Corporate Health and Safety Advisor

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£36,618 - £44,598 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care
Salary Band
£30,000 - £39,999, £40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Cultivate a safe environment for all.

Our residents are at the heart of every action, decision and thought at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Here, we believe that people-centric policies and services will ultimately lead to the best possible future for our dynamic local community, resulting in a workplace that is both innovative and creative. We apply the same mindset to how we support our workforce. It is vital that our colleagues’ needs are catered for at every turn, so our Corporate Health & Safety department plays a vital role in ensuring a happy and healthy workforce. Join this team as a health and safety advisor, and you will have the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the wellbeing of our people – while developing your skills and experience in a high performing local authority.

The Role:

You will join an experienced and friendly team who provide competent health and safety guidance, advice, and leadership to all directorates across the council. Undertaking assurance activities to ensure teams across the council are working in line with legislative requirements, policies, and procedures. You will be the lead point of contact for health and safety support to allocated directorates, as well as leading on the development and improvement of safety management arrangements for specific topics.  You will carry out and review risk assessments, develop policies and procedures, undertake inspections and audits, investigate accidents, and make appropriate recommendations. Encouraged to utilise your ideas, skills, and experience on how to do things better and continually improve, you’ll have the chance to work alongside a team who are passionate about what they do, and in the process, make life better for both our residents and our staff.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.  

About You: To join our ambitious and highly inclusive team, you will have a relevant health and safety qualification equivalent to IOSH Graduate membership with proven experience of providing specialist knowledge on a wide range of safety related disciplines. Highly organised with great attention to detail and a forward-thinking approach, you will be experienced in finding solutions to complex matters in a large multi-disciplinary organisation. With excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will have the capacity to influence and work in partnership with stakeholders both across the council, and externally to achieve desired outcomes. You will be proactive, flexible, conscientious, and able to embrace change. Crucially, you will also share our values: you will put communities at the heart of everything that you do, you will respect the opinions of others, you will work with integrity and compassion, and you will be a team player.

And in return, you will be supported to develop professionally, have access to a competitive benefits package and a great work-life balance.

Please apply online specifying in your personal statement how you meet the requirements for the role, as set out in the person specification and job description. CVs will not be considered for this application.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:


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