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Health and Safety Advisor

The States of Guernsey
Guernsey (GB) (GG)
£60,385 - £63,762
Closing date
10 Apr 2024

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

If you're an experienced Health and Safety professional with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for engaging and supporting others on a journey of continuous improvement you might be the perfect person to take on the role of Health and Safety Advisor within Education Operations.

This is an interesting, varied and rewarding post which offers the opportunity not only to deliver positive benefits for service users but also for personal and professional development. The scope of the role extends across all business units under the direct control of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, which includes schools, support services, museums, ancient monuments, a leisure centre and an archives service. You'll also be part of a group of committeed and decicated individuals working in this area across the States of Guernsey, so there may be opportunities for cross-Committee working. 

The Health and Safety Advisor will have four main areas of work, broadly outlined as: 1. To drive improvements in Health and Safety management systems, processes and procedures across the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture’s operations in line with the States of Guernsey Health and Safety Directive, best practice and legal obligations. 2. To identify and implement appropriate risk control measures and training to minimise the exposure of staff, service users and members of the public to hazards that could affect their Health, or Safety. 3. To ensure that sufficient and appropriate compliance checks are undertaken, identify any areas for improvement, provide appropriate guidance/direction/oversight and review/revise policies/procedures as appropriate. 4. To monitor accidents, incidents and near misses, undertaking investigations of as required and provide meaningful and informative reporting to the Senior Leadership Team and Committee members. Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role. Job Description  

We offer a full relocation package which includes interview and relocation travel, this is in addition to our competitive pay.

Terms and conditions apply to relocation package, travel and employment permits.

Please click on the links below to find out more about living and working in Guernsey.

Employment Permit Information

Relocation Information 2022

Contact: Jon Williams, Deputy Head of Education Operations on tel. (01481) 223131 or email:

We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role. Please do not email a CV to the contact shown above, applications should be submitted online. If you are unable to complete an online application please contact the Recruitment Team.

Closing Date: 10 April 2024

Candidates will need to upload a copy of their most up to date CV detailing full employment, voluntary work, and education history (along with the awarding body of any qualifications).  The CV should include reasons for any gaps in employment.  Candidates should also attach supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role. The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The supporting information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.

Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.

The States of Guernsey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults.

Appointment to this role will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks being received and some candidates will be required to undertake enhanced and additional pre-employment checks. 

Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements of the role sufficiently they may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.

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