Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside Barnet Council for a highly sought-after role for a Health & Safety Business Partner on a contract basis.
As a Health & Safety Business Partner you will work directly with internal clients to provide professional advice and support to ensure legal compliance, the prevention of occupational injury/ill health and to incorporate best practice into all aspects of service provision in relation to health, safety & wellbeing.
You will support the Head of Safety, Health and Wellbeing (SHaW) to deliver and maintain the council’s Health and Safety Management System and delivery its objectives in the Corporate Annual Health and Safety Report the aim of which is to improve performance, culture/ and participation.
As a Health and Safety Advisor –
Act as an internal consultant to advise and coach managers on their responsibilities for health and safety duties, providing guidance and practical solutions to ensure legal compliance and best practice in line with Barnet’s management system.
Provide leadership on the health, safety and wellbeing aspects of business and service plans.
Undertake specific assessments (including workstation/workplace assessments), where required, and advise/support managers through the risk assessment process at an operational level.
Communicate, consult and share best practice across all directorates to improve consistency and performance to include providing expert opinion on any matters health and safety related.
Ensure all accidents/incidents/near misses are properly reported internally and externally where necessary, and investigated, in accordance with internal policy and legislation.
Plan, develop and conduct workplace inspections and internal audits in line with council policy and procedures.
Develop, deliver, co-ordinate and evaluate health, safety and wellbeing related training.
Be responsible for specific corporate health, safety and wellbeing areas of expertise.
Work with closely with internal service management to support them in insuring a safe, healthy and supportive, legally compliant work environment and work activities.
Make recommendations to ensure compliance, best practice and safe and healthy work activities/ environment, enable corrective action to be implemented.
Identify gaps in existing health and safety policies, and assist in researching, developing, implementing, communicating, consulting, monitoring and reviewing the new/ revised policies, procedures and safe systems.
Implement and monitor the risk assessment and incident management system/ process across the organisation.
To review, analyse, and interpret performance data/trends and produce statistic's and reports. Findings to be communicated to Directors and senior managers identifying opportunities for improvement.
Support the procurement process by supporting the council to ensure health and safety requirements are fully met, as directed by the Head of SHaW.
Stay up-to-date with any changes in legislation/ new initiatives/ best practice and provide recommendations on areas for improvement.
Attend and represent the Head of SHaW in any internal/external meetings and events, to include provide support, advice and guidance as appropriate.
Monitor and review contractors to ensure adherence to robust health and safety practices and act as necessary.
Support the Head of SHaW in delivering the strategic objectives for the council as described in the Councils Annual Health and Safety Report.
Perform related duties as assigned, within your scope of practice
Deputise for the Head of SHaW as and when required.
To apply for the role you will -
Hold an industry recognised professional health and safety qualification Chartered membership of IOSH or actively working towards attaining Chartered Status
Qualified Health and safety professional, preferable with CMIOSH and schools or local government experience
Ability to undertake health and safety inspections and Construction site visits
Ability to undertake Health and Safety Audits
Due to the sought-after nature of the role once you apply can you please contact Thomas at Spencer Clarke Group