Health and Safety Advisor

Staffordshire County Council
£32,234 - £36,922 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2021

Job Details

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service to drive the health and safety culture forward within a work environment that offers variety and responsibility across a broad range of services.

You will advise, monitor and provide practical support to council services, schools and academies.

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. You will also need to have experience of carrying out audits, inspections, accident investigations and implementing health and safety policies and procedures.

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.

Our Values

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:

  • 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

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. 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.

For more information about the role, please contact: Annette Allen 07815 827457.

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 26 September 2021.

Interview date: 14/ and 15 October 2021.

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