Health and Safety Officer

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Job Sector:
West Midlands
Salary Description:
£16.10 - £18.00 p hour
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Umbrella rate: £18.00 an hour Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Health and Safety Officer on a 3 month contract. They would like someone who has the experience and knowledge in the following: Purpose of the role - To advise the client on the development and maintenance of a corporate health and safety governance framework that ensures safe systems of work across the authority and compliance with relevant legislation Duties/Responsibilities - Provide specialist expertise in relation to the development of policy and interpretation of changing external requirements within the relevant professional discipline, taking account of service and community demands and the political priorities of the council Provide specialist advice and support both internally and externally (whilst using good judgement to avoid risk, make decisions and resolve complex issues in the interests of the council and its people) Provide relevant professional and technical direction, support and training to colleagues (and guide the decisions they make) Lead on and deliver the review and updating of relevant (cross council) service specific policies and procedures Represent and protect the reputation of the council both internally and externally as part of your work and advise on the formulation of associated strategy and framework Retain relevant professional membership or licence, work to its codes and participate in learning that will help you perform your role successfully and the wider team meet the standards expected. Fulfil the work schedule and key performance targets set for your role and team including the management and delivery of a related caseload of work Lead on or make a significant contribution to specific project work including the associated fundraising, budget oversight, procurement and purchasing Lead a team of people to deliver a significant project (or significant part of a service) and plan the capacity, ability and work schedules accordingly Demonstrate a strong customer focus when developing both internal and external partnerships relevant to your work (and continue this standard throughout any subsequent management of contracts) Take an entrepreneurial approach to your thinking, enabling you and your team to recognise opportunities for doing things more efficiently and then play a lead role in the embedding of process and performance improvement Research, report and analyse performance management information to make useful recommendations for process and performance improvement (and advise management in their decision making) Knowledge/Skills/Qualifications/Experience - Chartered Member of Institute of safety and Health Experienced Health & Safety Officer Public Sector experience desirable but not essential Advise on the review of health and safety policies, practices and systems and advise of any areas requiring improvement Chartered Member of Institute of safety and Health. Assist operational managers with the preparation of health and safety risk assessments and appropriate safe operating procedures. 1Ensure that all accidents, near misses, incidents and diseases are properly recorded and investigated with a view to recommending improvement action To report as appropriate matters to the Health and Safety Executive and liaise with them to ensure that the Council discharges its responsibilities effectively. Develop and deliver or commission health and safety training and induction across the authority Carry out health and safety inspections and audits Conduct DSE assessments

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Contact: Kris Clare

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