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Corporate Risk and Safety Officer

Ashford Borough Council
Ashford, Kent
Salary from £40,533 to £45,117 pa depending on skills and experience
Closing date
27 May 2024

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We are looking for a confident communicator to act as the council’s specialist for corporate health & safety and risk management.

You will be responsible for providing guidance to our Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Corporate Directors and our Members on relevant changes in legislation relating to health & safety and insurance in the public sector and their impact on the Council, along with:

  • Supporting the administration of the accident/ incident and insurance claims recording systems (Environmental Health database) and providing relevant information to departments to aid risk management decisions.
  • Supporting and advising on the various internal health and safety committees and groups.
  • Supporting in the development and implementation of internal policies, guidance and procedures concerning health & safety and insurance.
  • Undertaking a range of interventions including monitoring, investigations, training, inspections and audits, working to improve the corporate health, safety and wellbeing performance and culture.

In order for you to be competent in this role it is essential that you have experience in working in a health & safety and risk management environment, along with having: 

  • A health & safety diploma (or equivalent)
  • Investigation skills to implement health and safety systems, oversee accident investigations and identify training needs.
  • Experience in delivering training on general health & safety and specific areas including risk assessments.
  • Experience of providing competent advice, guidance, and support to officers and managers on all operational health, safety and wellbeing issues.
  • Knowledge of Legislation relating to insurance and health & safety.
  • Ability to persuade and influence in challenging circumstances.
  • Having the ability to display sensitivity, tact and diplomacy in all situations.

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For an informal discussion about the role please contact Natalie Pearce, Safety and Wellbeing Manager on 01233 330304.

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Please ensure that you have received confirmation of a submitted application once completed. For any assistance in completing the application form, please email

Hybrid Working - We are an organisation that puts people first and understands how important employee wellbeing is. We want to help you to balance your working life and home life and offer flexible ways of working to help structure your life in a positive and productive way; both at home and in the office. This maximises personal development and collaborative working.     

Competitive remuneration package - We offer an excellent salary linked pension scheme, generous annual leave with flexi time, free life insurance, supportive relocation package and opportunities for training and development.

Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide

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