Are you a Health, Safety and Wellbeing professional looking for a varied role where you can really make a difference?
We’re looking for two Advisors to support our Corporate and Traded Services customers with a wide range of challenges.
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
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor – Corporate Team
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 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.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor – Traded Services Team
A highly motivated and dynamic team acting as consultants, auditors and trainers. Our growth is based on exceptional service and therefore we require the best people.
Working for our traded service we work with clients in education, county, district and parish councils. We also work with clients in the culture and leisure sectors, construction, warehousing, ALMO’s and other commercial sectors.
Our main client base is in education so knowledge of this sector would be a distinct advantage, however applicants with a broad base of knowledge will also be considered.
This is a great opportunity to develop your expertise to a range of work including risk assessments, workplace inspections, audits and advisory work. You’ll also act as a duty officer, carry out staff training, update H&S information and pitch to academies and other clients for the provision of H&S services.
You will contribute to a mix of group and individual projects, working with our large and experienced team from diverse work backgrounds.
In both roles 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.
The post is available as a combination of office and home working. You will be required to visit Council sites across the county, and potentially further afield if working within the Traded team.
- 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 (potentially further afield in the Traded Services team), so a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle are required. However, reasonable adjustments will always be considered for applicants with a disability.
Please indicate on your application if you have a preference for our Corporate or Traded Services Team.
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 - Corporate
Telephone: 0116 305 0894
Philip Broughton - Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor - Traded
Telephone: 0116 305 3950
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.
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About Leicestershire County Council
Leicestershire County Council is a Stonewall Top 100, Disability Confident, Menopause Friendly, Mindful Employer, Fostering Friendly, Forces Friendly, and Cycle Friendly organisation. In August 2021, we also signed up to the Race at Work Charter. We are strongly committed to promoting equality and opportunity, championing employee wellbeing and investing in staff training and development.
Our aim is to work with communities and partners to deliver public services that make Leicestershire the best possible place to live and work for everyone. Our employees play a key role in supporting this goal and helping us deliver the vital services we provide to the people of Leicestershire.
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