County Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager

Barrack Street, Warwick, CV34 4TH
£40,057 - £41,967 per annum
13 Jul 2017
25 Jul 2017
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Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) Service provides in-house competent occupational health, safety and wellbeing advice for WCC employees in accordance with The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. The Service is led and managed by the Corporate Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager who is also the corporate lead for health and safety. 

The Service develops, maintains, monitors, audits and promotes the occupational health, safety and wellbeing management system (OHSMS) across a diverse range of occupational groups within the County Council (our support services advise all County Council employees from office based staff, to libraries, forestry, fleet maintenance, care services, to schools). 

37.0 Hours per Week

To support the implementation of the OHSMS the HSW Service advises managers/employees, develops policies, promotes the HSE's sensible risk campaign and relevant H&S initiatives, delivers a range of training, undertakes DSE assessments, workplace inspections, audits, provides short term support and counselling, and work with other Council services/ teams as necessary.


Key Requirements

The County Council is looking to appoint an experienced and qualified health and safety professional. The successful candidate will be required to lead and manage the HSW Service and meet service objectives.

This is an exciting opportunity to line manage and lead a diverse range of specialist advisors, to work collaboratively with partners, develop/review policy, consult with Trade Unions, review performance, consider/implement the wider occupational health and wellbeing agenda and fundamentally to ensure the Council’s organisational arrangements satisfy statutory duties.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

The offer (full time equivalent)

  • Up to £41,967 depending on experience
  • Flexible working of 37 hours per week
  • Minimum of 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Car mileage reimbursement for appropriate work related travel
  • Immediate access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Ruth Wilkinson, 01926 412316 or Bridget Edwards, 01926 738780

Closing Date: 23 July 2017

Interview Date: 4 August 2017

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

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

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

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