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Health and Safety Advisor

Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets, London (Greater)
£45,594 - £48,576
Closing date
16 Aug 2021

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Job Details

Vacancy Reference Number: R-245

Closing Date: 16th August 2021


Directorate:         Place

Division:               Public Realm

Section:                Environmental Health

Team:                   Health and Safety

Grade:                  Grade K £45,594 - £48,576

Contract Type:    Permanent

Number of Posts: 1

Hours per week:  35


Benefits and Allowances

We offer a 35 hour week with the option to earn flexi time and approximately 6 weeks paid holiday depending on your public service experience.

Role Purpose

As a Health and Safety Advisor, use your skills and experience to support and advise on health and safety compliance across all Council Services and activities, carry out audits, inspections, accident investigations and complaints. Develop and review policies and procedures for health, safety and welfare across the Council.

Key Responsibilities

Provide a comprehensive health and safety advisory and support service to the Council with regards to all strategic and operational issues, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements for health, safety and welfare.


The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience of working at a senior level within a health and safety unit in a large organisation. As a minimum to have achieved the NEBOSH Diploma part 2, or NVQ level 4 or 5 in Occupational Health and Safety, or first degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management etc. and thereby hold Chartered membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) Or to hold the EHORB registration certificate. 

Additional Information

Tower Hamlets is a fascinating borough, a multi-cultural community steeped in history. The contrasts and challenges in Environmental Health work is vast. Our Service is forward looking and has many exciting challenges to face.  

We are looking for an experienced Officer to carry out the full range of duties including:-    


Accident/incident investigations

Provision of training


This is a unique opportunity and we are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to help deliver on our key strategic objectives.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact David Tolley, Head of Environmental Health & Trading Standards on 020 7364 6724 or Edward Farrelly, Team Manager 07912 480 686

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Tower Hamlets Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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