Assistant Health and Safety Officer
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£25,295 - £27,905 per annum (annual inflationary increment pending)
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Health and Safety
Newcastle upon Tyne
We are currently looking to recruit an Assistant Health and Safety (H&S) Officer who will work as part of a busy Corporate H&S Team. The post holder will work within the Councils H&S function covering Operational H&S, Strategic H&S and Learning & Development.
The post holder will currently be required to work from home, with a future blend of office-based work in the Civic Centre, Newcastle. The post will involve some site-based travel.
The successful candidate will be involved in delivering a wide range of H&S functions including: the review of corporate policies and codes, development and review of risk assessments and H&S website content, training design and delivery, development and delivery of targeted H&S audits and initiatives, provision of H&S advice to managers in different risk areas of the business, delivery of fire risk assessments and accident screening and investigations across a range of council service functions.
The successful candidate should hold the NEBOSH Health and Safety General Certificate and a relevant fire safety risk assessment qualification such as the NEBOSH Fire Safety certificate and/or the Fire Protection Association Fire Risk Assessment. The successful candidate must also have recent experience in conducting fire risk assessments.
This opportunity will hopefully attract candidates seeking an opportunity to further their professional career development in H&S risk management. To apply for this role you will need to be confident, a good communicator with a wide and varied audience, have a flexible approach to work, be able to meet deadlines and have good IT skills.
For more information on this post you can contact Katherine Chapman, H&S Team Manager on 07790890703 or Simon Shaw, Senior H&S Officer on 07790890713 in her absence.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.
The closing date for application is 9 July 2020.
The selection process for this post will consist of:
• 5 minute video recorded response to a pre-set question.
• face to face competency-based interview.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a socially distanced interview on Monday 27 July at Newcastle Civic Centre. The successful candidate must be available to start no later than Monday 31 August 2020.