Lead Health & Safety Officer

Employer
Buckingham Futures
Location
North London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Nov 2021

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Sector
Health and Safety
Function
Consultant
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Our client in North London is recruiting for a Lead Health & Safety Officer for a short term contract.

You will act as Lead officer for Commercial Environmental Health (CEH) responsible for the planning and development of measures to ensure compliance of statutory duties in relation to Test and Trace, Health & Safety, Infectious Disease and Outbreak Control.

You will be working in partnership with the Public Health Team, Public Health England (PHE), National Health Service (NHS) and the wider council in the provision of health protection support, formulating policy and procedures, responding to rapidly changing conditions to help ensure communication and processes are clear and to help ensure the team is able to operate and meet its obligations.

Duties

Provide a resource of experience, knowledge, and expertise in relation to infectious disease control and health and safety enforcement. Staying abreast and leading on developments on compliance, best practice, legislation, and other changes.

Ensure integration of developments into operational and strategic plans or initiatives.

Contribute to the formulation of the authority’s service objectives and strategies relating to value for money.

Contribute to the development of operational strategies identifying priorities and activities relevant to risks posed to the Borough.

Liaise with the Director of Public Health, NHS Track and Trace and Health Protection agencies to ensure the efficient operation of the local outbreak management plan. prevention control plan and test and trace service. Liaise with Public Protections Services regionally on cross border and national issues.

To be a competent inspector appointed under section 19, Health and Safety at work Act 1974.  Investigate accidents and incidents in line with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and legal requirements.  

Supervise and support officers including contract staff on complex investigations, enforcement, and project activities.

Prepare relevant protocols, procedures, guidance, and other documentation relating to health & safety and infectious disease. Ensuring effective and consistent service delivery having regard to customer care, the Council’s equality objectives and senior management team.

Knowledge and Experience

High level of relevant knowledge of Health and Safety and Infectious Disease Control with the ability to apply that knowledge to the provision of high-quality services

Knowledge and understanding of information technology systems and the ability to implement procedures that support the Services strategic objectives and meets its client’s aspirations

A sound understanding of project management and skill in the effective management of projects to successful completion on time and within budget.

Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) Level 6 qualification in Occupational Safety and Health

Diploma/Degree in Environmental Heath and registration with EHORB would be advantageous

Demonstrate relevant experience of extensive enforcement actions. proving competence and extensive CPD.

To register your interest please email ricky@buckinghamfutures.com or call us on 020 8125 432

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