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Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor

Employer
Leicestershire County Council
Location
County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RA
Salary
£37,410 - £40,083 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you a Health, Safety and Wellbeing professional looking for a varied role where you can really make a difference?  

We’re looking for a Health and Safety Advisor to join our Corporate Team. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our friendly and dedicated Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team, part of a wider People Services Team awarded PPMA Public Sector Team of the Year in 2021.

About the Role

Note: Please indicated within your supporting statement if you wish to be considered for the full time or part time position or both.

The Corporate HS&W Advisor role involves working directly with a range of services within LCC. These services vary from social care, schools, libraries, offices, and to parks, highways, and recycling centres, the broad range of services creates an exciting opportunity for someone looking to expand their H&S experience.

You will carry out health and safety audits, inspections, and accident investigations, across our sites, and will provide advice to managers within dedicated departments to undertake their health and safety duties and responsibilities. You will also be involved in exciting project work such as developing and delivering health and safety training, health and safety campaigns, implementation of the Council’s health and safety management system and updating policies and documentation.

You will be supported by a Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor and the Corporate Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager, along with a team of other advisors.

The service, which is ISO45001 certified, sits within People Services, winners PPMA Public Sector Team of the Year Award 2021, meaning we work closely with Human Resources, Organisational Development and Learning and Development teams. The corporate and traded teams work closely together creating a supportive environment for staff to develop their knowledge and experience from each other.

This is a great opportunity for you to develop your expertise through exposure to a broad range of work and variety of work environments and challenges.

About You

The post is available as a combination of office and home working and involves travel to Council sites across Leicestershire. 

  • You'll have a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 3) or equivalent qualification. 
  • You'll have IOSH Technical Membership.
  • You'll have experience of undertaking health, safety, and wellbeing activities, including good knowledge and understanding of hazards, risks and control measures that can be applied to a broad range of service areas.
  • You'll have knowledge and understanding of ISO45001.
  • You'll be able to write accurate and concise health and safety reports using template documents.
  • You'll be a strong, concise, and effective communicator at all levels, including ability to deliver Health and Safety training.
  • You'll be able to demonstrate a fluent understanding of ICT programmes including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

This role will require regular travel across Leicestershire, so a valid driving licence, access to a vehicle and business use insurance is required. However, reasonable adjustments will always be considered for applicants with a disability.

You must also have an understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations. 

We would also expect you to share our commitment to our values and will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the interview process.

In return, we can offer you an excellent benefits package including:

  • a generous annual leave allowance (minimum of 26 days plus bank holidays)
  • access to the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • support with your ongoing professional development
  • access to an employee wellbeing service
  • an employee discount and benefit scheme. 

Interested in Flexible Working?

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below. This may include requests for term-time working, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/remote working, etc.

Every role within the Council has a defined working style which determines where they can work. The worker category applicable to this post is detailed in the above advert. You can find out more about our worker categories in the Our Working Styles page on our career site.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact:

Amy Walling - Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor 

Telephone: 0116 305 0894

Email: amy.walling@leics.gov.uk 

How to Apply

Leicestershire County Council is an inclusive organisation which is on a journey to embed and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion at every level. We warmly welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, as having a diverse workforce with different perspectives and ideas is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our communities. We particularly welcome applicants from Ethnically Diverse and LGBTQ+ communities and people with disabilities to create a balanced workforce and one that reflects the communities we serve. Applicants with a disability who meet the criteria listed in the 'About You' section above will be offered an interview under the Disability Confident Employer Scheme.

To apply for this job, please click on 'Apply Now'. You will need to upload a supporting statement as part of your application which explains how you meet the criteria listed in the 'About You' section above. For more information, see the How to Apply section on our career site.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Employee Service Centre: https://emss.freshdesk.com/support/home. 

By applying for this post, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. 

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