Health and Safety Advisor
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/11090
  • Published: Fri 13/11/2020, 12:43 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/12/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 - £39,246 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames

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Health and Safety Advisor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced health and safety advisor to support, advise and deliver excellent services across the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture Directorate.

If you are searching for a fresh challenge in a supportive, friendly team, then this could be an excellent opportunity for you. We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and passionate health and safety professional, to deliver an efficient, effective and flexible advisory service.

The role is based within the Strategic Risk Management team, which supports the work of children’s services, schools, libraries, adult education and cultural services. We are entering an exciting time, streamlining and expanding our health and safety systems across our organisation.

Reporting to the senior health and safety advisor, you will assist in managing and monitoring health and safety across the directorate, contributing to the annual audit programme as well as developing, reviewing and promoting directorate health and safety policies and guidance.

Working with managers and teams across the Council, head teachers and governors, you will provide practical advice and outcome focused solutions. An excellent communicator, with the ability to adopt a coaching style will be key to the role.

Initially, one of your key goals will be managing and expanding our traded offer to schools, developing and maintaining our external web pages and team SharePoint area.

So, as well as drawing upon your health and safety experience, you will need to demonstrate sound project management skills for this varied, exciting and stretching role.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • You hold a NEBOSH National General Certificate or equivalent, in Occupational Health and Safety, with Technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, and a willingness to work towards graduate membership
  • Strong IT skills using a range of different applications including MS Office and database management systems, with a proven ability to learn new applications.
  • Experience and ability to write policy documents
  • Experience and ability to develop and deliver training
  • Experience in carrying out audits and inspections
  • Ability to be creative and dynamic, with an innovative attitude to problem solving
  • Able to communicate effectively, influencing both internal and external partners.
  • Strong project management experience.

Please refer to the job description below for more information.

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The Strategic Risk Management team are currently based in County Hall Kingston Upon Thames, but the Council are moving to agile working, so the ability to work from home and other buildings throughout the county is essential.

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For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

For an informal discussion contact Lydia Stanley 07800 512475 or by email

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Closing date: 6th December 2020

Interview date: 18th December 2020

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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