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Operational Health and Safety Adviser

Operational Health and Safety Adviser

Staffordshire County Council

£36,648 - £41,418

Full Time, Permanent

Location: Stafford, United Kingdom

REF: staffscc/TP/120/1760

Job Introduction

The Staffordshire Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service is a team of professionals encompassing the areas health and safety, fire safety and occupational health.  We offer responsive and supportive advice, guidance and training to our services and colleagues within the council and also schools and academies as part of our traded offer. As a team we are innovative, creative and motivated and we strive to continually develop health and safety standards across our organisation.  

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service to drive the health and safety culture forward within a work environment that offers variety and responsibility across a broad range of services.

You will advise, monitor, and provide practical support to council services, schools and academies. This role will include advising on the risk management arrangements around highways infrastructure and the management of construction and maintenance work alongside other general health and safety support.

This vacancy may close early if we find the right candidate so please apply as soon as you can. 

Main Responsibility

Providing professional health, safety and wellbeing advice and guidance to County Council Service Managers/Head Teachers and customers.

Carrying out Health, Safety and Wellbeing audits and providing reports. 

Promotion of risk assessment principles and active accident prevention.

Contribute to continuously improving standards in line with legislative changes and best practice. 

To assist and support managers with the development and monitoring of health and safety in their teams.

Deliver and assist in the development of training across all aspects of health and safety. 

Act as the key advisor to a nominated areas of responsibility (service, business unit or school).

Lead on, or participate in, allocated project work.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have previous experience within a health and safety role, be qualified at NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent and hold corporate membership of IOSH.

Experience of advising on practical application of CDM Regulations 2015 are essential to this role.

Your previous experience working within an organisation who undertake Highways working and/or Construction activities would be advantageous.

You will also need to have experience of carrying out audits, inspections, accident investigations and implementing health and safety policies and procedures alongside experience in delivering health and safety training.  

The environment is complex and presents unique challenges, so we are looking for an effective communicator who will be able to influence and use their initiative to ensure health and safety compliance and continual improvement.

This role requires the ability to travel across Staffordshire and occasionally outside of Staffordshire. 

For more information or an informal chat please contact Justine Acheson, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager at

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