Are you looking for the next step in your health and safety career? Have you helped to make health and safety part of the culture of a company? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity to work in the wonderful city of Oxford, managing a team that ensure good practice in health and safety across our property services function.
Our ideal candidate would be NEBOSH qualified and evidence of continuing professional development is also essential. Experience in implementing health and safety and of managing a team in a way to ensure compliance and support improvements in the efficiency and productivity of a workforce is important. Our environment is commercial so your approach needs to contribute towards this. The role includes being the primary lead for implementing all the health and safety codes of practices and procedures and providing assurance in regards to the Council’s housing service.
Having excellent communication skills and a proactive approach is key to working in this broad exciting role Including attending partnership meetings as well as helping to deliver coaching to staff that provide the property service for the Council is also an essential and rewarding part of the role.
Interested? Then please see below on how you can apply
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Corporate Fraud’ winners 2016, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
The City Council is totally committed to having a workforce that reflects the diverse local community it serves. We particularly welcome applicants from those who are currently under-represented across the organisation at this level, such as women and individuals from the BAME communities.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Martin Shaw on 01865 252775 or email email@example.com.
We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.
Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.