Health & Safety Advisor

Barnsley Council
Barnsley - S70 2DR
£38,296 - £41,496 per annum
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

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Barnsley Council are seeking an experienced Health & Safety Advisor to join the team based in Barnsley. You will be working on a permanent basis (37 hours per week) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £38,296 - £41,496 per annum.

The Health & Safety Advisor role:

As we make big changes and improvements, our commitment to the health and safety of everyone who lives or works here or visits us will remain constant. We’re seeking someone to help us make sure of it – someone to help us to continually improving practice, so we can keep and employees, service users and communities safe. 

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.

Shape a better future with us

We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people and this year been again awarded the RoSPA Gold Award (our 21st) and a distinction in the British Safety Council International Safety Awards.  Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.

Your role in our journey

As a Health and Safety Advisor you’ll provide specialist support to a wide range of council services and external organisations. We’re seeking someone to support making sure we comply with all legislation, guidance and appropriate practice in relation to health and safety across our diverse services (including schools).  You will support a range of people with advice and guidance, and assist to develop our certificated management systems and arrangements, deliver IOSH accredited training and be an integral business partner to our services.  As part of a wider team responsible for emergency planning, in the event of incidents and emergencies, you will directly be involved in the Council’s response be it an incident affecting communities or the Council (for this occasional work outside normal office hours will be required and the post is part of a standby duty rota).

What you’ll need

To join us, you’ll need to have completed relevant level 6 (or above) specialist training and qualifications and be a Chartered Member of IOSH.  You’ll bring to the role a strong track record of achievement, including providing advice and guidance to managers and external agencies; developing and implementing policies, procedures and plans; developing, producing and presenting effective information and training; developing risk assessments and multi-service working.  Applications would be particularly welcomed from those with a premises management/construction background or experience.

A lot to look forward to

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So, we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.

Closing date: Friday 7th April 2023

If you think this role is for you then we would very much welcome your application, apply now to become our Health & Safety Advisor.

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