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NLA Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/10/2020 23:59
£36,922 – £39,880
Job Category:
Non-Local Authority Job
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Headquarters, Portishead
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
1 Oct

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Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

Based at: Headquarters - Portishead
Contract: 6 Month Fixed Term Appointment
(with the possibility of extension or permanency)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Hay 5 (£36,922 – £39,880)
Closing date: 01 October 2020

Avon Fire & Rescue Service are recruiting for a Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) Advisor to support the Health, Safety, Welfare, Wellbeing and Fitness Manager in driving health and safety compliance efficiently and effectively by providing specialist advice, guidance and support.

Within this role you will lead the review, development and maintenance of the Health and Safety Management System including relevant policies, providing professional advice, guidance and support on all matters relating to health, safety and welfare.

You will also identify health and safety training and development needs across the Service by reviewing and supporting the delivery of guidance and training packages on health and safety matters.

As the HSW Advisor, you will assist with system audits and workplace inspections and implement practical and effective measures to ensure a safe working environment.

To be considered for this role, you must have a proven and significant experience of working within the Health and Safety field, in addition to proven experience in leading management system reviews.

You must have the following qualifications:
• A minimum of a NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) or an NVQ level 3 in OH&S (or equivalent qualification)

• A higher level specialist/professional qualification: eg a degree or postgraduate qualification in Occupational Heath and Safety, Law or equivalent; or NVQ Level 5 Occupational Health and Safety; or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of theoretical knowledge.

• You must possess or be working towards NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Effective communication skills are vital for this role and you must be computer literate and have proven organisational skills with the ability to work well under pressure, prioritise, manage workloads and work effectively as part of a team. You must also be confident and able to deputise for the HSW Manager as required.
Please refer to the job description for further information in regards to this role, including the essential and desirable criteria for this role.

Please note this role is a 6 month fixed term appointment, however there may be the possibility of extension or permanency. This is dependent on the Service’s requirements.

How to apply:

The job description and application is available to download on our website www.avonfire.gov.uk. Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process.

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to hr.admin@avonfire.gov.uk. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please quote job reference number 4810 on any communications. Thank you.

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