Health and Safety Support Assistant

London (Greater)
04 Aug 2020
16 Aug 2020
Contract Type

The Role

The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together in the shared staffing structure across both boroughs.

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Health and Safety Team at Richmond and Wandsworth Borough Councils Shared Staffing Arrangement (SSA).

The individual will play an integral role in ensuring the organisation fulfils its objectives by helping to deliver the health and safety strategy.

The individual will be of high calibre and have the ability to work autonomously with the team of qualified Health and Safety Practitioners

Key Responsibilities of the role:

  • Maintaining the accident reporting system,
  • Scheduling and controlling the inspection and training programmes,
  • Being the initial point of contact for health and safety enquiries,
  • Raising invoices and journals for payments for H&S services,
  • Ensuring appropriate evacuation procedures are in place for corporate council premises,
  • Minute taking for key H&S committees and forums.
  • This fixed term role is to provide maternity cover, but suitable training and professional development will be provided.
  • The individual should have keys skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Office packages including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Able to concentrate in a demanding environment
  • Able to disseminate key information to clients when providing advice and support

The Councils’ Central Health and Safety Team lead on ensuring legal compliance across the Councils portfolio of premises including schools, sheltered housing and public service premises.

The highly valued inspection regime is respected across all council teams and services to provide assurance to the senior and directorate management teams.

If you feel you would be suitable for this role, please note we are accepting CVs with a supporting statement

The role is fixed term to cover maternity leave and fulltime hours of 36hrs Monday to Friday. The council offers flexible working across the main sites and we operate core office hours between 10 and 4pm to provide advice and support to the departments and services.

Consideration will be given to applications with job share or part-time arrangements.

In return, we can offer you flexible working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include 36 hour working week (Full Time/ Fixed Term), working from home (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays.  In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  16th August 2020

Shortlisting Date: W/C 17th August 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 24th August 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth 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.