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Health and Safety Advisor

Employer
Gwent Police
Location
Blaenau Gwent
Salary
£35,307- £38,064
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Force  Gwent Police
Role Type  Police Staff
Business Area  Business Support Unit
Department  Occupational Health & Safety
Location  Gwent Police Headquarters
Grade  POB
Salary  £35,307- £38,064
Full Time
Hours per Week  37
Type of Contract  Permanent
Level of Welsh language ability required?  1

An exciting and varied position has become available at Gwent Police, Health and Safety Department. We are looking for an individual to join our forward thinking and expanding team of professionals as we drive towards Gold standard service in the Force. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and willing to help us drive the Department forward.

Your responsibilities as our Health & Safety Advisor will include:

  • Advising the organisation in relation to H&S legislation, regulation and HSE advisory updates, alerting it to any developments that affect the Force directly or indirectly.
  • Helping to develop and implement H&S policy, guidance, and arrangements.
  • Maintaining the current training plan and supporting Induction training of staff and officers.
  • Advising on the introduction of safe operational procedures and arrangements across the organisation which identify and take account of all relevant hazards
  • Maintaining a statistical database of all incidents and accidents, periodically verifying/auditing the accuracy of the information and preparing reports of significant trends within the data
  • Carrying out and report on regular internal audits to check compliance with policies and procedures, proposing necessary changes to working practices
  • Support the Risk Assessment process and consider how risks can be reduced
  • Helping to drive continual improvement through liaison with staff, review meetings and technical support.

We are looking for:

Education level and/or relevant experience(s)

  • Minimum NEBOSH Certificate (NVQ Level 3), potentially working towards NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years of relevant experience in the field working for a large and diverse organisation
  • Active member of a relevant body eg IOSH

Knowledge and skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and still ensure critical dates are met
  • Ability to regularly travel to and from their respective sites often at short notice as well as locations throughout the Force and on occasions throughout the UK
  • Ability to produce excellent non-standard letters, memos and reports for internal and external use in a timely manner.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken word
  • Ability to follow document control and quality review procedures
  • Ability to quickly understand, adapt to and apply new procedures and systems
  • Strong team member with good organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Able to build lasting relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to raise the profile of the Health and Safety Team

Other requirements

  • Excellent working knowledge of H&S reporting and management systems, as well as ISO45001.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office

Please refer to the job description and evidence each area of the person specification that states application form next to it and the word count for each section.

Please state the title of the area you are evidencing and provide the evidence in the following box. To add the next area, select add another instance for each area that is required as stated on the person specification.

Please also refer to the candidate guidance on the website that provides more detail on how to structure your response.

INTERNAL CANDIDATES: Please note that we are unable to progress you to shortlisting unless we have received your Line Manager Approval form. Please submit this in line with the closing date. Thank you.

Gwent Police are particularly keen to receive applications from people that have a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background (including non-visible ethnic minorities). We are also particularly interested in applications from people who identify as LGBT+ and disabled. Gwent Police provide a positive action support programme for under representative groups. To find out more please email Brian, Clare & Rima via  positive.action@gwent.police.uk or visit our positive action page of our website.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have Welsh Language skills.

Document Attachment (English)  

Line Manager Authorisation - Internal Use Only.docx – 172KB 
Converted File Line Manager Authorisation - Internal Use Only.docx.pdf – 170KB 

Document Attachment (Welsh)  

Caniatâd Rheolwr Llinell (Line Manager Authorisation).docx – 191KB 
Converted File Caniatâd Rheolwr Llinell (Line Manager Authorisation).docx.pdf – 177KB 

Document Attachment (English)  

GWP Oleeo Candidate Guidance 2021.pdf – 3185KB 

Document Attachment (Welsh)  

GWP Oleeo Disgrifiad Swydd.pdf – 2228KB 

Document Attachment (English)  

Role Profile - Health and Safety Advisor 2021.docx – 182KB 
Converted File Role Profile - Health and Safety Advisor 2021.docx.pdf – 202KB 

Document Attachment (Welsh)  

Proffil Rôl - Cynghorydd Iechyd a Diogelwch (HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISOR).docx – 183KB 
Converted File Proffil Rôl - Cynghorydd Iechyd a Diogelwch (HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISOR).docx.pdf – 206KB 

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