H&S Advisor – Housing

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H&S Advisor - Housing
Corby, Northamptonshire
Interim Position

NNC (HQ)11303

Posted: 24th January 2023 10:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £22.20 per hour PAYE, depending on experience TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Corby, Northamptonshire,

    NN17 1QG

What's involved with this role:


Interim H&S Advisor – Housing

Reference no: NNC (HQ)11303

Pay rate: up to £22.20 per hour PAYE, depending on experience TBC

The post will mainly based at the Depot in Corby but travel throughout the area as required.

The post holder will advise the interim strategic lead for housing property services and the management team. They will work closely with Housing repairs and maintenance front line team leaders, repairs officers, in providing professional advice and challenge on the full range of Health and Safety matters.   The H&S Adviser will support managers to identify and manage risk factors.


Key responsibilities:

  • Review, lead and facilitate the development of health and safety policies, guidance, procedures and other tools
  • Support and advise colleagues to enable them to fulfil their health and safety related roles and responsibilities.
  • Support the delivery of health and safety training, briefings, and presentations
  • Monitor and review health and safety performance through audits, inspections, site visits, incident investigations etc.
  • Report significant findings from monitoring activities to relevant managers
  • Maintain competences so that knowledge of health and safety management, systems and workplace environments remain relevant
  • Identify and research best practice and legal requirements to ensure that professional knowledge is developed.
  • Support the Interim strategic lead and Managers within the property services team to measure health and safety performance
  • Review and monitor the implementation of Service Health and Safety Action Plans and advise relevant Staff so that appropriate actions can be put in place to achieve the delivery of those plans.
  • Monitor and review reports of incidents, occupational diseases, dangerous occurrences and “near misses” so that appropriate investigations may be carried out



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


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Minimum NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 3); level 3
  • Health and Safety NVQ, NCRQ Certificate in Applied Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Hold Technical Safety Practitioner membership of IOSH or evidence of equivalent status / experience
  • Evidence of working towards NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety -desirable
  • Level 6 Diploma or equivalent-desirable
  • Proven H&S knowledge and experience within a local authority with a good understanding of risk management initiatives and wellbeing issues
  • Experience of working with managers, employees and trade unions at all levels.
  • Experience of interpreting and advising upon the impact of new legislation
  • Proven experience as a health and safety adviser within an organisation with a wide variety of health and safety risks
  • Experience of developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Experience of working with managers, employees and trade unions at all levels.
  • Up to date knowledge of health and safety legislation and best practice and knowledge of effective health and safety management systems
  • Proven experience of undertaking audits, inspections, and accident investigations
  • Experience of developing health and safety guidance and providing advice on a wide range of health and safety issues
  • Experience of supporting projects and /or workstreams and advising on HSW matters
  • Knowledge of GDPR


Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of health and safety issues relevant within the council
  • Ability to influence and challenge line managers across the organisation
  • Ability to deliver effective presentations to individuals or groups and facilitate workshops and events
  • Able to work successfully as part of a team and also autonomously when required to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Able to form effective and constructive working relationships with colleagues and managers.
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft Windows packages, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret H&S information and adapt advice and actions accordingly.


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.

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.

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.



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H&S Advisor - Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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