Health and Safety Support / Data Administration Officer
£28,470 - £29,502
Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country; 72% of the borough’s population are from Black, Asian or other ethnically diverse communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area.
Boasting iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London, Newham is changing rapidly; benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all. Newham is an exciting and challenging Borough with high aspirations, committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.
With a new leadership team and a collective ethos of improvement, we want to forge a new path at Newham. Ultimately, this is about making everyday life better for over 350,000 people across the borough, as well as millions of workers and visitors.
About the role
If you love databases, excel, and manipulating datasets to provide meaningful information – this role is for you!
We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Health and Safety Support / Data Administration Officer, with excellent English language skills, to join our recently established in-house health and safety team.
As our information is stored online in a variety of databases and applications, you will be very confident and competent in using databases, extracting information to report in excel format (including graphs and tables), manipulating and comparing different datasets, setting up new users and loading new courses, files and forms. Knowledge of Power BI would be advantageous. This role will be the first point of contact for arranging training throughout the borough and will help triage accident forms.
You will have a good attention to detail and excellent written communication skills and be able to prepare agendas and reports for meetings and write up minutes.
This is an opportunity for you to begin / progress your career in health and safety by joining a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals. To compliment your learning we will provide training, starting with IOSH Managing Safely.
The closing date is 21^st August 2022 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
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The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.
The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council. With effect from 1^st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service
Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.