Senior Health and Safety Advisor (Property, Contracts & Trades)


London N22 7TR, United Kingdom

Closing Date:

28 Jul 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: PO7 (£56,172 – £59,328)
Work Location: Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, London, N22 7TR
Hours per week: 36 hours per week 
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 14th April 2024 at 23:59pm

About Haringey

Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the role

The Senior Health and Safety Adviser (Property and Trades – Housing) role at Haringey Council is a critical position responsible for supporting the effective delivery of the Council’s Health and Safety Strategy, leading to a risk managed approach to meeting the Council’s statutory responsibilities. You will be empowered to support the Corporate H&S Manager by leading the development, implementation, promotion, review and monitoring the Council’s Health and Safety Management Systems and associated policies and procedures.

As an integral part of the team, you will have the chance to work closely with professionals from diverse departments, gaining invaluable exposure to the inner workings of a dynamic and impactful organisation. Your efforts will directly contribute to the seamless functioning of our operations, ultimately enabling us to better serve the community. This role provides a platform for personal growth and development, as you’ll have the opportunity to refine your people management skills and expand your professional horizons in a supportive and collaborative environment.

About the team

The Corporate Health and Safety team is a dynamic group of individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we are dedicated to supporting and empowering our colleagues across the organisation to consider the health and safety of themselves and everyone around them in all that they do. We emphasise teamwork, attention to detail, and effective communication. Together, we play a vital role in supporting the council’s operations and achieving its goals. With a shared commitment to excellence, we proactively provide health and safety specialist guidance and support to council staff and schools within our health and safety service level agreement. We take pride in our ability to adapt to evolving challenges and find innovative solutions, making us an indispensable asset to the organisation.

About you

We are seeking a proactive individual with a strong drive to excel as a senior adviser with the capabilities to enhance and nurture the health and safety advisers within the Housing side (responsible for housing, trades, construction, capital works and projects) of the Corporate Health and Safety team.
The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (or equivalent) and GradIOSH (or equivalent professional membership). The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience in line management with examples of how they have overcome challenges. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience of providing competent health and safety advice in the public sector or for other large multi-site organisations, based on detailed knowledge of the practical application of current occupational health and safety legislation, best practice in accident and ill health prevention and other related issues, offering creative, constructive and cost-effective solutions. They will demonstrate impeccable written and verbal communication skills, consistently upholding a standard of professionalism in all interactions. Proficiency in office software, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace, will be essential in efficiently managing tasks and facilitating seamless communication within the team.
In addition, the candidate should possess exceptional organisational prowess, adeptly handling multiple tasks and prioritising them for optimal efficiency. Their demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion will be a cornerstone of their success in this role, ensuring the smooth and secure functioning of health and safety processes and procedures.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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