Health & Safety Advisor
Operational Health and Safety Advisor
Salary: £32,234- £36,922 per annum
37 Hours per week – Fixed Term contract (Full time) until 31 March 2022
We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service to support the delivery of Covid-19 local outbreak control management arrangements and a range of health and safety projects across a broad range of services.
What you'll need to succeed
You will have previous experience within a health and safety role, be qualified at NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent and hold corporate membership of IOSH.
The environment is complex and presents unique challenges, so we are looking for an effective communicator who will be able to influence and use their initiative to ensure health and safety compliance and continual improvement.
Great communications skills, from developing reports about complex issues to delivering health and safety training is essential.
Experience of infection prevention and control along with an understanding of the PPE requirements detailed in the governments Covid-19 guidance is essential.
Project management skills, following standard operating procedures, completion of risk assessments and providing advice and support would assist.
It will be an advantage to have experience of liaising and working with schools as the council provides a traded service to schools and academies.
This role requires the ability to travel across Staffordshire and occasionally outside of Staffordshire. Casual Car User allowance will apply to the role.
During the coronavirus pandemic we are working remotely from home.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
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Closing Date: 16/05/2021
Interview Date: 09/06/2021 and 10/06/2021
For more information about the role please contact Becky Lee, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing Services Tel: 07891 389232
Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.
The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.
Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans.
Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:
- Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
- Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
- Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.
Benefits for working for us….
We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:
- An excellent local government pension scheme
- Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
- The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
- A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
- Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
- Volunteering Scheme
- Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
- Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
- Eye care vouchers
- Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
- Bus and rail travel discounts