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Schools Assistant Health and Safety Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/01/2019 23:59
£24,657.00 - £27,358.00 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Health & Safety
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Broad Lane Offices, Yate, Broad Lane, South Gloucestershire BS37 7PN
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
13 Jan

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Schools Assistant Health and Safety Officer

Summary of post

The purpose of this role is to provide routine advice and support on operational health and safety issues for schools where health and safety procedures are clearly established. Under the overall management of the Schools HR Team Manager and the general direction of the Schools Health & Safety Officer, the postholder will be required to support specific areas of work to assist in ensuring the service offer is met. For example, statutory accident reporting, assisting with the delivery of training, and maintaining and updating the Health and Safety internet site. The post holder will also provide general administrative support to the Health & Safety function.

The postholder provides routine technical advice and is the main point of customer contact in terms of telephone helpline access. Examples of queries include advice regarding accidents on school premises, medical needs guidance and risk assessments for school trips. The post holder will be able to seek guidance from the line manager (Health and Safety Officer) where needed, for example for the most complex or critical issues.

The post holder will seek to ensure that head teachers and governing bodies are aware of, and compliant with, their health and safety obligations both in terms of legislative requirements and the relevant policies and/or standards adopted by the Council.

To apply, either email your CV to the following email address IntegraHR@southglos.gov.uk or apply online here.

Main duties

• Providing Health and Safety advice, support and guidance on a range of issues.
• Developing and maintaining a high quality and customer service driven service delivery.
• Undertaking annual visits to schools to rate their H&S compliance.
• Responsibility for updating the H&S website to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, as well as creating quarterly H&S newsletters to be issued to schools.
• Responsibility for developing an annual training plan to deliver H&S training to schools and the appropriate costing model.
• Monitoring of the H&S budget.
• Monitoring of accidents reported via SOFIE.
• Responsibility for providing accident statistics and related data and responding to FOI requests.
• Undertaking project work as required, including the development of policies and procedures.
• Supporting schools with accident/incident investigation (where needed).

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.

• Experience of delivering H&S within a complex organisation
• NEBOSH (General Certification) or an equivalent qualification and significant relevant experience.
• Knowledge and understanding of policies and legislation in relation to health and safety in an organisation.
• The ability to apply sound technical advice and expertise to the school context.
• The ability to communicate with employees, managers, Headteachers and Governors at all levels, including the delivery of training or providing information in an understandable way to the non-specialist.
• Strong influencing and persuading skills and the ability to build and maintain good customer relationships.
• Good report writing, analytical and numerical skills, good record keeping and the ability to make sound judgements
• The ability to interpret complex data and to provide solutions to problems and good IT skills (the ability to use databases and Microsoft Office).
• The ability to cope with the pressure of high work volumes over short periods of time to deliver a quality service within agreed standards.

• Corporate membership of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety
• Knowledge of health and safety matters within a school environment.
• Experience of operating within a traded environment.

Additional information

To apply, either email your CV to the following email address IntegraHR@southglos.gov.uk or apply online here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Joanne McCafferty on 01454 864428

This post is based at Broad Lane Offices, Yate.

This vacancy closes on Sunday 13 January 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 23 January 2018

Salary: £24,657.00 - £27,358.00 per annum

Hours: 37 hours

Vacancy ref: CYT315/850

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