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Senior Health and Safety Advisor

Job Title: Senior Health and Safety Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: £45k per year
Reference: VR/24025
Contact Name: Bradley French
Contact Email: b.french@principalpeople.co.uk
Job Published: September 17, 2018 18:27

Job Description

I am currently looking for a Senior Health and Safety Advisor to join a Local Government organisation based in London.


This position offers an excellent opportunity for an individual who is seeking a role within an organisation in which no two days are the same. As the Senior Health and Safety Advisor you will be part of an organisation who is going through significant change within a role that has opportunity to work within an unbelievably varied role that will ultimately develop and diversify your experience within Health and Safety and provide you a long-lasting sense of challenge and job satisfaction. You will be the lead for Health and Safety with line management responsibilities and the autonomy to mould the way Health and Safety is managed within the business.

As the Senior Health and Safety and Advisor your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that the Health and Safety Team carry out suitable inspections and audits across the Council, while producing user friendly action plans so that required improvements can be monitored and made.
  • Working with and supporting all Departments to ensure they have robust health and safety arrangements in place. As such, will ensure there is a member of the Health and Safety Team present at each Directorate Health and Safety meeting whilst ensuring consistency in support.
  • Writing complex reports, briefing notes, procedures and work instructions on operational issues, to reconcile/resolve conflicting issues or priorities and devising, evaluating and recommending solutions.
  • To drive the health and safety agenda by providing information and leadership on health and safety topics to managers, head teachers and all levels of staff.
  • Attending case studies and acting as a witness, in court or at public enquiries and other formal hearings if required.


The ideal Senior Health and Safety Advisor will have:

  • A NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent within Occupational Health and Safety
  • A Chartered Membership with IOSH (CMIOSH)
  • A Training for Trainers Certificate
  • At least 5 years’ experience carrying out operational and strategic Health and Safety tasks within a multidiscipline organisation (Open to backgrounds with a preference for Local Authority, Education among other public sector run organisations)
  • Outgoing individual that has an approachable personality, great communication skills and most importantly a solution focused Approach. 

In return, the successful Senior Health and Safety Advisor will be offered a salary of up to £45,000 + package.  


This is an urgent requirement and we have immediate interview availability over the coming three weeks. To ensure you don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity, please reply to us today to express your interest.