomes available, it will be listed on the job board below or advertised on online job marketplaces, either by the Harbour Trust or by appointed recruitment agencies.

See also: About the Harbour Trust and Volunteering for the Harbour Trust

WHS Officer (Ongoing Vacancy)

The WHS Officer is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation and embedding of the safety management system including the provision of Health & Safety support across the Harbour Trust.

This role will suit a health and safety professional with 3 years + experience in a similar role, ideally with a focus on Construction and/or Parkland Operations.  As important will be a personable, collaborative, enabling approach and energy for engaging with people, and the ability to influence and promote a positive safety culture across all levels of the organisation.

You will be involved in supporting and coaching the business units to comply with the day-to-day operational requirements of the Harbour Trust’s Workplace Health and Safety system. This includes actively partnering with each business unit to implement the WHS systems, processes and procedures to meet legislative requirements for the organisation.

This role will be a mix of site and office-based activity, including the coordination and or delivery of WHS training.


Role accountabilities
  • Develop, implement and monitor the SMS, its policies and procedures and plans to comply with legislative and workplace requirements with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with all business units to identify WHS knowledge or process gaps to ensure continuous improvement in the management of WHS risk.
  • Manage and maintain the hazard and incident database including WHS investigations.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of WHS performance data to enable monitoring and continuous improvement of WHS programs and initiatives.
  • Develop and implement WHS Training plan and arrange appropriate WHS training for all staff.
  • Develop audit strategies and instruments, and conduct audits of the WHS management system, review results and participate with line management to identify and resolve non-compliance issues.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of WHS performance data to enable monitoring and continuous improvement of WHS programs and initiatives.
  • Coordinate emergency and critical incident management training including chairing the Emergency management Planning Committee.
  • Implement and monitor consultation arrangements for managing WHS so:
    • All workers have the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of WHS programs, policies and procedures;
    • Any issue(s) raised through consultation are dealt with and resolved promptly or referred to the appropriate delegated officer for resolution;
    • Results of consultation are made known to staff and volunteers promptly.
  • Manage and maintain WHS records.
  • Implement and maintain the return-to-work program in accordance with legislative provisions including the management of injured workers.
  • Other WHS related duties as required.


Selection criteria

Essential (Qualifications, attributes, skills, and knowledge) 

  • Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety Management Systems.
  • Experience in management and oversight of WHS management systems, policies and procedures.
  • Experience in safety administration and audit.
  • Strong oral and written skills.
  • Sound data analysis and reporting skills.
  • Excellent administration and time management skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships to actively reinforce and promote a positive WHS culture across the organisation.
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly MS office products and database systems.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to undertake a Police Check.
  • Australian citizenship or the ability to work in Australia.


  • 3 + years experience as a Safety, HSEQ or WHS coordinator, with experience in construction, property or facilities management or Parkland operations.
  • Certificate IV in OHS/WHS Management or higher relevant qualification.
  • Certificate IV Workplace Trainer and assessor or equivalent.
  • Current drivers’ licence.

The role of WHS Officer requires many face to face interactions. To minimise the risk of catching COVID, it is an inherent requirement for the occupier of this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID.

This role has a Level 6 classification which attracts a salary range of $86,399 to $99,990 plus 10% superannuation.

Applicants should send their resume and covering letter to by 11.59pm, Wednesday 2 February 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Event and Venue Operations Officer

The Event & Venue Logistics Officer will provide operational and logistical support for partnership, third party events, and internal programming. This will include managing service requirements (power, water, sewer), waste & cleaning, barge scheduling, equipment requirements and manual handling for short term activations across our sites. Event examples include some of Sydney’s most exclusive events including Red Hot Summer Tour, Night at The Barracks, Opera Australia’s Carmen on Cockatoo Island to name just a few.


Role responsibilities
  • Under the guidance of the Events and Venue Manager assess specific event documentation (including production schedules, site plans, waste and cleaning, barging schedules, WHS documentation and transport management plans) and provide advice on best practice. It is a requirement to ensure complete understanding of event documentation and that all inclusions are executed on the ground.
  • Provide logistical support and on the ground knowledge for the coordination of contractors, event organisers and third-party suppliers in relation to events.
  • Conduct rigorous venue inspections pre/during and post activation and review and report as required with the required WHS documentation (including Risk Assessments/Dilapidation Report/Site Safety Checklist etc). File all documentation within SPIRE within required timeframe.
  • Manage all low to medium event site inspections and any major event inspections on request from the Events and Venue Manager and report back with key actions within 24 hours.
  • Log and manage all work orders related to venue preparation within Asset Management System (Pinnacle) within 48 hours of request.
  • Manage Harbour Trust event furniture, fittings and equipment ensuring that they are delivered to venues on time, stored safely and securely and that the equipment is kept clean and in good working order. Ensure equipment is logged and any use is recorded and returned to its required space.
  • Conduct site inductions with all Venue Users and contractors prior to them coming to the site, document and file all inductions.
  • Ensure all major venue spaces are kept clean presentable and safe.
  • Be an ambassador for the Harbour Trust and maintain stakeholder relationships, with excellent customer service and hospitality focus.
  • Oversee the safe work of event staff and contractors, ensuring compliance with the Trust’s WHS policies and procedures, and report potential breaches of WHS legislation to the Harbour Trust WHS Officer and appropriate Executive Officer of the Harbour Trust.


Selection Criteria
  • Demonstrated practical experience in Venue Operations and Logistic and working with event organisers in a variety of environments, (ie. indoor, outdoor, post-industrial spaces, heritage buildings).
  • Proven ability to be organised, display initiative, work to established times and follow directions / instructions.
  • Proven capacity to work in a small team structure with the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Excellent level of attention to detail with a proactive approach to resolving practical and logistical problems.
  • Good Stakeholder management skills with a range of different people and seniority, the ability to ‘get on’ with people and a willingness to display a ’can-do’ team attitude.
  • Working knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety requirements.
  • IT Knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • A current driver’s licence, motor vehicle and Australian Citizenship (or the ability to work in Australia).
  • Willing to undertake a Police Check

The role of Events & Venue Operations Officer requires many face to face interactions. To minimise the risk of catching COVID, it is an inherent requirement for the occupier of this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID.

This role has a Level 4 classification which attracts a salary range of $72,382 to $78,110 plus 10% superannuation.

Applicants should send a covering letter and resume to by 11.59pm, Monday 7 February 2022.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.