Health and Safety Advisor

Posted 10 months ago by Herefordshire Council
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £28221.00\£32233.00
Sector Corporate HSE
Posted 10 months ago
Apply by Wednesday, 14 November 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Health and Safety professional to join our team at Herefordshire Council. You will work alongside the Health, Safety & Resilience Manager to lead a comprehensive Health and Safety advisory service, providing practicable and business focussed health and safety advice to Council managers and leaders, across our corporate teams and Council maintained schools. 

We are looking for an experienced health and safety practitioner with a genuine interest in the wellbeing of people. You should have excellent people skills, sound judgement and have the ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously. You will also be able to deliver complex advice with credibility. 

The role offers a mix of strategic and operational work, supporting managers of all levels throughout the Council and schools. You will be values orientated, solutions focused and have a collaborative ‘can do’ work style. 

You should be able to facilitate the maintenance of an embedded safety management system, working in compliance with appropriate legislation and best practice. A key element of the role will be to collate, analyse and report data and statistics and act as primary advisor to Herefordshire Council. 

You will hold a NEBOSH National Diploma or equivalent and will have proven experience of working as a Health & Safety Advisor (or equivalent) along with experience of providing professional guidance at management and executive levels. 

You should be an excellent communicator and have the confidence to deliver training, work independently and influence senior managers and school leaders. 

We are a small team where we value and appreciate everyone’s contribution. This is a great opportunity for a future Health and Safety Manager to take a lead and make a real difference. 

Please note the role will require regular participation in the Council’s emergency planning duty officer on call rota overnight, at weekends and over bank holidays for which an allowance will be paid. The ability to travel between council sites on a daily basis is also essential. 

For further information, please contact: 

Ian Baker, Health, Safety & Resilience Manager on 01432 260223 or 

Tracey Sampson, Head of HR on
Benefits with Herefordshire Council 
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time) 
Pension: LGS pension scheme 

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role. 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must apply online for this vacancy, we do not accept emailed CV’S. 

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria of the job are guaranteed an interview. 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at:


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