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Health & Safety Advisor

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£35,496 - £38,385
Closing date
5 Aug 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health
Job role
Officer, Operative
Contract Type
Full time
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About the Job Role

 The Health and Safety Service has responsibility for the provision of competent advice and support service to all Directorates across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, including schools who subscribe to our health and safety services, in meeting their statutory and legislative duties and responsibilities in respect to all aspects of health and safety relating to employees and others that may be affected by the activities of the Council.

You will be the lead point of contact for health and safety support to allocated directorates and schools, as well as leading on the development and improvement of safety management systems, arrangements for specific topics.

You will join an experienced and friendly team who provide competent health and safety guidance, advice and support, 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.

Encouraged to utilise your ideas, skills, and experience on how to do things efficiently and effectively, as part of our service commitment to continuous improvement, you’ll have the chance to work alongside a team who are passionate about what they do and promote a safer environment for all our employees and others.

You will be involved in the development of policies, procedures Toolbox talks etc undertake inspections and audits, investigate accidents, and make appropriate recommendations

About you

As part of the Council’s commitment to provide high quality and efficient services, you will need to be an experienced competent health and safety professional with excellent knowledge and practical experience of H&S legislation and issues within a Corporate and schools environment.

You will have a relevant health and safety qualification, equivalent to IOSH Tech IOSH membership (minimum) with proven working experience of providing Health and safety knowledge on statutory compliance and a wide range of other 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.

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and able 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 and respect the opinions of others, you will work with integrity and compassion, and be a team player.

Have excellent time management skills and can prioritise and organise their workload to meet service demands and deliver a high-quality service against agreed KPI, targets and timescales.

Be proficient in the use of Microsoft office products and other electronic management systems, experienced in analysing H&S data and producing Health and safety required reports

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Gary Buten ;     0208 921 2217  


To apply please click the Apply Now link below



Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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