Health and Safety Advisor

  • Ongoing Agency
  • Belfast
  • £17.53phr

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BSNI is working with the public centre, to recruit a temporary Health and Safety Advisor, this is a temporary role with no opportunities of going permanent.

Main purpose of job

To be responsible to the Assistant Corporate Health and Safety Managers on Health and Safety matters for the Corporate Health and Safety Unit and Belfast City Council.

To contribute to the ongoing development, delivery and review of an effective corporate health and safety service and strategy which will enable the council to achieve the highest possible standards in health and safety, meet the challenges associated with the delivery of health and safety excellence in a complex and diverse organisation and ensure compliance with its statutory and best practice obligations.

The corporate health and safety strategy encompasses (but is not restricted to) the:

Corporate Health and Safety Policy
Corporate Health and Safety Management System (policies, procedures, guidance, forms, templates, information management systems)
Corporate Health and Safety Risk Register
Corporate Health and Safety Assurance Framework
Annual Corporate Health and Safety Plan (including the corporate health and safety priorities, objectives and performance indicators)
Annual Unit Business Plan (including the health and safety inspection programme, fire risk assessment programme, corporate health and safety training programme)
To ensure the health, safety and welfare of council employees and others affected by council activities through the efficient and effective delivery of specific work activities allocated to the post holder.

Essential criteria

 

Qualification, driving licence and experience

 

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

 

·        Have a third level qualification in a relevant subject such as Occupational Health and Safety,                         Environmental Health, NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent qualification;

·        Have a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland, and a car                     available for official business, or, [1]access to a form of transport which enables them to meet the                 requirements of the post in full; and

·        Be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at                    least one year’s relevant experience in a health and safety role, in each of the following three areas:

(a)   providing advice on the application of health and safety legislation;

(b)   conducting health and safety inspections, audits and accident investigations; and

(c)   preparing and delivering health and safety training courses.

Special skills and attributes

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they possess the following special skills and attributes which may be tested at interview:

Communication and interpersonal skills:  excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to write reports, memos and letters on highly complex and sensitive issues and deal with a range of internal and external bodies on a range of complex issues.

BSNI is acting as a recruitment business.

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