The starting salary for this role is £45,734 to £51,725 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. Based at Surrey County Council, Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate RH2 8EF, this role requires some travel within Surrey.
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your career in the Land & Property department working alongside enthusiastic professionals who want to make a difference?
At Surrey County Council Land and Property, we have a strong Health and Safety culture and are keen to enhance this further using innovative initiatives.
We are looking for a Health and Safety Lead Adviser to join Facilities Management within the Corporate Landlord Team. The function of the Corporate Landlord Team is to establish and manage an approach to managing the council’s public sector properties on three functions: Asset Management, Facilities Management and Estate Service.
This role will provide strategic and operational advice to Land and Property to enable the Service to undertake the measures necessary to comply with Health and Safety law as required by Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. As Health and Safety Lead Adviser, you will work closely with the Service Facilities Managers, the Corporate Health & Safety Lead Manager, and Facilities Senior Leadership Team to actively participate in accident investigations and workplace inspections. You will develop good relationships with contractors and staff alike to ensure the upmost standards of Health and Safety are always adhered to.
You will be required to use your knowledge and skills to promote a positive Health and Safety culture in the workplace, ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements within Land and Property. As well as this, you will assist and advise the Senior Leadership Team regarding the development of the Service’s Health, Safety and Welfare policy and procedures. You will act as the main point of contact for all Health and Safety matters for Land and Property to ensure the Service meets the challenges associated with the delivery of Health and Safety excellence.
This is a business critical role which will proactively establish policy and process for Health and Safety within Facilities Management and methodically review and comment on specialist service provider risk assessments and method statements.
To apply and be considered for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within an organisation with a strong Health and Safety culture
- Flexibility to communicate with front line and senior managers
- A level 6 Health and Safety qualification (NEBOSH Diploma or similar)
- Chartered Member of IOSH or working towards
- Proven in-depth knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and requirements in a public sector or large complex organisation
- Exposure to the Land and Property and/or Facilities Management sector
- Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems and maintenance operations
- A good understanding of CDM
- Experience in a lead auditor role
- Project management skills and experience
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.Package Description
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27/07/2021 with interviews to follow.
For an informal discussion please contact Anne O'Donnell on 07977 039 790 or by e-mail at Anne.ODonnell@surreycc.gov.uk.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.