Health and Safety Advisor
Are you an effective communicator, able to work efficiently and sensitively with a wide range of people? Do you have great attention to detail? Do you have experience of working in a customer focused environment? Are you looking for a varied career that can be challenging and rewarding.
Are you looking for in a career in Health & Safety?
If so, you might be interested in working as part of our Health & Safety team
As a Health & Safety Advisor, you will join a busy team of enthusiastic people to help managers ensure the quality and consistency of health and safety performance within their area and across the council.
Interview date: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Graeme Stimpson, Health & Safety Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07833 483251
About the role
We are recruiting a Health & Safety Advisor to work in our Corporate Health & Safety team. The role offers an exciting opportunity to begin a career in Health & Safety and Fire Safety. You will work with a diverse group of managers, employees and other stakeholders to ensure the quality and consistency of health and safety performance both within their area of responsibility and across the council generally.
Experience and prior Health and Safety training is not a requirement but may be seen as advantageous, however you will need to have a commitment to gaining your Health and Safety qualifications (Nebosh Certificate).
This exciting role requires someone with good self-motivation and organisation skills, who is comfortable working in an often complex environment, is an influential communicator, and has good levels of IT literacy.
We welcome flexible working and are currently working partly from home and partly from the office. The post will require travel to different sites across Brighton and Hove.
Our commitment to our people during this time of change makes this a really exciting time to join the Health and Safety team at Brighton and Hove City Council.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).