Health and Safety Advisor

Posted 8 months ago by Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £37,554 - £42,651
Sector Corporate HSE, Environmental Health & Safety
Posted 8 months ago
Apply by Sunday, 14 July 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for three experienced Health and Safety Advisors to become part of the team to provide a professional health and safety advisory service to the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire police forces.

One post will be located in each of the three counties and, in addition to supporting that county’s police force, will provide support to the three force collaborated approach to health and safety management. Ideal applicants will be able to demonstrate a passion for bringing health and safety management to life, through providing the highest level of service to our officers, staff, volunteers and visitors. 

The nature of policing means that these roles offer a unique opportunity to develop the successful applicant’s professional knowledge and competency within a varied and safety critical environment, dealing with issues as diverse as operational policing and custody, alongside some of the more traditional health and safety advisor functions of inspection, audit, training delivery and accident management.

Applicants must have a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent and ideally be a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) or a Graduate member of IOSH (Grad IOSH). They must also have wide ranging health and safety experience along with knowledge and/or practice of effective health and safety management strategies, auditing and implementing best practice.

Success in this role requires excellent interpersonal and written skills along with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation. Effective time management and IT skills are also essential in order to achieve in this role. Previous experience of health and safety in the police or emergency services would be an advantage. 

Applicants will need to have a driving licence as the post holders will be required to travel extensively within the area covered by the three forces.

The role provides a varied and interesting workload with flexibility to plan your own diary.

Further information on the post can be obtained from Fiona NUNN via

To apply for the above post please email your C.V. accompanied by a covering letter to In your e-mail please quote reference PS/445/BCH.

*** Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.