Health and Safety Officer
£33,935 - £36,806 inclusive of outer fringe allowance
37 hours per week
Our Risk and Resilience Team provides a wide ranging advice and support service across all areas of our business, covering health and safety, resilience and risk management.
We require an experienced Health and Safety Officer to join the team, who will be the council’s ‘competent person’ under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999. With a high level of technical expertise gained in a functionally diverse organisation, collaboration and excellent interpersonal skills are essential, as is your proven ability to influence change and develop practical and cost effective solutions.
A commitment to supporting the council’s resilience planning and response to incidents is also required, and you will be expected to play an active role when incidents occur, as well as in planning, training and exercising.
You will be a confident and experienced professional, ideally holding a level 5 Safety qualification or equivalent (and as a minimum a level 3 NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent), and with a commitment to your continuing professional development. Frequently required to prioritise demands upon your time, you will possess excellent time management skills. You will be used to dealing with all levels of employee, as well as senior management and elected Members and will have sound analytical and judgement forming skills.
The ability to converse at ease with councillors and members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential in this post.
Closing date for applications is 15 December 2019.
Assessments and interviews will be held on 6 January 2020.