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Health & Safety Manager - Housing

London Borough of Southwark
£51,099 - £58,197
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Southwark Council are seeking an enthusiastic Health and Safety Managers, with wide ranging skills and experience to join our centralised team and help transform Health and Safety across the whole of the Council.

Key to this role is the ability to build strong and collaborative relationships with people across all areas of the Council, your inclusive approach will really engage with people and help us drive our new health and safety team forward. Your knowledge, skills, personality and gravitas will enable you to respond to challenges through negotiation and influence, gaining the support and confidence of heads of departments, stakeholders and external parties.

You must be able to demonstrate sound management experience in H&S processes and procedures in accordance with recognised standards and have a real appetite for change, ongoing improvement and transformation. You will be resilient, pragmatic and confident in decision making, an effective problem solver, self-motivated and able to identify and make recommendations for service improvements.

You will enjoy presenting to mixed groups and are experienced in the delivery of training - for example IOSH recognised health and safety training packages.

About you

Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent qualification in health and safety management discipline, hold or be working towards Chartered Membership of the Institute of Occupation Safety and Health and have considerable experience of delivering health and safety in the public sector or a similar environment. Previous experience working within the housing sector would be advantageous.

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise, which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

Application Details

Applicants are required to provide supporting statement that sets out your motivation for applying for this role, and why you think your skills and experience make you suitable for the role. This should be no more than two sides of A4.

Benefits and more information:

Recruitment timetable

Application closing date: 11:59 PM on 19 February 2024.

Interview date: 28 February 2024.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care.
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition.


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