Senior Health and Safety Officer

Location
Stockport, Greater Manchester
Salary
S01 £26,999-£31,371
Posted
25 Sep 2019
Closes
15 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Public
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Certification

Business & Corporate Services

Health & Safety, Well-being

Senior Health and Safety Officer

Senior Officer Grade 1 (Specialist Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor)

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Health, Safety & Wellbeing Adviser to join our existing team of professionals. The main purpose of the role will be to lead on projects to drive forward behavioural change within the organisation and to improve and enhance the service provided to our school based clients.

You will also contribute to the development and operational delivery of the Council`s health and safety management system. The main functions of the role will include:

  • Leading on and managing health & safety based projects.
  • Supporting managers, employees and services with health and safety issues.
  • Conducting accident investigations.
  • Planning and carrying out a programme of health and safety audits, site visits and inspections throughout Council services & schools.
  • Liaising with enforcing authorities.

The Candidate

This is a challenging opportunity which requires team players with a common sense and a preventative approach to health and safety.  The candidate will require a relevant Occupational Health & Safety qualification (Level 4 or above) or at least be working towards qualification.  Experience and specialised knowledge preferably within a local authority setting or another large multi-disciplinary service where you can evidence experience of providing operational health, safety and wellbeing advice across a wide range of services. You should be experienced in project planning and management and be able to deliver results within agreed timescales.

The candidate should be a member of a recognised professional body such the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)/Other.

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