Senior H&S Adviser

Job Title: Senior H&S Adviser
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £18.22 - £20.21 per hour
Start Date: 2019-02-11 00:00:00
Reference: 082104678
Contact Name: Ashleigh Irvine
Contact Email:
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 This position is an immediate start