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Health and Safety Advisor

As a Health and Safety Advisor, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees, visitors, and the community. You will work closely with various departments to develop and implement safety policies, procedures, and practices while fostering a safety-first culture within Northamptonshire.

£15.10 - £17.10 per hour PAYE.

Monday - Friday, 37 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement health and safety policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Conduct risk assessments and audits to identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Collaborate with various departments to provide expert guidance on health and safety matters.
  • Investigate accidents and incidents, and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Provide training and awareness programs to employees on health and safety best practices.
  • Stay up-to-date with health and safety regulations and industry best practices.
  • Monitor and report on health and safety performance to management.

Essential Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 3); level 3 Health and Safety NVQ, NCRQ Certificate in Applied Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Hold Technical Safety Practitioner membership of IOSH or evidence of equivalent status / experience

Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven HSW knowledge and experience within a local authority with a good understanding of risk management initiatives and wellbeing issues
  • Experience of working with managers, employees and trade unions at all levels.
  • Experience of interpreting and advising upon the impact of new legislation
  • Proven experience as a health and safety adviser within an organisation with a wide variety of health and safety risks
  • Experience of developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Experience of working with managers, employees and trade unions at all levels.
  • Up to date knowledge of health and safety legislation and best practice and
  • knowledge of effective health and safety management systems
  • Proven experience of undertaking audits, inspections, and accident investigations
  • Experience of developing health and safety guidance and providing advice on a
  • wide range of health and safety issues
  • Experience of supporting projects and /or workstreams and advising on HSW matters
  • Demonstrable experience of and commitment to diversity
  • Experience of working in partnership with trade unions
  • Knowledge of GDPR

Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of health and safety issues relevant within the council
  • Ability to influence and challenge line managers across the organisation
  • Ability to deliver effective presentations to individuals or groups and facilitate workshops and events
  • Able to work successfully as part of a team and also autonomously when required to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Able to form effective and constructive working relationships with colleagues and managers.
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft Windows packages, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret HSW information and adapt advice and actions accordingly.

How to Apply:

If you are a passionate health and safety advisor , and you are ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role, we would love to hear from you, apply directly now, or call us on 0161 241 0370, for more information.

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