Senior Health & Safety Advisor

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Warwick, Warwickshire
£34,728 - £36,922 pro rata
23 Nov 2021
02 Dec 2021
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This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a friendly, professional team and the diverse services we support.

The Health & Safety team provides advice, support and guidance to managers and employees covering all relevant health and safety topics and workplace wellbeing issues.


About the Role

Warwickshire County Council are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced health and safety professional who will work as part of a busy health & safety team in an exciting and fast pace authority. You will offer expertise and advice on health & safety standards and strategies and provide assurance about risk management and health and safety legislation.

The post is based in Warwick but travel around the County is expected.

You will be involved in leading and delivering a wide range of health, safety & workplace wellbeing functions including:

  • Advise and lead a small team of Health & Safety Advisors with projects, tasks, initiatives on all aspects of health and safety
  • Oversee and support the delivery of the organisation’s health and safety framework
  • Supporting managers on risk management, health and safety legislation, policy, and standards
  • Facilitate and support service’ investigation of incidents, accidents, and high potential near misses.
  • Collate corrective actions, identify trends/ insight, and share learning across business units and highlighting areas for potential improvement.
  • Provide coaching/mentoring for managers and other technical experts in matters relating to HSW technical support as required.
  • leading on and delivering health & safety audits and workplace inspections
  • preparing and delivering health, safety & wellbeing training
  • creation, monitoring and review of corporate policies, standards, and guidance

If you want to join us for this challenging and rewarding role, you’ll need to:

  • be qualified to at least NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • be a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)
  • have experience of development, implementation, and maintenance of the Safety Management Systems, including internal auditing and ‘Behavioural Safety’ systems.
  • Have an understanding of ‘Occupational Health’ and its implementation within the workplace.
  • be someone who can translate legal requirements into practical solutions, and who can mentor managers, helping them understand how statutory changes affect them
  • have extensive experience of supporting health and safety, alongside a good understanding of health and safety legislation, health and safety theory and best practice, preferably within a large, diverse, and complex organisation.

For this role, you’ll need to be confident, a good communicator with a wide and varied audience, have a flexible approach to work, be able to meet deadlines, multitask and have excellent IT skills to be able to produce reports, interpret data and deliver advice to suit the audience. You will also need to be able to work under your own initiative and be highly organised.

This position is suitable for candidates seeking to further their professional career development in health & safety and broaden experience across a varied portfolio of services

The Offer (full time equivalent)

  • Up to £36,922, depending on experience
  • Flexible working hours
  • Minimum of 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Car mileage reimbursement for appropriate work-related travel
  • Immediate access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.

Additional Information

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Emma Phillips:


Phone: 01926 738803

Closing Date: 2nd December 2021

Interview Date: week commencing 6th December

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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