Senior Health and Safety Specialist

Posted 5 months ago by Wokingham Borough Council
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £37,200
Sector Environmental Health & Safety, Public Sector
Posted 5 months ago
Apply by Sunday, 22 September 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time (30 hours per week) Senior Health & Safety Specialist at Wokingham Borough Council.  As part of a small team your drive and enthusiasm will make a significant contribution across a diverse range of local authority services including education.  Managing risk in a sensible and proportionate way is key to all that we do as a Council and your specialism will enable, empower and support the organisation to do just that.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting and developing the Council’s health and safety and risk management strategies
  • Developing health and safety policy and management systems
  • Conducting periodic Health and Safety reviews and assurance checks to ensure compliance
  • Leading corporate investigations into significant accident and incidents determining suitable remedial action to prevent recurrences
  • Acting as the subject matter expert in the development and delivery of health and safety training

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent together with membership of an appropriate professional body e.g. Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is essential
  • Previous work experience in a similar role along with a track record of having successfully identified areas for improvement and implementing safety initiatives
  • Strong working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and good practice including its practical application within an occupational setting
  • The ability to operate and influence at a strategic level, capable of ‘seeing the bigger picture’ and working corporately
  • Approachable and engaging communicator with excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Self-starter with sound IT skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to juggle priorities and work flexibly within a dynamic environment

A current driving licence along with access to a suitable vehicle for use during your duties is essential.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible working
  • 30 days holiday (pro rata) plus Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Excellent pension package
  • Discounted car parking and leisure centre membership
  • Friendly working environment

Salary: up to full time equivalent £46,500 (£37,200 pro rata)

Act now and don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to join our dynamic specialist Health & Safety Team helping to shape Wokingham Borough Council’s future occupational health and safety strategy.

Wokingham Borough Council has a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates that have a declared disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role.  Please make this clear in your covering letter if this applies to you.

Please send your C.V. and covering letter to: