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Health and Safety Adviser
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: DCEX/23/231808
  • Published: Wed 08/03/2023, 11:43 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 05/04/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, contract for 12 months
  • Salary: Grade: PO6. £48,867 - £51,903
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Health and Safety Adviser

Health and Safety Adviser

Driven by our sense of the place and community, Waltham Forest continues to grow and prosper. Waltham Forest is London’s first Borough of Culture and 2019 MJ Council of the Year. Our opportunities are real: a new university campus, £300 million new shopping centre, 10,000 new homes over the next ten years, re-invigorating a much-loved 950-seat theatre and a new hospital at Whipps Cross.

As part of an effective Health, Safety & Wellbeing Team within the Deputy chief Executive Directorate, you will report to the Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing. You will provide practical advice, guidance, support and training to managers and staff across the Council, including schools.  You will help to develop and implement the health and safety policy and management system. To achieve this, you will have lead responsibility to provide support to at least one of our major directorates, run designated training sessions, conduct premises safety and health checks including follow up visits and support the improvement of staff wellbeing.  An ability to undertake accident investigations to develop reasonably practicable solutions that can be implemented is required.  You will hold the NEBOSH/NCRQ Diploma, or equivalent, or be working towards the qualification and have relevant experience.  You will be flexible with an ability to provide practical solutions and to influence change for health, safety and wellbeing issues.

This is a one year fixed term contract.

We offer:

  • a learning and growth opportunity, which encompasses our key values Fellowship, Opportunity, Respect, Equality and diversity, Service, Trust (FOREST)
  • enrolment on the Local Government Pension Scheme,
  • 28 days holiday rising to 31 days after 5 years of service
  • flexible working arrangements
  • access to the cycle purchase scheme
  • season ticket loan
  • discounted gym membership fee with GLL for access to our 5 leisure centres
  • family friendly policies including childcare deposit loan scheme
  • ability to buy more annual leave
  • access to a credit union
  • wellbeing support