A key requirement of this role is to provide pragmatic and enabling workplace health and safety advice in a large, complex organisation at all levels within the structure. This is a position which involves collaborative, solution focussed working with a range of internal stakeholders, external service providers and regulatory bodies.
You’ll be exposed to a variety of demands in a fast-paced, changing landscape. Reporting directly to the Corporate Health and Safety Manager, you’ll join a small team supporting managers and staff across the council in understanding their part in workplace health and safety. You’ll be someone who understands the value of teamwork, who can work autonomously and who is highly adaptable to change.
Key areas of work are presently lone worker risk, policy, guidance, systems and training development. Coupled with providing general advice and support in a local authority setting, together with administration and attendance at departmental management meetings in your own right, you’ll utilise your experience and people-skills to best advantage in developing the safety culture.
With an open mind to innovation and change, you’ll be as comfortable engaging with directors and heads of service as you are with your closest colleague.
Responding to operational needs and keeping to timescales, being well-organised and able to prioritise, successfully managing conflicting demands and expectations of our internal clients are important requirements of the role.
You’ll hold a first degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related discipline with experience, or NEBOSH diploma or certificate, or NCRQ diploma or certificate in applied health and safety, or equivalent level qualification.
You'll have CMIOSH level membership or be GradIOSH working towards chartered membership (note – you may be required to evidence CPD and IPD activity for GradIOSH), or hold equivalent professional memberships in IIRSM. Equivalent membership of IWFM together with relevant health and safety experience may also be considered.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.