Health & Safety Officer

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
£34,869pa with potential progression to £37,819pa
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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£34,869pa with potential progression to £37,819pa on achieving designated skills and experience

Permanent, 37 hours per week

Reference: PPPG/21/172991

Our Risk and Resilience Team provides a wide-ranging advice and support service across all areas of our business, covering health and safety, resilience and risk management.

We require an experienced Health and Safety Officer to join the team, who will be the council’s ‘competent person’ under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.  With a high level of technical expertise gained in a functionally diverse organisation, collaboration and excellent interpersonal skills are essential, as is your proven ability to influence change and develop practical and cost-effective solutions.

A commitment to supporting the council’s resilience planning and response to incidents is also required, and you will be expected to play an active role when incidents occur, as well as in planning, training and exercising.

You will be a confident and experienced professional, ideally holding a level 5 Safety qualification or equivalent (and as a minimum a level 3 NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent and studying for level 5), and with a commitment to your continuing professional development.  Frequently required to prioritise demands upon your time, you will possess excellent time management skills.  You will be used to dealing with all levels of employee, as well as senior management and elected Members and will have sound analytical and judgement forming skills.

Please apply online via the apply button.

Please read the Role Profile fully before applying for this vacancy. It is essential you refer to the Role Profile when completing your application, particularly the application questions section. You must demonstrate how you meet the criteria set out in the Role Profile and give examples to support your statements. If you do not demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role your application will be unsuccessful.

Closing date: 5th December 2021

Assessments: 9th December 2021

Interviews: 13th December 2021

Welwyn Hatfield – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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