Health & Safety Advisor

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Health & Safety Advisor
Contract / Temporary

S Gloucestershire RQ710793

Posted: 20th October 2022 16:00
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.47 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • YATE,

    BS37 5AF

What's involved with this role:

Health & Safety Advisor   

Job Ref: S Gloucestershire RQ710793   

Pay Rate: £19.47 per hour PAYE 


The role is based in the Yate office and 0ffer a hybrid working pattern with the expectation of office, site and home working   

To provide technical expert advice and support, working with a range of internal, external customers and partners as part of a specialist team.  Ensure that the Council’s statutory duties and policies are implemented and enforced and/or provide specialist technical input to Council policy making   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide specialist advice to customers on interpreting and applying policies and technical principles ensuring that effective customer relationships are established and maintained by giving clear and accurate advice quickly, making sure that the Council is aware of any implications, risks and benefits and that policy proposals are developed.  If relevant, provide expert witness evidence. 
  • Ensure and enforce compliance with department and Council policies, regulations and codes of practice. 
  • Prepare and present reports as required on a range of technical issues ensuring that they meet Council guidelines, are completed on time and the Council’s position is advocated.   
  • If relevant: assist in the supervision and development of a team.  Co-ordinate, allocate and check the work of teams, ensuring that performance objectives are achieved and team work is effective  
  • Give technical guidance and training to team members and other colleagues and partners as required. 
  • Develop solutions and put forward recommendations to resolve to issues, ensure that they are successfully implemented and that service regulations and codes of practice are adhered to. 
  • Input into service plans procedures and systems of work and propose changes to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the service. 
  • If relevant: plan and monitor spending from technical budgets 
  • Be the Council’s expert witness as and when required 

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

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent relevant qualification 
  • Appropriate level of membership IOSH (graduate) or equivalent and engaged in a relevant programme of CPD & IPD 
  • Experience of working in a health & safety capacity over the range of areas covered by the council, in relation to providing advice monitoring and policy development 
  • Experience of working in a complex, multi-site organisation, with direct contact with members of the public and vulnerable service users 
  • Significant experience in undertaking accident/incident investigations 
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent knowledge and understanding of health and safety legislation, regulations, and codes of practice 
  • The ability to communicate with employees and managers at all levels within the organisation, including the development and delivery of training, providing information, and influencing people or groups 
  • The ability to write reports, safe working methods and policy documents 

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. 

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. 

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: S Gloucestershire RQ710793
Health & Safety Advisor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Health & Safety Advisor
Client Category: Local Authority

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