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Health, Safety and Risk Manager

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Closed for applications on 23/02/2018 12:00
£45,998 - £50,273pa
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Job Category:
Health and Safety
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Employment Location:
Hartlepool Civic Centre
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Job details 

Closing date:
23 Feb

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Health, Safety and Risk team is a small professional unit which supports Hartlepool Borough Council (HBC), schools and external clients e.g. GP surgeries in matters of health and safety risk, occupational health and employee support.

We are now looking for a high calibre health and safety professional to lead the team and the development of the service.

Reporting to the Assistant Director - Corporate Services, and working closely with Elected Members, Trade Unions, Chief Officers and staff, it is a high profile position which carries a great deal of leadership responsibility. Your main role will be to lead on all aspects of health and safety matters across the Council, schools and external clients. You will act as the Competent Person for the council on health and safety matters, manage the employee wellbeing support services contracts (such as occupational health, physiotherapy and counselling) and ensure the council complies with statutory obligations as regards health and safety. You will provide appropriate and necessary policies, procedures and systems to ensure that risk is identified, managed and improved upon. You will be a change maker in respect of organisational responses to health and safety and management of risk and will support the council, schools and external clients to deliver good practice in respect of health and safety.

You will hold a relevant degree or diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (or equivalent) and will have chartered membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (or equivalent). A fire risk assessors certificate and management certificate would be desirable. You will also have experience of working with a range of agencies at a senior level.

For an informal discussion please contact Claire McLaren, Assistant Director, Corporate Services on (01429) 523003.

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