Corporate Health and Safety Team Leader

Tower Hamlets
£53,574 - £56,754
19 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Corporate Health and Safety Team Leader

Directorate: Place

Division: Public Realm

Section: Regulatory Services

Team: Corporate Health & Safety

Grade: Grade M £53,574 - £56,754

Contract Type: Permanent

Number of Posts: 1

Hours per week:  35

Benefits and Allowances

A large Local Authority is seeking leadership of its Corporate Health and Safety Team and looking for an experienced practitioner to manage and lead the Team. The Team sits in the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service within the Place Directorate.

The post holder will have a broad remit that will set the standards and develop the safety culture across five Directorates. Service areas include schools, parks and open spaces, waste, depot, transport, mortuary services and much more.

The postholder will be responsible for managing and setting the direction of the five Advisors and support the Mortuary Manager with general compliance and management to the regulatory framework. 

Role Purpose

Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist

The successful candidate will be set key strategic direction with Senior Managers within the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

Health and Safety Audits, Inspections

Policy and Guidance formulation

Working with Advisors on leading the risk profiling, risk assessment review and development

Develop, Implement and audit HSMS/EMS Systems Review and update COSHH risk assessments Site Occupational Health & Safety duties Administration of HSMS/EMS Management Systems documentation Deliver health safety and environmental management initiatives Training Investigate incidents


Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist – skills and experience required include Proven Local Authority/commercial experience Knowledge of ISO14001 and ISO45001 Strong Management Systems auditing experience Passionate about Health, Safety and Environmental Management - able to spread this enthusiasm across the Team/Council Strong , influential personality Communication skills at all levels NEBOSH Diploma/NVQ 4/5 Chartered Member of IOSH 

Additional Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

To discuss these positions please contact David Tolley or Stuart McGregor on 0207 364 5008

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External/ Agency

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website

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