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Corporate Health & Safety Advisor
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9870
  • Published: Thu 01/04/2021, 17:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/04/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,033 to £37,132 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Corporate Health & Safety Advisor

Team: Corporate Health and Safety Team

Job Family: Enabling CBG11

Salary: £34,033 to £37,132 per annum

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Base Location: Shefford

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 18th April 2021

Interview Date: Tuesday 4th May 2021

More about the role:

Here in the Corporate Health and Safety Team, we give guidance on occupational health and safety to staff across the council. By keeping our workforce safe and well, we’re making sure they can give residents 100%. As a Corporate Health and Safety Advisor, you’ll be at the heart of our work, helping our managers and head teachers to minimise risks to their teams. With the chance to make a difference to employees – and therefore the 290,000-strong community they serve – you can find your greatness and do something amazing for our region.

As part of a small and supportive team, you’ll work as an ambassador, providing expert advice on all kinds of matters including the more ‘traditional’ areas of accident reporting, DSE, lone working and work from height, to the more ‘topical’ of COVID-19. With close attention to detail and a pragmatic approach, you’ll support the development of high quality communications and briefings, risk assessments, guidance and action plans. Alongside monitoring council services, you’ll have the chance to take a lead within projects and programmes, working closely with key partners like Facilities Management and Information Technology. This isn’t just an opportunity to work with departments ranging from schools to social care, waste and transport. You’ll also get to be part of a team that’s committed, enthusiastic and keen to keep on learning.

To join us, you must hold a minimum of a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (or equivalent health and safety qualification). You’ll also need a full, valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle, as the role will involve conducting visits across the county. You’ll have given health and safety support before, confidently advising staff at all levels across a diverse range of services. Your expertise should cover a broad range of health and safety topics, with experience of conducting audits, inspections and incident investigations. You’ll be a researcher, listener, author and explainer, able to communicate health and safety in a non-technical, comprehensible and compelling way. You’ll also be a fantastic people person; with a friendly, consultative approach, you’ll inspire staff council-wide to act on your guidance. If this sounds like you and you are organised, IT literate and prepared to support or lead, you could play a big part in keeping our people safe and well. 

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, agile working and the chance to learn and progress. Make a difference to the lives of hundreds of staff and you could find your greatness. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Corporate Health and Safety Advisor

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Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a pre-interview selection activity, to be submitted by email no later than Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd May 2021.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact:

Until Friday 9th April: Duncan Smith, Corporate Health and Safety Advisor at duncan.smith@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or on 0300 300 5839.

From Monday 12th April: Lee Butler, Corporate Health and Safety Manager at lee.butler@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or on 0300 300 6793.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx

How to Apply

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Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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