- Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
- Reference: orbis/TP/145282/31016
- Published: Mon 27/02/2023, 0:00 AM
- Closing on: Wed 12/04/2023, 0:00 AM
- Working Pattern: Full Time
- Hours: 37
- Salary: £30,151 - £34,723
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Stanmer Workshop, Stanmer Park, Brighton
Health & Safety Officer
Do you have experience working across multiple sites or depots promoting and ensuring compliance with health and safety policies? Do you have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence front line, operational staff?
If so, your role as a talented and motivated Health & Safety Officer within the busy City Parks service may be of interest to you.
About the role
As a Health & Safety Officer, you will have a key role in making sure everyone abides by the health and safety policy put in place by the council. Also, to ensure that facilities and equipment are used as they are intended. You will identify, create and deliver Health & Safety training to staff in City Parks to improve safety and the services we deliver to residents and visitors to the city.
This is a time of real change for City Environmental Management – a modernisation programme is underway, our renewed focus on learning and development will play a key role in making a real and sustainable difference to our organisation.
You will have the skills and ability to work with a range of individual employees to make sure they understand the importance of Health and Safety.
You will use your communication and interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with Trade Unions and colleagues within City Environmental Management, across the wider organisation and with external stakeholders.
You will be responsible for analysing and identifying health and safety issues within the City Parks service and working with management and operational teams to implement appropriate solutions through training, process change and compliance.
You will use your knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation and best practice to ensure action is targeted where it is most needed.
The successful Health and Safety Officer will have:
- NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
- Proven experience in a similar role
For an informal discussion, please contact Robert Walker, Head of City Parks, email@example.com or Andy Buck, Health & Safety Business Partner, City Environmental Management, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview date: TBC
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.