Job Title: Corporate Health and Safety Manager
Job reference: 001936
Service Area: Business Improvement
Salary: G9: £44,604 to £45,583 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Contract: Fixed Term up to 12 months / Secondment
Hours per week: 37
Location: Work from home/ Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers
Are you an experienced, passionate and people focussed health and safety professional?
We’re looking for someone who will use their passion, knowledge and experience to promote and develop a positive health and safety culture across the Council, using your strong stakeholder management skills to ensure everyone in the organisation understands their responsibilities in making the environment in which people work safe.
At Oxford City Council, we have some really exciting ambitions including delivering more affordable housing, pursuing a zero carbon Oxford, enabling an inclusive economy and supporting thriving communities so it’s a great time to be joining. Alongside this, we are looking at different ways of working including flexible working and home working, and your knowledge and experience will help us achieve this safely.
Your main focus will be on our employees and people practices from a health and safety perspective - one of your first tasks will be to support the Head of People to undertake a review of the health and safety strategies and approaches in place. Some of the areas you will responsible for will be:
• Providing advice on health and safety matters to all stakeholders
• Managing the Corporate approach to health and safety legislation and good practice, ensuring health and safety is embedded across the organisation
• Interpreting national Health and Safety legislation and guidance and using it to inform policies and practices across the Council
• Promoting, co-ordinating and monitoring health and safety performance across the Council
• Carrying out internal audits and inspection across the Council
• Designing and delivering Health and Safety specific training
Whilst liaising with other health and safety professionals in the Council, this is a standalone role so you will be expected to provide hands on support, guidance and advice to the Council as well as lead on strategy, policy and procedure.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. The successful applicant will be expected to combine some level of work from home with some office attendance and site visits within the Oxford City area. They should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.
Closing Date: 22 July 2021
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 02 August 2021 to 06 August 2021
For an informal discussion about the post please email Samantha Lees, Head of People in the first instance on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact via LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/samantha-lees-fcipd-9b428831
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.