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Health and Safety Manager - Corporate

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
£50,512 - £59,570 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
26 May 2024

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  • Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils - Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX
  • £50,512 - £59,570 per annum (pro rata for part time)
  • Full Time, 37 hours per week
  • Permanent

Full time, part time and job share opportunities will be considered.

What we are looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and influential Health and Safety Manager to lead the Councils Health and Safety activities. 

To be successful, you will need to share our values, commitment, and motivation to really make a difference for our districts.

About the role

We have made continued progress both in the operational delivery of Health and Safety activity and in positively developing the culture towards Health and Safety within the organisation. 

We are now looking to take this to the next level with a manager who wants to be fully supported to develop their career aspirations as they contribute to the delivery of our core objectives.

Working in a beautiful part of Suffolk, you will continue to shape our Health and Safety service and help to further develop a positive Health and Safety culture across the organisation. 

You will be given the freedom to manage a small team with a Health and Safety Officer and dedicated admin support, working across the organisation as you report to and are supported by the Head of Public Protection.

About you

A Graduate or Chartered member of IOSH, or equivalent recognised body, you will hold a NEBOSH, National (or higher) Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety.  

We know you will be able to demonstrate the necessary experience, skills and current industry understanding to perform the role as required to be compliant with all statutory legislation. 

We will support your own personal development and we anticipate you will be motivated by developing your team and engaging with colleagues across the organisation, as well as your own career goals. 

You are likely to understand and embrace new technology and digital solutions and be able to make best use of them in managing your services, interpreting data and communicating with colleagues across the organisation. 

You will also be adept at working collaboratively with contractors, training providers, suppliers and other stakeholders for the success of the service.

About us

Working together across our Councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy, and communities for our districts. We believe that the heart of Suffolk is an incredibly special place to live and work. With picturesque market towns, 60 conservation areas and with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within our districts, it is little wonder that we are consistently within the top 50 places to live in the UK.


  • Great opportunities for learning and development.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 26 days a year, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Competitive Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Wellbeing Support Programme.
  • Employee Assist Programme.
  • Health Care Options.

For more information, please visit our Employee Benefits page (suffolkjobsdirect,org).

Our ways of working

Work is what we do, not where we go! We are committed to working in a more Hybrid way, with a mix of office, home, and remote based working (Business needs permitting). This has worked well for us and is something we will be continuing with.

We are committed to supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, supporting and enabling our people to deliver the best possible service for our residents.

For more information

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification (pdf) before applying for this job opportunity.

If you wish to discuss the hybrid working approach for this role, or for an informal discussion, please contact Tracy Howard, Head of Public Protection, by either calling 01449 724845 or emailing

Closing date: 5 pm, 26 May 2024.

When applying, please ensure: 

  • that you complete the application form as fully as possible with your employment and educational history as shortlisting will be based upon the application form and supporting statement only.
  • your statement indicates how you meet each of the criteria in the ‘Person Profile’ section of the Job Description/Person Specification (JDPS).

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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