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Health & Safety Advisor

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CEX/24/280073
  • Published: Thu 09/05/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/05/2024, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Salary: £33,024 - £35,745 per annum (Pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

Health & Safety Advisor

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Halton Borough Council’s Health & Safety Team. The Council and HR Operations Division wishes to recruit a Health and Safety Advisor who cares for the health, safety and wellbeing of employees, and any others affected by the Council’s undertaking, and to also maintain a strong and positive Health & Safety culture.

As a member of the Council’s Health & Safety Team you will identify and advise on best practice in Health & Safety, and the impact of changes in the Council’s delivery of services to ensure that the Council remains compliant and manages its responsibilities and obligations under Health & Safety law.

You will be responsible to the Principal Health & Safety Advisor. and form part of a team that works across all Council services and schools including academies, engaging with managers to ensure that Health & Safety responsibilities are understood and have tools in place to monitor compliance.

You are required to be a Technical Member of IOSH and hold a NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent and support the team to be up to date on best practice, & legislation. Ideally, you will have experience of working in Public Sector organisations or equivalent, and a training qualification would be useful. In addition, the post holder will also be willing to train as the Radiation Protection Officer for schools within the borough carrying out regular audits.

You will be expected to liaise with the Health & Safety Executive on behalf of the Council if required, oversee on accident/incident and violent incident management and investigation, and work closely with the Councils Insurance Team.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and inter-personal skills and be confident in liaising with all levels of management, unions, stakeholders, and elected members.

You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software and be able to adapt to the use of in house built electronic systems.

We provide a generous benefits package, a flexible family-friendly working culture, and opportunities for progression with a commitment to providing high-quality training and CPD opportunities to all employees.

Here are some of our benefits:

Flexible Working Arrangements
26 days annual leave + Bank Holidays (Increasing after 5 years’ service)
Local Government Pension Scheme
Access to a range of learning and development opportunities
Free Car Parking
Car Leasing Scheme

If successful, you will be based at the DCBL Stadium, Widnes within the Health & Safety Team, HR Operations Division.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Colin Hill (Principal Health & Safety Advisor) on 0151 511 7967

To apply for this role please attach a CV and supporting statement to your application, providing an overview of your current role and repsonibilities, and detailing how you meet the requirements of the role.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 11th June 2024

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you – resourcing@halton.gov.uk

 

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How to Apply

To apply for this role, you should upload your CV and provide a supporting statement of no more than 4 pages via the Apply link below,

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  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CEX/24/280073
  • Published: Thu 09/05/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/05/2024, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Salary: £33,024 - £35,745 per annum (Pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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