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Corporate Health & Safety Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
24/10/2018
Advert End Date:
22/11/2018 23:59
Salary:
£35,229 - £38,052
Job Category:
Health & Safety
Vacancy ID:
102650
Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:
CR3433/842/RP

Job details 

Closing date:
22 Nov


Further information

This is an exciting opportunity for a professionally qualified Health and Safety practitioner to contribute to the work of the Council's Health and Safety advisory service.

You will ideally have relevant practical experience in delivering a service to a wide range of service areas across the organisation. You will be actively involved with supporting the Health and Safety Manager to develop policy and set priorities for the team. You will also support departments by monitoring health and safety performance and intervening as necessary to ensure statutory requirements are upheld.

An excellent level of written and verbal communication skills is essential and ability to liaise with teams and motivate stakeholders to achieve objectives.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.


Main Duties

Under the direction of the Health & Safety Manager the main duties are as follows:-

Identify needs and enable senior departmental management to develop policies and procedures. This includes setting priorities, developing departmental health & safety management plans, and anticipating developments based on statutory health & safety requirements and good practice.

Help management at all levels to implement policy and to manage risk where policy or standards may require interpretation. Provide and develop training or assist in identifying training and development needs as appropriate. Provision of information and briefings where appropriate, and support in managing incidents and their consequences.

Monitor health & safety performance, including development of monitoring techniques for use by others, direct monitoring of conditions and actions, incident and complaint investigation, reporting, statistical analysis and report writing.

Ensuring good liaison with external bodies, such as enforcement agencies (HSE, Fire Service) partner organisations (Councils OH provider, contractors, parish councils, community groups, Circadian Trust,) and also between teams and departments of the council. Liaising with employees and employee representatives, including Trade Union representatives, and advising health & safety committees. Liaison with councillors and members of the public.

Experience in developing and delivering training, and presenting information to non-technical audiences.


Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

Essential

Hold an accredited qualification NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and Grad IOSH membership with participation in IPD programme and appropriate relevant experience.

Substantial experience in a health & safety advisory role within a large organisation with a broad range of service activities and technical risks related to the Council’s activities.

Substantial experience in developing and implementing health & safety policy initiatives, evidencing persuasion and influencing people of key priorities and proposals.

Significant experience in experience in incident investigation, report writing and supporting liability claim responses including working with enforcement agencies (such as HSE, Fire service, Environment Agency) on behalf of a duty-holder organisation.

Collaborative approach to risk evaluation that considers service delivery requirements and other stakeholders’ opinions in a proportionate manner.
Significant experience in incident investigation, report writing and supporting liability claim responses. Including evidence of analytical interpreting, negotiating and communication skills.

Significant experience in analytical interpreting, negotiating and communication skills and deliver statistical data.

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.

Desirable

Chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH)

A good understanding of the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Experience undertaking DSE assessments.

Additional Information

Use of a vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Interviews will be the first week of December.

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Sue Amor, Health and Safety Manager on 01454 864208

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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