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Health & Safety Adviser

North Tyneside Council
North Tyneside
£37,568 - £41,591
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Job Role
Health & Safety Advisor
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Diploma
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Grade 10 £37,568 - £41,591 per annum

37 Hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Health and Safety Adviser to join our established team here at North Tyneside Council.

Working as part of the team with other health and safety professionals you will provide technical expertise and guidance to Directors and Managers across a diverse portfolio of council buildings and service areas including our school-based clients across North Tyneside who buy into our services.

Ideally you will have post qualification experience gained within the commercial, local government or education sectors.

The successful candidate will:

  • provide specialist and technical health and safety advice to managers and employees of the council, its partners, North Tyneside schools, as well as trade unions.
  • lead on complex health and safety issues, researching and designing appropriate solutions and initiatives which fit with the council’s core values whilst enabling the organisation and its clients to enact their statutory obligations under health and safety law.
  • actively contribute to the development, implementation, management and review of our health and safety management systems.
  • be able to develop and deliver engaging and informative training.
  • promote and drive forward a positive health and safety culture.
  • attend and represent the team and the council at local and national meetings and forums.

Qualifications required: NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent.

You will need to have excellent communication and IT skills, be an enthusiastic and adaptable team player, and be able to build strong and lasting relationships with a range of people across the council.

You will need to be able to work in locations across the borough as necessary, in combination with office-based working at our Quadrant East and Killingworth sites as well as the option for home working, flexible to the needs of the service.

For an informal discussion please contact Anthony Laing, Senior Occupational Health and Safety Manager, on 07812 484 012 or email

In return for your valuable contribution, you will have access to our excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (for contracts of 3 months or more)
  • A supportive Occupational Sick Pay scheme
  • A generous annual leave allowance, which increases with service, plus bank holidays
  • A range of flexible working and leave options, including part-time working, to support work/life balance (subject to business requirements)
  • Access to Occupational Health services including physiotherapy and counselling
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme which includes a telephone helpline and extensive online resources for support and advice
  • Extensive training and development opportunities including access to our Learning Pool online platform
  • Supportive career progression
  • Discounted membership of our Leisure Centres including 5 gyms; 4 pools; 2 spas and over 250 classes every week
  • The Benefits Plus Scheme, enabling salary sacrifice for Car Leasing; Cycle to Work; additional annual leave; public transport season tickets and professional subscriptions
  • Credit Union Savings Scheme
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