Senior Health, Safety and Risk Practitioner

Job details
Posting date: 22 May 2024
Salary: £43,421.00 to £46,464.00 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 June 2024
Location: S41 0LP
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 1 day per week
Company: Chesterfield Borough Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: CBC243060

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Reference: CBC243060
Salary details: £43,421 - £46,464 per year (Pay Award pending)
Job term: Permanent x 2 post
Appointment type: Full time
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Town Hall
Department: Digital, Human Resources and Customer Services

CBC243060 - Job description and person specification.

Join Our Team!

Chesterfield Borough Council is seeking two dynamic and experienced Senior Health, Safety, and Risk Practitioners to join our ambitious and forward-thinking team.

In these newly created senior roles, you will have the opportunity to drive significant positive change across our diverse range of services.

About the Role:

As a key member of our health, safety, and risk service, you will: Collaborate with various directorates to ensure the safety, health, and wellbeing of our employees, partners, and the public. Safeguard Council assets, property, and reputation through effective health, safety, risk management and resilience practices.
Maintain a visible presence within the services you support, fostering a strong and modern H&S culture. Act as a facilitator, not a blocker, ensuring that health and safety measures enable, rather than hinder, operational efficiency.
Develop and implement cost-effective innovative ways of working, to support H&S policies and practices that leverage digital tools and data-driven insights.
What We Offer:

A chance to be part of a vibrant and supportive team dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety, risk management and resilience arrangements.
The opportunity to contribute to a period of significant transformation within the Council.
A role that requires and values your experience in change management, gap analysis, and improvement programmes.
To excel in this role, you should be:

A Chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Self-motivated, tenacious, and professionally competent.
Skilled in handling challenging situations and resistant to change with calmness and professionalism.
Experienced in developing and applying H&S policies and innovative working methods.
Comfortable deputising for the Strategic Health, Safety, and Risk Manager and participating in the internal emergency planning liaison team.
Flexibility is required, including the possibility of out-of-hours work. Experience in risk management, emergency planning, or business continuity is beneficial but not essential. Interested?

For a more detailed description of the role or to have an informal conversation, please contact Grant Ilett at The job description and person specification are attached. Apply today and help shape a safer, healthier future for Chesterfield!

The Council is an excellent employer with rewarding conditions of service which include generous leave entitlement and sick pay, flexible and agile working, progressive HR policies, access to the local government pension scheme, discounted leisure membership and car parking.

How to apply

Interested candidates should initially apply with their CV and a covering letter stating the job title, and clearly demonstrating suitability and experience for the role. Please send it to no later than the closing date shown below.

Closing date: 23 June 2024
Provisional interview date: Week commencing 8 July 2024

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