Health & Safety Advisor

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/06/2020 23:59
Grade 6-8 (SCP 22-35) £26,317 - £37,849
Job Category:
Health and Safety
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre
Post Number:
Closing date:
30 Jun
Further Information

Sunderland City Council has an ambitious City Plan which sets the framework for the City’s ongoing regeneration to help ensure we serve our communities to the highest standards possible. The Plan takes us up to 2030 and major milestones have already been achieved including the completion of Northern Spire bridge, phase two has begun of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) and construction has begun on the new City Hall.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Health and Safety Advisor to work within Sunderland City Council’s Health and Safety Team.

The successful candidate will:

• provide specialist health and safety advice to managers and employees of the council, its partners including schools as well as trade unions.
• support the Health and Safety Manager and Senior Health and Safety Advisors in ensuring high standards of health and safety for all employees and in any other areas where the Council has an interest.
• assist in the formulation of appropriate policies and practices.
• attend and represent the Council’s health and safety team at local and national meetings or forums.

Day to day tasks may include anything from investigating accidents/incidents, contributing to developing the management system, working closely with senior leadership teams to influence safety, ensuring compliance with legislation & regulations, reviewing and completing risk assessments, preparing reports, delivering and developing training programmes and promoting positive H&S culture.

Qualifications required at Grade 6
Eligible for Associate/Technical Membership of IOSH or working towards Grad IOSH

Progression to Grade 8
Awarded Grad IOSH or equivalent

Ideally you will have experience of working within school and children’s services environments, in completing fire risk assessments and extensive experience in delivering engaging and informative training. You will need to have excellent communication skills, effective team player with an adaptable approach enabling you to build strong and lasting relationships with a range of people.

For an informal discussion please contact Geoff Scrafton on 0191 561 2386 or email geoff.scrafton@sunderland.gov.uk.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact the Org Man & Resourcing Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.