The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
Are you looking for a fresh challenge in health and safety and want to be part of an innovative, supportive and friendly team?
This could be an excellent opportunity for you to develop your expertise through exposure to a range of work and variety of work environments and challenges. We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate health and safety advisor who can work in the Strategic Risk Management team, helping to support teams in Children, Families and Lifelong Learning undertake their health and safety duties and responsibilities.
In return we can offer a positive, flexible working environment, personal and professional development opportunities, and a competitive salary. You will work with enthusiastic and supportive colleagues who are passionate about their work and what they achieve together as a team.
An opportunity has arisen for a Health and Safety Advisor to deliver excellent services across the Children, Families and Lifelong Learning directorate, through the provision of advice, guidance and support on all health and safety matters.
Based in the Strategic Risk Management team, which supports the work of children’s services, education including schools and adult learning. The team work collaboratively with other health and safety advisors across the Council as part of a Health and Safety Centre of Excellence, to promote safe working practices and high standards.
This role is open to agile working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. You may wish to work from home or any of our council offices most of the time, whilst also being able to visit our customers across the county, therefore the ability to drive and have access to a vehicle is important. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what agile working may look like for them.
As a Health and Safety Advisor you will carry out health and safety audits, monitoring visits, accident investigations and the monitoring of accident reports, as well as providing advice to managers on a day-to-day basis on a range of health and safety issues. You will also be involved in project work such as developing and delivering health and safety training, health and safety campaigns, implementation of the Council’s health and safety management system and updating directorate policies and documentation.
Displaying great interpersonal skills and integrity, you will be able to build positive working relationships, whilst working collaboratively with internal and external customers. You will need to be patient and resilient. Above all you will be passionate about delivering excellent service.
Reporting directly to the Senior Health and Safety Advisor, you’ll join a small team supporting managers and staff across the directorate in understanding their part in workplace health and safety. You’ll be someone who understands the value of teamwork, who can work as part of a team or on their own and is innovative and adaptable to change.
If you feel you have the right skills and experience to be part of a small team focussed on delivering an outstanding health and safety service, we want to hear from you.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- NEBOSH National General Certificate or equivalent, in Occupational Health and Safety
- Membership of an appropriate professional body, with a willingness to work towards the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Graduate membership
- Good knowledge and understanding of hazards, risks and control measures that can be applied to a broad range of service areas
- Knowledge and understanding of health and safety auditing and/or inspections
- Able to develop and deliver training
- Able to understand, meet and exceed customer and stakeholder expectations, displaying professional integrity, respect, confidentiality and understand political sensitivities.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/12/2022
Interviews will take place on 16/12/2022 and 19/12/2022.
A valid driving licence and access to a vehicle is required for this role.
Satisfactory DBS clearance is required and will be completed upon a successful interview.
For an informal discussion please contact Mrs Miriama Orsagova (Senior Health and Safety Advisor) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07800 512475
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.