Senior Safety Officer

London Borough of Newham
£40,000 - £44,999
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

Senior Safety Officer

The London Borough of Newham benefits from having a very diverse community, is well positioned with access to major rail and road networks in London and the south east, including the new Elizabeth Line, a direct route to St. Pancras and City Airport. Newham is the home of the multi-purpose London (formerly Olympic) stadium, now the home of West Ham United FC, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP). In the south there is the development of the Royal Docks, now the base for the GLA and the expansion of the ExCel Exhibition Centre.

We also have Westfield Stratford City, a shopping centre in Stratford, which opened on 13 September 2011. With a total retail floor area of 1,910,000 square feet (177,000 m2), it is the largest urban shopping centre in the UK by land area and the 4th-largest shopping centre in the UK by retail space. Westfield Stratford City is adjacent to the London Olympic Park, International Quarter London, East Village, Stratford Regional and Stratford International stations. The shopping centre is part of a large multi-purpose development project called Stratford City. It is promoted as contributing significantly to the local economy, with the creation of up to 10,000 permanent jobs including 2,001 going to local people.

Faced with the challenge of ensuring local businesses receive the support and encouragement necessary to meet the requirements of Health and Safety legislation, we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic fully qualified Environmental Health Officer/EHPs/ Senior Safety Officer with experience of  Health & Safety enforcement and licensing work.

As a Senior Safety Officer/EHO you will be responsible for investigating and managing a varied caseload, including carrying out routine or unplanned visits and inspections to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and taking the lead for developing, implementing and enforcing policies in connection with the health and safety function. This role will contribute to the delivery of Health and Safety function(s) within the Health & Safety Enforcement Team including managing effective investigation and resolution of cases.

You will deliver appropriate interventions and keep abreast of all relevant new and draft legislation, advice, regulations, training updates and other developments relevant to delivering the Council’s Health & Safety service.

You will be self-directing; taking responsibility for your own learning and development and confidently identify opportunities for innovation to improve the service. You will also get involved in projects that improve the services response to risk reduction and the impact of non-compliance on the community.

You will respond to complaints from the public relating to health and safety issues including massage & special treatment premises and Primary Authority (PA) related matters.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, and you should possess good I.T. skills. We are looking for enthusiastic, responsible team players, who are committed to high standards of customer care who can work unsupervised and perform well to targets/deadlines.

A full driving licence is considered essential

Closing Date: 10.7.22

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council.  With effect from 1^st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.



Supporting Documents for Senior Safety Officer

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert