The Health and Safety Service has responsibility for the provision of competent advice and support service to all Directorates across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, including schools that subscribe to our health and safety services, in meeting their statutory and legislative duties and responsibilities concerning all aspects of health and safety relating to employees and others that may be affected by the activities of the Council.
You will be the lead point of contact for health and safety support to allocated directorates and schools, as well as leading the development and improvement of safety management systems, and arrangements for specific topics.
You will join an experienced and friendly team who provides competent health and safety guidance, advice, and support, to all directorates across the council. Undertaking assurance activities to ensure teams across the council are working in line with legislative requirements, policies, and procedures.
Encouraged to utilise your ideas, skills, and experience on how to do things efficiently and effectively, as part of our service commitment to continuous improvement, you'll have the chance to work alongside a team who are passionate about what they do and promote a safer environment for all our employees and others.
You will be involved in the development of policies, procedures Toolbox talks etc undertake inspections and audits, investigate accidents, and make appropriate recommendations
As part of the Council's commitment to providing high-quality and efficient services, you will need to be an experienced competent health and safety professional with excellent knowledge and practical experience of H&S legislation and issues within a Corporate and school environment.
You will have a relevant health and safety qualification, equivalent to IOSH Tech IOSH membership (minimum) and ideally have experience working in a school or facilities management environment with a proven working experience in providing Health and safety knowledge in customer service and statutory compliance and a wide range of other safety-related disciplines.
Highly organised with great attention to detail and a forward-thinking approach, you will be experienced in finding solutions to complex matters in a large multi-disciplinary organisation.
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and able to influence and work in partnership with stakeholders both across the council, and externally to achieve desired outcomes.
You will be proactive, flexible, conscientious, and able to embrace change. Crucially, you will also share the council's values and respect the opinions of others, you will work with integrity and compassion, and be a team player.
Have excellent time management skills and can prioritise and organise their workload to meet service demands and deliver a high-quality service against agreed KPIs, targets and timescales.
Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products and other electronic management systems, experienced in analysing H&S data and producing Health and safety required reports
Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.