Operational Health & Safety Officer

£24, 657- £27,358 per annum
01 Jun 2018
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Operational Health & Safety Officer

£24, 657- £27,358 per annum

Mobile throughout East Devon

Full time

About us

East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.

About the role

Based within our Corporate Safety team working throughout our district, in this role you will carry out audits, inspections and staff training sessions aimed at ensuring our compliance with health and safety legislation and best practice across the Council, with an emphasis on higher risk services. This will involve developing excellent working relationships with service managers and staff as you review, consult over and redraft operational risk assessments and procedures and recommend improved safety processes and safe systems of work. You will also co-ordinate employee health surveillance activity in relation to HAV, audio and night work screening. With authority to either take direct action or escalate non-compliance to reduce risks as appropriate, you will play a key role in embedding a robust approach to safe working practices.

About you

You will already hold a recognised qualification such as the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent together with detailed professional knowledge of health and safety legislation, codes of practice and guidance specifically related to frontline services in a local authority or similar. Able to influence others you will also be adept at communicating using a range of media and to a broad audience to ensure shared understanding and to embed safe practices. Methodical and organised, you will be able to co-ordinate and manage several projects at a time making use of available ICT based systems to meet your objectives.

To apply online, please click the application button below and search using the job title. For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Ennis, Service Lead for Environmental Health & Car Parks on 01395 517452 or email aennis@eastdevon.gov.uk.

Closing date: 1st July 2018. Interviews will be held during week commencing: 9th July 2018

East Devon District Council has decided to relocate away from its current headquarters in Sidmouth. This position will be a mobile worker and the Environmental Health service hub is currently based at Sidmouth until new offices in Honiton become operational during the latter part of 2018.