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Senior H&S Adviser

Job Title: Senior H&S Adviser
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Edinburgh
Industry:
HSE
Salary: £18.22 - £20.21 per hour
Start Date: 2019-02-11 00:00:00
Reference: 082104678
Contact Name: Ashleigh Irvine
Contact Email: ashleigh.irvine@pertemps.co.uk
Job Published: February 01, 2019 12:34

Job Description

Senior Health and Safety Adviser (Governance and Assurance)

Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council to recruit for a Senior Health and Safety Adviser in the city centre of Edinburgh. This is a full time position working 36 hours a week Monday - Friday on a temporary ongoing basis, starting immediately. The rate of pay offered would be from £18.22 to £20.21 per hour depending on experience.

Purpose of the role:
  • To ensure a robust governance framework for Health and Safety, aligned with the Council risk management framework and reporting accountabilities.
  • Be accountable for developing health and safety performance metrics, measuring performance against the metrics and benchmarking
  • Be accountable for maintaining a well sighted ' opinion' on compliance and the Councils H&S Policies and legislation across the whole of the council, and for challenging and escalating non - compliance issues.
  • You will provide professional and competent advice on all health and safety matters to all levels in the council, Elected Members and Trade unions

Major Tasks:
  • Ensure that the council's governance arrangements for health and safety are robust and work effectively
  • Implement a Council-wide risk based H&S assurance strategy and programmes.
  • Monitor compliance with Council policies and procedures, and legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and embed Key Performance metrics ( leading and Lagging indicators) and monitor performance against the metric, including trends analysis
  • Lead and coordinate all reporting of H&S performance
  • Ensure supervision, mentoring and development of a modern apprentice
  • Develop and maintain effective and trusted relationship with senior Management and trade unions
  • As a senior member of the H&S team shares responsibility for development and delivery of the corporate Health and Safety and effective team working.
  • Drive engagement of the council Health and safety strategy and promote" Zero harm"


Knowledge and skills required
  • Degree qualified or equivalent
  • MUST have NEBOSH Diploma/ NVQ Level 5 diploma equivalent
  • At least 5 years' experience working on an H&S role
  • Excellent knowledge of OHSAS 18001 standards
  • OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor experience preferred
  • Programme, Project and change Management knowledge and skills
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Be self-motivated and the ability to manage and prioritise workload


If you are interested in this position, please apply online or send your CV directly to Julie.Pollock@pertemps.co.uk. This position is an immediate start