Construction Health & Safety Advisor

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Construction Health & Safety Advisor
Interim Position

Islington RQ845103

Posted: 16th March 2023 11:11
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.68 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Construction Health & Safety Advisor   

Reference no: Islington RQ845103   

Pay rate £21.68 per hour PAYE   

This opening assignment is for 2 months 

The role includes assisting Neighbourhood Service managers with their staff's health and safety duties, training and management concerns.  

Key responsibilities: 


  • Ensure that appropriate health and safety standards, systems and procedures are adopted and maintained by Neighbourhood and Caretaker Services, consistent with agreed and documented council policies and procedures.  
  • Provide technical advice, safety training, safe systems of work, method statements and toolbox talks in relation to a range of health and safety subjects including but not limited to; risk assessments, COSHH assessments, lone working, manual handling, fire risk assessment, asbestos, and sharps, consistent with the council’s overall health and safety policies. 
  • Assist in developing and reviewing policies, procedures and guidance in relation to Neighbourhood Services as required by changes in service delivery, health and safety law or advice from statutory bodies including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), London Fire Brigade, Building Control, Environmental Health in liaison with Corporate Health and Safety.  
  • Ensure that the actions from completed fire risk assessments for council managed properties are completed in a timely manner, liaising with Estate Services, Area Housing Teams and Corporate Health and Safety as necessary.  
  • Assist in the investigation of serious or accidents, incidents and near misses in conjunction with Corporate Health and Safety and TU safety representatives and any subsequent changes to safety practice, guidance and risk assessments.  
  • Carry out regular safety audits/inspections of the communal space in council properties and workplace facilities including main stores, caretaker stores lodges and welfare facilities, ensuring that agreed health and safety standards/policies are adhered to.  
  • Carry out periodic asbestos stock condition checks on the common areas of council managed blocks, liaising with Area Housing teams and the Corporate Asbestos Services Team (CAST) where necessary.  
  • Attend formal and informal training as deemed necessary by the council and Compliance Solutions Manager to keep up to date with developments in terms of health and safety legislation, codes of practice, guidance and industry best practice.  
  • To assist coordinators and managers in the development and health and safety training of front line staff  
  • Assist in the production of management reports that may be used in connection with formal action 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • NEBOSH General certificate or equivalent in occupational health and safety 
  • Competent knowledge, skills experience in the documentation and application of eliminating or minimising danger in a range of work place and landlord/freeholder scenarios 
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting the workplace storage and warehouse safety for cleaning chemicals, materials and equipment and the ability to demonstrably co-ordinate and contribute to the safety of such facilities 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the legislation relevant to:- Occupational health and safety (including RIDDOR), Communal safety, including the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, and the ability to guide and advise the service following any changes or updates to the legislation and, in turn, any related council policies, procedures and management directives 
  • Demonstrable experience and ability to competently deliver occupational health and safety instruction, guidance or advice 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with an wide and diverse audience, including elected members, senior management and frontline workers and lead meetings and focus groups as the need arises 
  • Ability to ensure effective use of information technology, including word processing and spread sheets to input and extract information write reports, produce training materials create and distribute presentations 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Islington RQ845103
Construction Health & Safety Advisor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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