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Health and Safety Adviser

London Borough of Sutton
Sutton, London (Greater)
£34,809 - £42,585
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Health and Safety Adviser

Location: Sutton Civic Offices

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36

Grade: 8 - £34,809 - £42,585 per annum (£44,628 unconsolidated maximum achievable through performance related progression in line with appraisal process)

About the Borough

In Sutton, there is much for us to be proud of both as a council and as a borough. This includes high levels of resident satisfaction, the quality of our services, our success in addressing our financial challenges to date, the way that we involve and engage with residents on key issues facing the borough, and the enthusiastic and motivated staff that we employ.

Looking ahead, there are plans for the delivery of new homes and new schools and the London Cancer Hub is being developed, while the Council is also seen as a driving force within the South London Partnership of five outer south west London boroughs focused on strategic growth, regeneration and investment.

All of this demonstrates a good track record and an authority that is ambitious and set to deliver more improvements for the borough. We've set out our vision for the future of Sutton in our corporate plan - Ambitious for Sutton. This strategic plan will shape the outcomes we achieve, the services we provide, and the impact we have on residents, to make Sutton a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Situated in Zone 5, Sutton is less than 30 minutes by train from central London, and south and south west London are easily accessible by public transport. There are 10 train stations which serve key neighbourhoods within the borough providing direct connections to London Victoria, London Bridge, London Blackfriars and St Pancras International. Sutton also has direct rail connections with Epsom, Dorking, Guildford and Horsham, as well as Wimbledon for an interchange with the London Underground and West Croydon for the London Overground. There’s also an extensive road network which provides close and easy access to the M25 and M23.

About the Role

Are you an enthusiastic, highly motivated and solution focused individual with experience in delivering Health and Safety services? If so, come and join our team!

In this role you will be:

  • Providing high quality, effective and efficient Health and Safety technical support and advice services to managers and employees of Sutton Council, our partnership agencies and external customers
  • Carrying out monitoring visits at our sites and those of our customers
  • Supporting managers in incident and accident investigations
  • Undertaking policy research and review, promoting best practice
  • Providing advisory H&S consultancy services and ensuring compliance

About us

You will help deliver the council's key Health and Safety advisory and support service across the council. This role forms part of the Council's Assets and Property Team and you will be an experienced Health and Safety practitioner to assist in the delivery of auditing, investigations, training, support and guidance. You will be customer focused and be influential in the development of a positive safety culture across the organisation.

About you

You will have expert knowledge of statutory requirements, Codes of Practice and current legislation relating to Health and Safety management, with great communication skills and the ability to operate effectively at all levels. You will have strong negotiation skills and you’ll be adept in handling a varied workload, joining the Council at a really exciting time for the Borough.

You will be joining a supportive, experienced and committed team. We operate a high standard of health, safety and well-being advisory services both internally and externally to public sector organisations who purchase traded health and safety services from us.

The Council is seeking an experienced and proactive Health and Safety Consultant to assist in the delivery of auditing, training, support and guidance.

Please see the Role Profile for further information and don’t hesitate to contact us for a discussion.

To be successful in the role of Health and Safety Consultant, you will be able to demonstrate the following key points:

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate or equivalent, in Occupational Health and Safety. 
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body, minimum Technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or equivalent, with a willingness to work towards graduate membership.
  • Practical or professional experience and understanding of a specialist area or supporting service teams and/or providing support to the public.

Our Offer To You

As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential and will offer you a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills. We’re constantly striving to improve our ways of working so putting your ideas across - however big or small - will be fully encouraged and supported by your colleagues and our dynamic and experienced management team.

In addition, we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff, supported by our IT infrastructure, including Google Chromebooks and Google Apps.

Employees have access to a wide range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata if part-time working hours apply)
  •  Flexi-time (Please note, this applies to roles at grades 1-9 only)
  • Comprehensive learning and development programme
  • Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities 
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Car parking scheme
  • Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
  • Zip car scheme
  • Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses
  • Confidential wellbeing and counselling support
  • Subsidised gym membership

Additional Information

We pride ourselves on being a diverse, inclusive and welcoming Borough and we aim to create a workforce which reflects the community we serve. We are respectful of difference and realise the positive value of diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority

Ethnic candidates and disabled candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce. As part of our Disability Confident Committed status, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum/essential criteria for the role.

We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, and inclusive staff networks who help drive our diversity agenda.

The UK has introduced a new points-based immigration system affecting EU and Non-EU workers and sponsorship requirements. We advise checking the GOV.UK website for right to work guidance.


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