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Health and Safety Advisor

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1248
  • Published: Thu 13/06/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/06/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £51,093 - £54,129
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Directorate: People and Staff Wellbeing

Grade: PO6

Salary: £51,093 - £54,129

Retention Bonus/ Market Supplement: N/A

Contract Type: Full time permanent

Working hours per week: 36

Weeks per year: 52

Application Deadline: 14/06/2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): June 2024 (TBC)



About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

As part of an effective Health, Safety & Wellbeing Team within the Chief Executive Directorate, you will report to the Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing. You will actively promote a positive safety culture and provide practical advice, guidance, support, and training to managers and staff across the Council, including schools.

You will help to develop and implement the council's health and safety policy and management system. You will have responsibility to provide support to all directorates, run designated training sessions, conduct site inspections and audits including follow-up visits, and support the awareness and improvement of staff wellbeing. An ability to carry out accident investigations, identify root causes, and reasonably practicable improvements for implementation is required.

You will be flexible with an ability to communicate at all levels and provide practical solutions and influence change for continual improvement of health, safety and wellbeing for staff and managers. You will hold, or be undertaking, the NEBOSH/NCRQ Diploma or equivalent.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Provision of competent advice to relevant stakeholders
  • Maintenance of H&S management systems
  • Accident and Incident Investigation and Reporting
  • Training design and delivery
  • Project Management and supervisory support for team members as required

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Hold a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health or equivalent
  • Hold Chartered or Certified Membership of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health)
  • Have previous experience influencing and engaging at all levels within a large, complex organisation
  • Be physically able to undertake year-round site visits

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

  • Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;
  • Satisfactory declaration of interest;
  • Continued professional body registration;
As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Geoff Schooling at geoff.schooling@walthamforest.gov.uk.

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1248
  • Published: Thu 13/06/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/06/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £51,093 - £54,129
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed