Senior Health and Safety Advisor

Posted 6 months ago by Surrey County Council
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £44,838 - £50,711
Sector Corporate HSE, Environmental Health & Safety, Risk management
Posted 6 months ago
Apply by Tuesday, 30 April 2019
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced health and safety advisor to support, advise and deliver excellent services across the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture Directorate.
If you are searching for a fresh challenge in a supportive, friendly team, then this could be an excellent opportunity for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate health and safety professional, to deliver an efficient, effective and flexible advisory service.
The role is based within the Strategic Risk Management team, which supports the work of children's services, schools, libraries, adult education and community learning. Our Children's Services are on a rapid change journey, with new management and innovative approaches in improving outcomes for children.
Reporting to the Strategic Risk Management Service Manager, you will be responsible for managing and monitoring health and safety across the directorate, undertaking audits, inspections and projects, as well as managing other team members.
Working with managers and teams across the council, head teachers and governors, you will provide practical advice and outcome focused solutions. An excellent communicator, with the ability to adopt a coaching style will be key to the role.
Initially, one of your key goals will be managing our traded offer to schools, developing and maintaining our school and directorate health and safety web pages. Reviewing policy and guidance documents and building a resources library.
So, as well as drawing upon your health and safety experience, you will need to demonstrate sound project management skills for this varied, exciting and stretching role.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
You hold a NEBOSH diploma (or equivalent) or are working towards it
Membership of an appropriate professional body such as IOSH
Experience in carrying out audits and inspections
An ability to communicate effectively, influencing both internal and external partners
Excellent IT skills with the ability to use Excel and PowerPoint
Strong project management or line management experience
£44,838.00 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
Additional information
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Lesley Graham 0208 541 7046 or by email at
Closing date: is 23:59 on 30th April 2019.