Darlington Borough Council is committed to promoting a positive health and safety culture within its services, adopting a proactive approach to health and safety management. As a member of the Health and Safety Team, you will be a strong team player, self-motivated and focused on continuous improvement.
Reporting to the Health and Safety Manager your main role will be to provide advice and guidance to Adults and Children’s Social Services and Leisure and Culture services. Key tasks will include the assessment and monitoring of contractors, advising on all statutory obligations, and undertaking health and safety audits and inspections. You will also be required to review policies and procedures, assist with risk assessments, investigate incidents and deliver training.
You must be able to work collaboratively with managers and employees to ensure health and safety management is embedded into service delivery. You will have good communication and interpersonal skills.
You must possess a recognised occupational health and safety qualification (Degree, NEBOSH Diploma or NVQ level 5) and you will either have obtained or be actively working towards Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. You should also have experience of working as a Health and Safety Advisor in a Local Authority or Public Sector setting.
Our benefits go beyond the salary, as an employer we can offer you:
- An opportunity to join the local government pension scheme
- 31 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Cycle to work scheme in partnership with Halfords (salary sacrifice)
- Additional leave purchase scheme (salary sacrifice)
- Ongoing training and development
- Access to Occupational Health, physiotherapy and counselling services
- Reduced membership to the Dolphin Centre's Fit for Life Package
For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
For a further informal discussion, please contact Joanne Skelton, Health & Safety Manager, on 01325 406256 or email Joanne.Skelton@darlington.gov.uk