Salary range: £44,628 - £47,661 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
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 and to schools. This is a position which involves collaborative, solution focussed working with a range of internal stakeholders, external service providers and regulatory bodies. Excellent soft skills are a must.
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 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 colleagues
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 either a first degree in occupational health and safety management, the NEBOSH diploma or certificate or NCRQ diploma or certificate in applied health and safety, or equivalent level qualification and already be CMIOSH, Grad IOSH working towards chartered membership or hold equivalent professional memberships in IIRSM. Equivalent membership of BIFM together with relevant health and safety qualifications and experience will also be considered.
You'll have prior experience of delivering health and safety services ideally in a local authority or similar large, complex and diverse organisation.
Closing date: 14 October 2022
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.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on email@example.com