HSE Advisor Field Trainer

  • Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation
  • Port Hedland WA
  • Annual Salary: $65000 to $70000 Dep (Salary sacrifice is available)
  • Annual Leave: 5 weeks
  • Accommodation: Electricity Allowance $2,600 per annum. Housing Allowance $300 per week. Furnished Accommodation in Osprey Village will be arranged for a short term before an allowance will be paid to enable own accommodation to be found.
  • Vehicle: Suitable work vehicle will be provided, with limited personal use available. There is a requirement to travel to remote communities and stations.
  • Additional Leave: N/A
  • Extras: District Allowance $3,065 per annum. Airfare allowance $1,100 after each full year of service.



Ashburton Aboriginal Corporations (AAC’s) mission is “to establish and maintain an environment that benefits Aboriginal people through the creation of culturally appropriate employment and enterprise opportunities and the provision of education and training service throughout the Pilbara”.

The Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) provides direct and culturally appropriate services and support to Aboriginal people in the Pilbara to enable engagement with, and participation in the local economy through employment and the establishment of Indigenous owned and operated enterprises.

The programs and services provided by AAC include:

• Employment services.

• The development and establishment of economic projects and enterprises.

• Education and training for work readiness and mainstream employment.

In order to do this, the AAC:

• Partners with other Aboriginal Organisations for mutual benefit.
• Accessrs resources from State and Federal Government.
• Builds trust and friendship within the wider community.

AAC’s Strategic Plan identifies three Key Focus Areas (KFA’s); Services and Programs (KFA 1); Enterprise and Business Development (KFA 2); Governance and Operations (KFA 3).

These key focus areas are the foundations of the Corporation.

This position is part of the Governance and Operations (KFA 3) which assist in insuring:

• AAC will continue to focus on continuous improvement in terms of governance and operations to ensure that the Corporation leaves an enduring legacy to the generations to come and remains recognised for its capacity to manage social outcomes whilst maintaining the financial sustainability of the Corporation.

• Continuous improvement in relation to organisational governance, including: Development and utilisation of an internal and external reporting tool.

• Ongoing review, implementation and compliance with AAC Policies and Procedures.

• Development and implementation of a clearly articulated internal and external communication strategy.

• Development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of a staff attraction, retention, safety strategy.

Position Details

To monitor HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) compliance for AAC operations and provide coaching, guidance and support to the AAC workforce to implement the AAC safety and environmental system in order to meet the company, contractual and legislative HSE targets, objectives and obligations. This includes implementation of the safety and environment systems, reporting on performance and undertaking safety and environment inspections and audits.

Have Clarity in the role of AAC managers, understand their expectations of you and be clear on the requirements of the role.

Ensure daily communication is maintained with AAC Management, seek information and provide open and honest feedback on HSE Strategic and Tactical level issues.

Seek guidance and direction, provide support and consistency via action and communications

Develop and maintain open communications with the Team leaders, speak openly and honestly, do not hide information or modify facts.

Be respectful at all times when dealing with Supervisors.

Establish Q and A style discussions, assist the Supervisor to work within the HSE Culture.

Elevate disputes or disagreements to the HSE Senior Field Advisor promptly, do not become engaged in loud or emotional debate with a Supervisor.

Maintain a firm, fair and supportive approach to compliance issues.

Do not adopt a safety policeman attitude.

Ensure advice that you provide is correct, if any doubt seek the correct advice, do not provide guesses.

Regularly consult and discuss HSE training requirements. Look well ahead, and understand future requirements.

Provide support to training programs and initiatives.

Understand the role of the administrator, maintain working relationship.

Provide timely, accurate information in the required format.

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