Health & Safety Adviser

26 Apr 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Health & Safety Adviser on a 3 months contract with a possibility of an extension.

Purpose of the role -

* To work with managers / heads of service to develop and deliver innovative health and safety solutions to ensure organisational compliance with all relevant health and safety legislation.

* To promote health and safety best practice and innovation amongst managers and staff across the Council to ensure the safe delivery of all services.


* Provide advice on a range of complex health and safety issues, analysing and defining problems to recommend solutions.

* Monitor, review and investigate incidents to propose controls to prevent a reoccurrence.

* Review health and safety management systems within directorates, including monitoring the ongoing application and advising on the effectiveness of these.

* Build and develop strong working partnerships e.g. with managers, heads of service, property managers, trade unions, specialists and external contacts/providers in order to mitigate risk. Be an ambassador for the health and safety function in these interactions.

* Coach and facilitate the acquisition and development of skills and knowledge in others so that they are better equipped to be self-reliant in dealing with health, safety and well-being issues, particularly in health and safety risk management, and to include training where appropriate.

* Lead and implement self-contained projects or components of larger projects in order to deliver organisational objectives as well as enabling appropriate changes in health and safety policy or practice to take place.

* Produce and deliver health and safety update reports for directorate safety committees as required


* NEBOSH Diploma or NVQ 4 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice/NVQ5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice.

* Corporate member of IOSH or working towards this.

* Experience of devising and delivering safety policies and procedures.

* Understanding of and ability to lead in both specialist and operational safety activities across a large and complicated organisation.

* Experience of advising managers, employees and key stakeholders and interpreting a range of complex occupational health and safety issues.

* Background in health and safety in either a generalist or specialist environment. Examples of specialisms include asbestos, construction, DSE, fire, water hygiene and the development and implementation of safety management systems.

* Ability to undertake health and safety inspections, audits, risk assessments and accident investigation and produce reports on the findings of these.

To get more information about this role and how to apply please contact Prabhakar (phone number removed)