Occupational/Corporate Health and Safety Officer
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.
We are currently recruiting for Occupational/Corporate Health and Safety Officer who is the Council’s principal advisor on matters relating to Occupational Health and Safety with responsibility for monitoring and developing appropriate policies, procedures and audits in relation to Health and Safety.
You will be responsible for developing and progressing corporate initiatives and priorities and working with services and managers across the Council in relation to Occupational Health and Safety, ensuring a consistency of approach.
This post is responsible for the supervision of a Health and Safety Technician and experience in supervision is required.
To develop and implement an appropriate audit and monitoring methodology and work closely with relevant managers across the council to progress.
To support Managers in the investigation of accidents/incidents, the development of risk assessments/DSE assessments and the health surveillance scheme.
To develop health, safety and welfare policies and procedures in conjunction with managers, trade unions and other colleagues and to co-ordinate, organise and delivery Health and Safety related training.
To be successful in this role you will have the ability to;
Design and implement appropriate performance indicators at various levels, reporting on them and creating effective remedial action plans as appropriate.
Ensure that there is consistency and Best Practice in all aspects of Health & Safety Management throughout the Council.
Ability to effectively manage a variety of attitudes to compliance with established standards.
Applicants must have recent and relevant experience of providing general advice on a variety of health and safety issues and designing and delivering effective health and safety training at all levels.
Experience of undertaking health and safety related audits with a good knowledge of current Health and Safety Legislation is required.
Excellent communication skills, preparation of reports, a good standard of IT skills and the ability to use own initiative and manage own workload and priorities is essential.
Hold a Health and Safety qualification at NVQ level 6 or equivalent.
There is a requirement to travel to various sites across the borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth.
As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme and generous holiday allowance.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
Please note that all applications must be received on an online application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.
Any communication with you will be via email, so please check your email, including spam/junk folders, and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.